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Air Force Falcons hold on to beat Western Michigan in NCAA tournament

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In a playoff run full of nail-biters, Air Force hockey held on in another for its second NCAA Tournament win in program history. Two Western Michigan goals only 23 seconds apart turned a rout into the hotly-contest game that eventually ended with the Falcons’ 5-4 victory ­- the academy’s fourth game in a row decided by one goal. That playoff experience helped...
Via The Denver Post
March 25, 2017

Air Force opens 25-0 lead, routs Wyoming in MWC opener

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jacob Van and Hayden Graham combined for 33 points, 21 in a dominant first half, and 10th-seeded Air Force defeated seventh-seeded Wyoming 83-68 in the opening round of the Mountain West Tournament on Wednesday. Air Force scored the first 25 points of the game, making 10 of 14 shots, including four 3-pointers. Wyoming ended the drought at the 11:25 mark after missing...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Utah State routs Air Force 89-58

LOGAN, Utah (AP) Jalen Moore scored 24 points and Utah State shot nearly 60 percent from the field in an 89-58 rout of Air Force on Saturday night. Moore made 8 of 12 shots, including five 3-pointers. Quinn Taylor added 13 points for the Aggies (13-15, 7-10 Mountain West), who shot 34 of 57 (59.6 percent) overall and 52 percent (13 of 25) from 3-point range. Sam Merrill chipped...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Jalen Robinette both a cadet and NFL hopeful

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) Except for the few who already have donned cap and gown, most of the 330 prospects heading to the NFL Combine next week have put their pursuits of a college degree on hold so they can focus on their football futures. They've traded campus life for high-tech gyms where they're trimming milliseconds off their 40-yard dashes and three-cone drills and facing...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Air Force beats UNLV 81-58

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Hayden Graham had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Air Force ended a six-game losing streak with an 81-58 win over UNLV on Wednesday night. The Falcons (11-17, 4-11 Mountain West) led 38-28 at the break and had their largest lead at 75-48 with 5:05 left. Graham reached his 500th career rebound, and with 1,000 points already, become the eighth player...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Military plane incident delays men's giant slalom at worlds

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) An incident involving a Swiss military airplane delayed the second run in the men's giant slalom at the world ski championships on Friday. A low-flying Swiss Air Force monoplane taking part in a formation training exercise struck the cable of a moving overhead television camera set to film racers on the lower section of the course. Swiss broadcasters...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Air Force made money by giving up home game to play in Cotton Bowl

Giving up a home game for Air Force made them money. When Air Force announced it was giving up a home game to play New Mexico in the Cotton Bowl in 2016 it seemed like a very odd choice, and the attendance proved that the game was out of place with the low turn out. Despite the number of people attending Air Force athletic director Jim Knowlton was pleased with the outcome. “We...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 16, 2017

Oliver scores 25 to help Nevada rebound at Air Force, 78-59

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Cameron Oliver scored 25 points with 15 rebounds and Nevada defeated Air Force 78-59 on Wednesday night. Oliver was 9-for-12 shooting and went 5 for 5 at the line as the Wolf Pack rebounded from a Sunday loss to San Diego State and now trail Colorado State by a half-game in the Mountain West Conference. D.J. Fenner scored 15 points for Nevada (20...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Daily Hike: Will Air Force have two players taken in the NFL Draft?

Catch up on all of the Mountain West news you may have missed Catch up on all of the Mountain West news you may have missed Air Force’s Weston Steelhammer could be drafted Falcons wide receiver Jalen Robinette is going to be drafted, and could be the first Mountain West player off the board. Safety Weston Steelhammer has options and could be selected. “Overall, Weston Steelhammer...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 14, 2017

Royal Navy rescues 14 crew from stricken yacht in Atlantic

LONDON (AP) Britain's Royal Navy says a warship has rescued 14 sailors after their racing yacht lost its mast, leaving them stranded in the mid- Atlantic. Britain's Coast Guard received a mayday signal from the 60-foot (18-meter) Clyde Challenger late Thursday. Royal Air Force and U.S. Air Force planes helped search for the yacht, and a passing chemical tanker attempted a rescue...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2017  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Denver lacrosse wins season opener against Air Force

The Pioneers won their season opener 14-6, against Air Force on Feb. 11, 2017 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Connor Cannizzaro led the Pioneers with four goals and two assists, while Ethan Walker had three goals and two assists and Jeremy Bosher scored three times.
Via The Denver Post
February 11, 2017

PHOTOS: Denver lacrosse wins season opener against Air Force

The Pioneers won their season opener 14-6, against Air Force on Feb. 11, 2017 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Connor Cannizzaro led the Pioneers with four goals and two assists, while Ethan Walker had three goals and two assists and Jeremy Bosher scored three times.
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
February 11, 2017

New Mexico pulls away from Air Force 74-67

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Sam Logwood scored 17 points and New Mexico beat Air Force 74-67 on Wednesday night for the Falcons' third straight loss. Neither team led by more than six after six lead changes until Aher Uguak's 3-point play on the heels of Dane Kuiper's back-to-back 3-pointers put the Lobos up 60-53 with 9:44 left to play. Frank Toohey hit a layup and Air Force...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Air Force’s Jalen Robinette earns NFL Combine invite

Another Mountain West player earns an invite to the combine. Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette has blown up since the season ended by earning an East-West Shrine invite and then a the Senior Bowl came calling. At bowl All-Star bowl games Robinette was impressive to scouts and that also led to multiple mock drafts have Robinette going in the second round. Now, he is heading...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 08, 2017

James scores 26 with 7 assists; Wyoming beats Air Force

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Justin James had 26 points, on 7-of-12 shooting, and a career-high seven assists, Alan Herndon scored 16 with four blocks and Wyoming hit 13 3-pointers in its 83-74 win over Air Force on Saturday. James made a career-best 10 free throws - including eight in the final 1:46 - on 11 attempts. Jeremy Lieberman, whose previous career high of 13 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Two-way Garland: Falcons lineman plays offense and defense

HOUSTON (AP) While his Atlanta Falcons teammates are enjoying a little down time, Ben Garland is hard at work. He's watching plays on his iPad and jotting down a few tips in a spiral notebook. No time to relax. He'll have a lot to remember come Sunday. Garland could be one of the rare players to play both sides in the Super Bowl, since he's a backup on Atlanta's offensive and...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Deshon Taylor scores 25, Fresno State tops Air Force 73-64

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Deshon Taylor scored a career-high 25 points and Fresno State used a 14-3 run in the second half to defeat Air Force 73-64 on Wednesday night. Taylor's 3-point play put the Bulldogs up 50-48 with 11:19 to play and he followed with a 3-pointer. Jahmel Taylor sandwiched a pair of 3s around one by the Falcons to make it 59-51 before Deshon Taylor knocked down...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Retired Air Force sergeant to host Super Bowl radio show

HOUSTON (AP) Bernard Edwards spent the past 16 years as an Air Force surgical operations manager, leading and training more than 300 medics and caregivers and aiding surgeons serving in the military. The retired technical sergeant is on Radio Row during Super Bowl week getting a chance to host a one-hour talk show on SiriusXM's special channel dedicated to the NFL championship...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Air Force overcomes 12-point, 2nd-half deficit to beat SDSU

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Trevor Lyons scored 15 points and Air Force overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to beat San Diego State 60-57 on Tuesday night. Lyons drove the left side and made Air Force's first field goal in four-plus minutes for 57-55 lead but Trey Kell answered with two free throws to tie it at 57-all. Air Force's Jacob Van was fouled away from the basket...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Mooring's 30 points lift UNLV past Air Force in 2OT, 87-85

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jovan Mooring nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, then converted five free throw attempts in the final minute of the second extra period to lift UNLV to an 87-85 victory over Air Force in a Mountain West Conference thriller Saturday. Mooring hit a 3-pointer with 3-seconds left in the first overtime to give UNLV a 70-67 lead, but Jacob Van answered...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

D.J. Fenner scores 30 as Nevada men’s basketball holds on to beat Air Force

RENO, Nev. — D. J. Fenner scored a career-high 30 points as Nevada held on against a late Air Force rally to win it 83-76 on Wednesday night. Fenner was 11 of 18 from the floor for the Wolf Pack (16-3, 5-1 Mountain West), who have won four-straight. Marcus Marshall added 25 points and Cameron Oliver 10. Marshall hit a 3-pointer and a layup early in the second half to help the Wolf...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
January 19, 2017

Fenner with 30, Nevada holds on to beat Air Force 83-76

RENO, Nev. (AP) D. J. Fenner scored a career-high 30 points as Nevada held on against a late Air Force rally to win it 83-76 on Wednesday night. Fenner was 11 of 18 from the floor for the Wolf Pack (16-3, 5-1 Mountain West), who have won four-straight. Marcus Marshall added 25 points and Cameron Oliver 10. Marshall hit a 3-pointer and a layup early in the second half to help...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Air Force; Loaded with Hitters Not so Much with Pitchers

Air Force Baseball Lineup for 2017 The Falcons ended up a pretty good 30-27 in 2016. They could hit, brother, could they hit. Think .325 for the team BA and you see what I mean. I always doubted their pitching because of where they play. However, they did end up with the Co-POY in Griffin Jax which means he could pitch most anywhere and he did. But what about the coming season...
Via Mountain West Connection
January 17, 2017

VMI to open 2017 season at Air Force

(STATS) - A first-ever meeting with Air Force is part of VMI's 11-game schedule this year. The Sept. 2 game in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will kick off the Keydets' season. Third-year coach Scott Wachenheim is a 1984 Air Force graduate. VMI, which finished 3-8 in 2016, will play five home games at Foster Stadium. They are against Catawba (Sept. 9) and Southern Conference opponents...
Via FOX Sports
January 16, 2017

Falcons' Air Force Keeps on Flying

The Falcons have a slogan they use to motivate each other: Arrive violently. It doesn't just mean big hits on defense, but also refers to the potency with which they dismantle the opposition on offense, as the Seahawks learned on Saturday.
Via Sports On Earth
January 14, 2017
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