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Air Force falls short of Frozen Four in loss to Harvard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Air Force hockey’s season may be over, but it left the NCAA Tournament feeling defiantly proud after pushing another of the nation’s best to their limit. The Falcons’ comeback attempt fell short, which left them one win shy of the program’s first Frozen Four appearance following a 3-2 loss to Harvard on Saturday night. “No one left early, huh?” Air...

Air Force falls short of Frozen Four in loss to Harvard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Air Force hockey’s season may be over, but it left the NCAA Tournament feeling defiantly proud after pushing another of the nation’s best to their limit. The Falcons’ comeback attempt fell short, which left them one win shy of the program’s first Frozen Four appearance following a 3-2 loss to Harvard on Saturday night. “No one left early, huh?” Air...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

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
2 days ago

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...

Robert Kraft Flies With President Donald Trump Aboard Air Force One

Robert Kraft’s friendship with Donald Trump has reached dizzying new heights. The New England Patriots owner flew Sunday with the U.S. President aboard Air Force One and spent time with him at the White House, according to The Boston Globe’s Jaclyn Reiss. Trump introduced Kraft to reporters at Palm Beach (Fla.) International Airport before they boarded the presidential plane...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

CSU earns 81-55 win over No. 10 seed Air Force, advances to MW Semifinals

Read this story at CSURams.com No. 2 Colorado State took control of the game midway through the first half and never relinquished it in an impressive 81-55 victory over No. 10 seed Air Force in 2017 Mountain West Championship quarterfinals at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, March 9. The Rams improved to 22-10 on the season, while the Falcons finished at 11-21. Air Force...
Via Mile High Sports
17 days ago

2017 Mountain West tournament: Colorado State Strolls to an Easy Win over Air Force

Looking to cool a hot shooting Falcons team, the CSU Rams had ice in their veins all game The Colorado State Rams came into their first Mountain West tournament game looking to shake the Nevada game from their memories. Thanks to a 25-0 run against Wyoming, the Air Force Falcons were the perfect opponent for the Rams. It looked like the Falcons would continue their hot streak from...
Via Mountain West Connection
17 days ago

Gian Clavell-led Colorado State basketball beats Air Force in Mountain West tournament

LAS VEGAS — For being such a longtime rival, Wyoming sure did Colorado State a huge favor. The Cowboys forgot to show up for the first nine minutes of their opening-round Mountain West tournament game Wednesday, falling behind 25-0 against Air Force in an eventual loss that advanced the Falcons to Thursday’s quarterfinals against CSU. That provided the Rams a significantly...
Via The Denver Post
17 days ago

Gian Clavell-led Colorado State basketball beats Air Force in Mountain West tournament

LAS VEGAS — For being such a longtime rival, Wyoming sure did Colorado State a huge favor. The Cowboys forgot to show up for the first nine minutes of their opening-round Mountain West tournament game Wednesday, falling behind 25-0 against Air Force in an eventual loss that advanced the Falcons to Thursday’s quarterfinals against CSU. That provided the Rams a significantly...

2017 Mountain West tournament: Colorado State Draws Air Force

Rams look to make it 11 straight against the Falcons Things couldn’t have worked out better for the Colorado State Rams in their opening game of the Mountain West tournament. The second seeded Rams (21-10, MW 13-5) will face the tenth seeded Air Force (12-20, MW 4-14) after the Falcons defeated Wyoming Wednesday night 83-68. Colorado State beat Air Force 85-58 in what was the...
Via Mountain West Connection
17 days ago

Mad About March: Tourney trips are no guarantee in Colorado

This story originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition. The 2016-17 school year has been a great success in many regards for the Front Range’s marquee college athletics programs. For the first time since 2002, all three FBS football teams went to a bowl game in the same year. CSU made it to their fourth consecutive bowl game, while Air Force...
Via Mile High Sports
17 days ago

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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Mountain West touranment: Wyoming opens against Air Force

A revitalized Cowboys team looks to make a deep run in the tournament Over the last month, Wyoming has appeared to get their game together. I’m being serious. Ignore the fact that they’ve lost four of those six games that they’ve played since the 4 OT game. Take a look at who they’ve played. Utah State, Colorado State, Boise State, New Mexico, Colorado State, San Jose State...
Via Mountain West Connection
18 days ago

A government policy change opened the door for Jalen Robinette to chase his dreams

  INDIANAPOLIS — He refers to reporters as “sir,” he’s taking six classes right now and he already has a job lined up after football. Jalen Robinette is most certainly not your usual NFL Scouting Combine participant, mostly because he is also an Air Force cadet. Thanks to a 2016 update to Department of Defense policy, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound wide receiver is eligible to...
Via BSN Denver
23 days ago

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
29 days ago  |  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

Led by Hayden Graham, Air Force men’s basketball beats UNLV

AIR FORCE ACADEMY — 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 in Air Force...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
February 23, 2017

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

Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones fly with Air Force Thunderbirds around Daytona

Via FOX Sports
February 21, 2017

San Jose State beat Air Force 83-78 in overtime

The Spartans looked to start a new winning streak after losing 77-59 to the Bulldogs Wednesday night. The San Jose State Spartans beat the Air Force Falcons 83-78 in overtime at the Event Center Saturday afternoon. The Spartans edged the Falcons 89-85 in the first meeting of the season. However, this time around, San Jose State found themselves trailing in the first half and were...
Via Mountain West Connection
February 18, 2017

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
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