Air Force ranks 2nd, CSU 4th in 2016 Mountain West preseason football poll

A year after winning the Mountain West Conference’s Mountain Division, the Air Force Falcons were predicted to finish second in the conference’s 2016 preseason football poll, announced live on Facebook Tuesday. Colorado State, which finished in a four-way tie for second in the division in 2015, was voted to finish fourth in the division. Boise State received 27 of the 29 first...

New Air Force policy eliminates two-year military requirement for athletes

When it comes to the military academies on the football field, they don’t get a ton of love from some recruits because of requirements after school is over. Now, it looks like Air Force is going to make a big impact going into the 2016 season. This week, they announced that football players and any other athletes looking to pursue a career in professional sports will not have to...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter gets apology from Air Force over Facebook post

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The U.S. Air Force has apologized to Derek Jeter after an active-duty member posted a photo on Facebook of a citation issued to the retired New York Yankee shortstop for boating in a restricted area near MacDill Air Force Base. Jeter, who lives on Tampa's Davis Island, was stopped by Air Force security forces on July 4 and ticketed $250 plus a $30 processing fee...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense Department says Air Force Academy lax in reporting

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) The U.S. Defense Department has released a report criticizing a former leader of the Air Force Academy but saying he didn't impede an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and drug use by football players. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported ( ) that the Pentagon's inspector general found that former superintendent...
Via Associated Press
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

President Obama hangs back on Air Force One to watch Game 7 finish

We’ve all been there. You’re in the car, listening to the end of the game. Or you’re streaming it on your phone, but your break at work is ending. Do you hang around and watch, or do you give up on the game? Well, if you’re the President, you just chill out on Air Force One until the end, as President Obama did on Sunday night for Game 7 of the NBA Finals: WH confirms...
Via The Comeback
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Lefty Jake DeVries Gives Air Force a High Draft Follow

There have been just three Air Force draftees since 2007, with the most recent coming last year when senior right-hander Ben Yokley was signed by the Cardinals as a 29th-round selection. Now the program is entering unchartered territory thanks to two pitchers in junior left-hander Jake DeVries and junior right-hander Griffin Jax, each of whom will command more scouting attention...
Via Fangraphs
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Fenner with 18 points as Nevada downs Air Force 72-52

RENO, Nev. (AP) D.J. Fenner scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Nevada downed Air Force 72-52 on Wednesday night. Elijah Foster and Eric Cooper, Jr. added 11 points apiece for the Wolf Pack (14-9, 6-5 Mountain West Conference) who were 52 percent from the field overall, 85 percent from the line and had a 41-28 rebounding edge over Air Force. Nevada scored first and...
Via Associated Press
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowl Picks 3: Air Force should ground Cal

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, Tx. California (7-5) vs Air Force (8-5) The Line: Cal by 7 The Pick: Air Force Contrast in styles. Cal throws the ball and scores, Air Force runs the ball and scores Air Force’s triple option offense will use up more time and keep the Cal offense off…
Via A Jersey Guy
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Air Force to review endzone prayers after complaint

The Air Force football team has always been one of the many schools to show unity prior to games as their players would hold hands and pray in the endzone. It looks like the school will be looking into whether that should continue after they received a complaint. According to the Air Force Times, an advocacy group filed a complaint against the team showing their religion at a public...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado player ejected for biting Air Force opponent (VIDEO)

Colorado's Tory Miller might pushing away that first helping of turkey on Thanksgiving after he already had a mouthful of a Falcon in his mouth Wednesday night. The Buffaloes forward appeared to bite the shoulder of an Air Force player while vying for possession and it was all caught on camera. The Buffaloes ended up beating the Falcons, 81-70 after Miller was ejected from the game...
Via The Other Paper
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boise State's Tyler Gray Plants Air Force Running Back Into the Turf

As a defensive player, when your opponent is running the option you have to do your job and your job only. That way the offense does not have an opening to exploit and as long as you make the tackle you can shut it down. Fail to do your assignment or slide away from it too soon and you risk opening a big hole for the offense to exploit. On the run below Tyler Gray certainly stayed...
Via FatManWriting
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Air Force has paratrooper land on field with France's flag

After Army started the day by entering the field with the American and French flags side by side, Air Force joined in on the goose-bump-inducing gestures Saturday.Prior to the Falcons' home game against Utah State, Air Force parachuters landed at midfield of Falcon Stadium, with the first carrying France's red-white-and-blue flag and the second carrying the United States' stars and...
Via FOX Sports
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

MW Championship: The Air Force file

The cadets got it done this weekend, pounding Army 20-3. More importantly, the Falcons reached the six-win threshold of bowl eligibility. They are now 6-3 overall. Block us on Twitter if you want, but we are bowl eligible now as we defeat @ArmyWP_Football! — Air Force Football (@AFFootball) November 7, 2015 The bowl question has been answered. And...
Via Mile High Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Air Force football outlook: The good and the bad

The good After running over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors last weekend by a score of 58-7, the Air Force Falcons are one win away from going bowling come holiday season. That sixth win may come as early as Saturday. Air Force takes on Army in Colorado Springs, a team that is 2-6 with its only two wins coming against Eastern Michigan and Bucknell. The Black Knights rank 48th in the...
Via Mile High Sports
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Air Force-New Mexico game to be played at Cotton Bowl

Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas is usually reserved for a few special games every year. The stadium always hosts the Cotton Bowl game at the end of the season as well as a neutral site for a few big games in the early part of the season. The Red River Shooutout between Texas and Oklahoma also take place in the stadium, but it won’t be the only game to be played there in...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Air Force’s Falcon Stadium to get makeover after season

Air Force football, arguably the best college team in the state, announced in late September that it will be making stadium upgrades after the season, having received a $5 million donation from an anonymous donor. Looks like we'll be seeing some changes to Falcon Stadium! #USAFA #youracademy — USAFA (Official) (@AF_Academy) September...
Via Mile High Sports
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Air Force Unveils Awesome Matte Blue Helmet For Saturday’s Wyoming Game

Awesome modern uniforms are not just for the Baylors and Oregons of the college football world. The service academies often wear some pretty sharp looking jerseys and helmets, and Air Force is breaking out an awesome helmet for this weekend’s home game against Wyoming. Check out this matte blue lid, it is one of the coolest we’ve seen so far this season. Alternate matte blue...
Via College Spun
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Air Force Lefty Jake DeVries Flying Under the Radar

Few teams have had the opportunity to evaluate Jake DeVries, but industry folks who are familiar with the Air Force junior left-hander tell me why Four Corners scouts will want to put eyes on him next spring in advance of the 2016 draft. Indeed, when you pitch for a small-conference school that produces few pro players and competes for regional attention with the Pac-12, you don’t...
Via Fangraphs
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy Trolls Air Force Hard In Awesome New Spirit/Hype Video

The Naval and Air Force Academies are not always the best at playing football these days (they are actually pretty decent squads), but there is one thing they do better than anyone--spirit videos. The ideas they come up with year after year are too funny for words.So I'm going to quit typing them and just say take a few minutes to watch this, and be prepared to laugh:Read more »
Via FatManWriting
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Altitude Sports teams up with Air Force football

Altitude Sports & Entertainment announced on Thursday a partnership with the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Altitude Sports will now be the official “Regional Sports Network of the Air Force Falcons.” This will give Altitude the ability to simulcast a select number of Air Force Falcons athletic events from and guest/call-in appearances...
Via Mile High Sports
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Air Force Member, Vols Fan Josh Gilreath Has Neyland Stadium Map Coordinates Tattooed On His Arm

Josh Gilreath is a Tennessee native and a lifelong Vols fan. He’s also a former staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, and back in May he presented UT head coach Butch Jones with the Tennessee flag he had carried with him throughout his deployment in 22 countries. Gilreath’s devotion to the Vols runs deep. So deep, that he has the map coordinates of Neyland Stadium tattoed...
Via College Spun
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Air Force unveils new Nike Mach Speed uniforms

While the 2015 uniform will have an improved and updated design and functionality, the tradition of Falcon football will remain the same in many areas. The Falcons will wear the customary blue jersey and white pants for home games. The jersey features the Academy crest on one shoulder with the American flag on the other. In the center of the jersey on the front, at the base of the...
Via The Student Section
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado, Air Force to renew in-state football rivalry

It has been nearly forty years since Air Force and Colorado have played each other on the gridiron and it will have been nearly fifty before they actually play again. Fear not, Falcons and Buffaloes fans, your teams will finally play each other after nearly a half-century of waiting. The two teams have confirmed a home-and-home series that will begin in 2020. The Falcons will travel...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema Is Wearing Metallic Nike Air Force 1s To SEC Media Days

The SEC West is regarded by many as the toughest division in college football. Apparently, the stiff competition extends beyond the gridiron and encompasses the footwear of the division’s head coaches. Yesterday, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen sported adidas Yeezy Low Boost’s at SEC Media Days. Not to be outdone, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is bringing the heat...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: BK Racing Continues American Salute Campaign with Visit to Travis Air Force Base

Sonoma, CA (June 26, 2015)- BK Racing continued its American Salute Campaign with a visit to Travis Air Force Base with JJ Yeley and Jeb Burton Thursday. Stepping off the plane the teamed headed straight to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, for a meet and greet with the service members. In addition to signing autographs and taking pictures, the two BK Racing drivers...
Via On Pit Road
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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