Air Force

RSS for Air Force
From the JV team to standing next to the President

From the JV team to standing next to the President

Each year the nation’s championship professional and collegiate teams parade through the White House to meet President Obama. They present him with an official ball and a jersey to represent their championship season. It’s a safe to say, though, that Air Force Academy football...

Air Force honored at White House

Air Force honored at White House

President Obama honored Air Force's football team Thursday at the White House for winning the 2014 Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.."This was quite a season for the Falcons," Obama said. "But my favorite thing about the Air Force and all the academies who come here, it's not just...

Steelhammer feels spring optimism for the fall

Steelhammer feels spring optimism for the fall

As a former college baseball recruit, Weston Steelhammer played the sport long enough to understand spring optimism and the rite of passage in the diamond game. That definition changed, though, once the former Alabama baseball recruit cast his future with the Air Force Academy...

NFL Combine not on radar for Conant

NFL Combine not on radar for Conant

NFL aspirations are in the air these days with the NFL Combine for eligible college football players about to open Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis. Academy athletes aren’t routinely part of such a mix with their five-year military commitment awaiting them, and Air Force’s...

Air Forces Hart displays his heart on and off the field

Air Forces Hart displays his heart on and off the field

By the very definition of "military academy student-athlete," an Air Force football player’s time is arranged for him. Air Force senior fullback Broam Hart's schedule is one of two listed on the weekly Air Force Game Notes as an example of how the Falcons have a full day from...

Husar turns up standing tall at Air Force

Husar turns up standing tall at Air Force

If you want to make an argument for what’s missing from big-time college football recruiting, you could start with Michael Husar Jr. He’s the son of a Michigan 1988 All-Big Ten offensive lineman that played for Bo Schembechler, Michael Husar Sr. He’s a strong student that...

Mays thrives with tutoring from high school coach

Mays thrives with tutoring from high school coach

Air Force senior cornerback Jordan Mays is at that stage in life when he’s mature enough to put teenage stubbornness behind him and openly admit his high school football coach was right. And the timing couldn’t be better for Mays and Sean Crocker, Mays’ head coach at Apex (N.C.)...

Air Force and Griffin taking to the pass again

Air Force and Griffin taking to the pass again

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun did the heavy lifting to land Falcons starting tight end Garrett Griffin in the recruiting Class of 2012, but he had a head start, thanks to Hall of Fame coach coach Fisher DeBerry. DeBerry was still Air Force’s head coach in 2005 when Griffin...

Conant worked his turn at double duty

Conant worked his turn at double duty

The overworked expression for young football players is “waiting your turn” to climb the depth chart. Air Force senior kicker and punter Will Conant, who played as a freshman on the JV team and as a sophomore on the varsity not at all, uses another phrase. “You can...

Pierce prepares for first academy rivalry game

Pierce prepares for first academy rivalry game

Air Force senior inside linebacker Jordan Pierce is making his seventh career start since breaking into the lineup for the final three games in 2013, but this week is different from any other. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior inside linebacker is scheduled to start...