Browsing: Air Force

First, the traditional warning: Wagering on sports is illegal in nearly every state, can result in a career-destroying (or worse) compulsion, and is never as glamorous as even a poorly reviewed Hollywood movie would have you believe. Still, some sports fans like to know how Las Vegas sees things, and the Golden Nugget has released an early version of that insight, listing the lines of 10 key college football matchups late last week before following up with more than 200 other big games. One of those games is the last one on the Football Bowl Subdivision regular-season schedule: Dec. 14…

(Updated May 28) Note the big asterisk — all of the times and networks are subject to change, but here’s a composite schedule for academy football fans entering the 2013 schedule. Bookmark this page and check back for updates. All times Eastern. Click the links for channel availability in your area. Friday, Aug. 30 Morgan State at Army, 7 p.m., CBS Sports Network Saturday, Aug. 31 Colgate at Air Force, time/TV TBA Saturday, Sept. 7 Army at Ball State, time/TV TBA Utah State at Air Force, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network Navy at Indiana, 6 p.m., Big Ten Network Friday,…

There are high-profile recruits, and then there are high-profile recruits. Prince Harry, who is visiting Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend the annual Warrior Games competition for wounded service members, swung by the Air Force Academy on Sunday and took in a football demonstration. That’s American football, not the kind he’s used to playing in a suit, or the kind he’s apparently mastered in video-game form. Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun did the teaching, according to this (Colorado Springs) Gazette report, after receiving a special waiver from the NCAA allowing him to pal around with the prince in an official…

Four academy football hits, including an Air Force standout, two Army standouts and Navy’s bipolar 2014 schedule: 1. Garland’s new gig. Star Air Force defensive lineman Ben Garland joined the Broncos in 2010, left for active-duty Air Force service in 2011 and came back in 2012. The first lieutenant returns to Denver in 2013, but on the other side of the football — The Denver Post reported he’ll play offense this time around. He has not reached the active regular-season roster during his short NFL tenure. And he’ll also need to update his Twitter background picture. 2. Black Knight to…

Seven quick hits for an unusually busy Monday in military-themed sports. Non-football links after the jump. 1. Draft history with Air Force twist. A must-read feature by our good friends at USA Today on Charley Trippi, the oldest living top NFL draft pick. The Chicago (later St. Louis, later Phoenix, later Arizona, still Super Bowl-championship-less) Cardinals drafted Trippi, star Georgia running back, in 1945, while he was serving with the Third Air Force at the tail end of World War II. Trippi, now 91, returned to college after the war and led Georgia to an undefeated 1946 season, finishing second…

While armchair bracketologists begin pretending to understand college basketball and sinking workplace productivity, the Air Force men’s hoops team will be taking a long road trip to begin play Wednesday in an unheralded postseason tournament. After the NCAA selects its 68 teams and the NIT grabs 32, the folks at CollegeInsider.com choose 32 teams for their event, which begins Tuesday and runs through an April 2 title game that will air live on the CBS Sports Network. Home teams reportedly pay about $35,000 for the right to participate, with road teams receiving some money to help cover travel costs. The…

A blast — well, more of a bolt — from Air Force’s football past will be eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame this year, but he’s got a crowded field to deal with. Ernie Jennings, a first-team All-American wide receiver in 1970 who led the Falcons to the 1971 Sugar Bowl, was among the 77 players and coaches to make the Hall’s first cut, the Air Force Academy announced Tuesday. His 74 catches for 1,289 yards and 17 touchdowns remain single-season Air Force records; he also holds all the school’s career marks (148 catches, 2,392 yards, 28 TDs).…

The Army announced last summer that it would not return to NASCAR as a sponsor for 2013. The Navy and Marine Corps are also out of the NASCAR business. With rare exception. But the Air Force is back for 2013, renewing its deal to sponsor the Richard Petty Motorsports-owned No. 43 car, driven by Aric Almirola. The sponsorship lasts the entire season, but the Air Force will be the primary sponsor for two races on military-friendly weekends — the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C., over Memorial Day weekend and the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona Beach, Fla., two days after…

When Navy’s football team faced Notre Dame at a neutral site last year, the Mids had to travel to Dublin. When Air Force faces Notre Dame on a neutral site in 2015, the Falcons might have to travel to … Denver. Sports Authority Field at Mile High is less of a road trip than a weekend errand run from Colorado Springs, but it’s one of three neutral-field locations under consideration for the 2015 game, The Denver Post reports. Other options include Chicago — a short trip from South Bend for the Irish — and Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, better known…

The Big East is going through another painful breakup. San Diego State joined the list of schools leaving the conference (here’s a roundup) Wednesday, announcing its football program would remain in the Mountain West along with the rest of its sports in 2013. SDSU had committed to join the Big East as a football-only member; instead, it’ll be the third school — along with Boise State and TCU — to leave the conference without playing a conference game. Navy’s been an interested spectator throughout this process, watching its future conference add and subtract teams before the Mids join up as…

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