Browsing: Air Force Football

A few football items for a Thursday, while we try to come up with some more sports that can be played on an aircraft carrier: 1. New concussion study: A must-read here, and it’s not good — scientists studying the autopsied brains of four combat veterans found “evidence of a progressive degenerative brain disorder known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease found in recent years among deceased professional football players who had suffered multiple concussions.” CTE symptoms include memory loss and suicidal thoughts, and the disorder can lead to dementia, according to the report. Researchers have said CTE likely…

We’ve written about Air Force 2nd Lt. Ben Garland before, when his career paths collided last year and he chose to give up his chance at becoming a pilot for the chance pursue an NFL career. As we reported, the defensive lineman had to skip the 2011 NFL season and serve on active-duty while applying for the Palace Chase program, part of which allows airmen “early release from active duty to pursue activities with potential recruiting or public affairs benefit to the Department of the Air Force.” Cut to a year later — his release has been approved, according to…

Three quick hits from around the web on a Wednesday morning: 1. Proctor resigns: Bill Wagner at The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital broke the news yesterday — Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor, who finished his senior season with a win over Army in December, has resigned from the Naval Academy and will not graduate. The resignation hasn’t been accepted, according to the report, but it likely will be, and was reportedly triggered by an alleged honor code violation. 2. Falcon free agents: Frank Schwab at The (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Gazette brings better news, reporting on the pro football dreams of Air Force…

We had a fourth-down stand, a fumble recovery and two honest-to-goodness punts in the second quarter, but the offenses are still the story. Air Force opened the second quarter with a 12-play, 79-yard drive that took more than five minutes, even with the no-huddle attack favored by both teams. After five straight up-the-middle runs near the goal line, Falcons quarterback Tim Jefferson pitched wide to Asher Clark for a 1-yard score that tied the game at 21. Toledo followed with a 51-yard strike from Terrance Owens to Bernard Reedy; the duo’s second touchdown of the day made it 28-21. Air…

It took the offenses a few minutes, but once they geared up, the expected Military Bowl shootout took off. Aspiring defensive coordinators, avert your eyes now. After a Toledo missed field goal and a fourth-down “quick kick” by Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson (for about 15 yards), the Rockets scored 14 points in less than 30 seconds: A 17-yard scoring strike from Terrance Owens to Bernard Reedy was followed by an Air Force fumble on the kickoff, then a 41-yard scoring scamper by Adonis Thomas over left end. Jefferson atoned for his lack of punting prowess on the Falcons’ ensuing…

It’s your last chance to catch service academy football until September. Whether you’re watching from your couch, from your duty station or from the nosebleed section, here’s what you need to know about tomorrow’s Military Bowl. Toledo (8-4, 7-1 Mid-American Conference) vs. Air Force (7-5, 3-4 Mountain West Conference), Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Where: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. Where else: ESPN (Pam Ward, Dan Hawkins). Also available online at ESPN3.com. A word from our sponsor: The game is presented by Northrop Grumman. A portion of the game’s proceeds benefits the USO; last year, that portion exceeded $100,000, according to the game’s…

Looking for in-depth analysis of Wednesday’s Military Bowl showdown between the Air Force Falcons and the Toledo Rockets? Keep looking. Want a few quick Military Bowl facts to impress fellow college football die-hards on base or in your office as everyone slowly escapes for a long holiday weekend? Now you’re talking: 1. Check the scoreboard lights: RFK Stadium will host two of the nation’s top-20 offenses, with Toledo checking in at No. 8 (493 yards per game) and Air Force at No. 19 (458.83). Toledo’s also eighth in scoring offense, averaging a little more than 42 points a game. Entering…

Check out the second episode of “A Game of Honor,” CBS’s online “docu-drama” on the Army and Navy football programs. Then, scroll a bit to get the need-to-knows for Saturday’s three service academy games. Fordham (1-6) at Army (2-5), 3:30 p.m. On the tube: CBS Sports Network (Gary Thorne, Randy Cross) On the sideline: Army quarterback Trent Steelman, whose consecutive-start streak will end at 33 games, according to an Army release. Senior Max Jenkins gets the start, with freshman Angel Santiago expected to see some time under center. On the radar: Snow. Maybe. Forecasts call for the ever-popular “wintry mix”…

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