Browsing: Air Force

The Army had Joe DiMaggio and Pat Tillman, among others. The Navy: Roger Staubach, David Robinson, Bob Feller, and Yogi Berra, to name a few. Ted Williams served in the Marines. But the Air Force? Its top athletes apparently have been NFL players Chad Hennings and Bryce Fisher, who aren’t exactly household names. 2nd Lt. Greg Flynn, a 2009 Air Force Academy grad, is making a bid to change that. Flynn, an All-American hockey player last year, is pulling double duty as a contract manager at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and a rookie defenseman for the Lowell Devils of…

UNLV used a barrage of 3-pointers to overcome a first half deficit and hand Air Force their sixth-straight loss last night in Las Vegas. Air Force (8-10, 0-6 Mountain West) was led by junior Tom Fow and senior Grant Parker, who each finished with 11 points. The Falcons were ahead by three points at the half before UNLV’s Kendall Wallace knocked down four consecutive 3-pointers early in the second half to help give the Runnin’ Rebels a lead they would not relinquish. Here’s a game story. Here’s the box score. The loss was Air Force’s 22nd consecutive defeat in MWC…

Air Force lost its 21st consecutive Mountain West Conference regular season game tonight, falling to Utah 71-54. The Falcons have lost five straight this season and are now 8-10 overall, and 0-5  in the MWC. Air Force hasn’t won a regular-season MWC game since the final contest of the 2007-08 season. The only bright spot for Air Force was the return of leading scorer Grant Parker, who hadn’t played in a game since Dec. 8 because of a pelvic injury. Here’s a game story. Here’s the box score.

If you’re an Army, Air Force or Navy football fan, or the type of person who loves ranking NFL prospects, or you have absolutlely nothing better to do on Saturday afternoon, check out the East-West Shrine Game on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. EST. Army wide receiver Ali Villanueva and Navy linebacker Ross Pospisil will be teammates for the east squad in the college all-star game, while Air Force safety Chris Thomas will be playing for the west team. The Shrine Game is the a place for “mid-level prospects” to make a good impression in front of NFL scouts. While it…

The Air Force academy released a short statement earlier today indicating that coach Troy Calhoun will stay on as the Falcons head football coach. Calhoun had been mentioned as one of the leading candidates to replace Lane Kiffin at Tennessee after Kiffin bolted for USC earlier this week. Here’s the academy statement in full, which runs under the headline “Calhoun to remain at academy”: “We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved with the character building of our cadets and the mission of the United States Air Force Academy. We are diligently recruiting and working with our…

In his latest article, CBSSports.com’s writer J. Darin Darst claims to have done the impossible: He says he watched every single bowl game. More importantly, Darst decided Air Force’s offensive line was the most impressive group of blockers he saw during his bowl binge. After watching Air Force’s ground attack run all over Houston during the Falcons’ 47-20 demolition of the Cougars, Darst picked the Falcons’ interior line of Ryan Gonzalez, Nick Charles, Michael Hampton, Chris Campbell and Pete Lusk for his all-bowl team. Air Force racked up 402 yards rushing, including 173 by Jared Tew and 129 by Asher…

Look up if you’re one of the few lucky ones at the Rose Bowl tomorrow night to watch the BCS National Championship game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Texas. Air Force Academy cadets will literally be dropping in to deliver the game ball. Prior to the 8 p.m. EST kickoff, Wings of Blue, the Air Force Academy’s parachute demonstration team, will jump from a perfectly good airplane and float down to the field carrying the game ball, the American flag, Texas flag and Alabama flag. The Army Golden Knights and Navy Leap Frogs must be pissed they didn’t…

What do Jerry Rice and former Air Force chief of staff T. Michael Moseley have in common? They’ve both been on the same team as Joe Montana. Moseley isn’t catching passes, though, he’s serving on the board of directors of a Florida technology company. (Although maybe Montana will break out the old pigskin at a board meeting or two.) Read more on the Air Force Times FlightLines blog.

The Barry Switzer-led “Team Freedom” beat Tommy Bowden’s “Team Liberty” 36-8 in the first-ever Tostitos “Salute the Troops” flag football bowl game held at Camp Liberty, Iraq, New Year’s day. Tostitos partnered with the USO to bring college football legends down range for a head-to-head match with U.S. military members. “These brave men and women weren’t able to experience the excitement of the bowl season, so we brought the thrill to them, complete with some of their favorite college football legends,” former University of Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer said. “It was something I know I won’t forget and I hope…

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