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2 years 4 months ago

Obama salutes Air Force Academy football team

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama struck a football running back's pose after congratulating the Air Force Academy football team for winning the Commander in Chief trophy, the academy's second in two years and 18th overall. Obama presented the trophy during a ceremony Monday in the White House East Room....

3 years 3 months ago

TCU - AFA kickoff set for 1:30

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Air Force- TCU football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Falcon Stadium will start at 1:30 p.m. mountain time according to an announcement Tuesday from the Mountain West office. The game will be televised nationally by VERSUS HD. The kickoff time finalizes the...

3 years 6 months ago

7 home games on 2011 AFA football schedule

U.S.A.F. Academy, Colo. - Seven home games highlight the Air Force football schedule, released Thursday by the Mountain West Conference. The schedule only features opponents and dates. Game times and television will be released at a later date. The Falcons open the season Sept. 3 against South Dakota in...

3 years 6 months ago

Walker wins prestigious Bullard Award

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Senior fullback Nathan Walker won the Brian Bullard Memorial Award, the highest honor a Falcon football player can earn, at the annual Air Force Football banquet at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Walker helped the Falcons finish the season with a 9-4...

3 years 7 months ago

Singleton leaves Air Force for Indiana

The Air Force football team has lost long-time running backs coach Jemal Singleton. Indiana University coach Kevin Wilson announced Wednesday that Singleton will become the Hoosiers running backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Singleton, who also played at the Academy, has been on the coaching staff for the past eight...

3 years 9 months ago

Rembert is lone Falcon on All-Conference First Team

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force senior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named first-team all-Mountain West Conference for the second straight year today, according to the conference. Rembert is the first Falcon to earn first-team honors in back-to-back seasons since offensive lineman James Norman in 1998-99. Rembert is...

3 years 9 months ago

Rembert named to All-American Team

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force senior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named first-team All-America Monday by the American Football Coaches Association. Rembert is the first Falcon to earn first-team honors since Carlton McDonald was named to multiple first teams in 1992. Rembert is the second Falcon in...

3 years 11 months ago

Rembert recognized for big weekend

Air Force cornerback Reggie Rembert received double the recognition on Monday. Rembert was named the defensive player of the week by both the national Walter Camp Foundation and the Mountain West Conference. Rembert recorded a season-high seven tackles (four solo stops), an interception, three pass breakups and a fumble...

4 years 1 month ago

Air Force kicker named to Groza Watch List

USAFA, Colo. - Air Force junior placekicker Erik Soderberg was named to the Watch List for the 2010 Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award, by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. Soderberg was a second-team all-Mountain West Conference selection last season as he led the conference and was third in...

4 years 1 month ago

Rembert named to Hornung Award Watch List

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force senior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named to the 2010 Paul Hornung Award watch list. Rembert was one of 48 players on the watch list for the award, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The Louisville Sports Commission,...

4 years 1 month ago

Calhoun will visit troops again in 2011

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun will once again visit military troops overseas in 2011. This will be the coach's second trip to visit troops, as he visited the Middle East during the summer of 2009. This year's visit will take place from Feb. 12-20 and locations and additional...

4 years 1 month ago

Falcons kickoff football practice

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun was so excited about the first day of Air Force football practice he woke up at 3:30 a.m. on Monday. He said, "You don't need your alarm clock. You don't need the sun to wake you up. You don't need the blue horizon." ...

4 years 1 month ago

3 Falcons named preseason All-Conference

LAS VEGAS - The Mountain West Conference announced its 2010 preseason all-Conference football team Tuesday as selected by members of the media. TCU swept the individual awards with senior quarterback Andy Dalton being named Preseason MWC Offensive Player of the Year, junior linebacker Tank Carder selected as Defensive Player of...

4 years 1 month ago

AFA picked 4th in MWC preseason poll

LAS VEGAS - Defending Mountain West Conference football champion TCU was predicted to capture its second consecutive title in 2010 in a poll of media members, announced Tuesday at MWC Football Media Day being held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. The Horned Frogs posted a perfect 8-0...

4 years 8 months ago

Calhoun stays at Air Force

Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun ended the speculation and rumors on Thursday when he announced he would return to coach Air Force in 2010. Here is the complete written statement that News First 5 received from Calhoun. "We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved...

4 years 8 months ago

Calhoun reportedly a candidate at Tennessee

Rumors and speculation concerning Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun are nothing news. And for the third straight season Calhoun's name is being mentioned as a possible candidate for a marquee job at a big school. For the second straight year that potential job is at the University of Tennessee....

4 years 8 months ago

Air Force Falcons soar to bowl victory!

Asher Clark and Jared Tew each ran for more than 100 yards with two touchdowns and Air Force's top-ranked passing defense had six interceptions against NCAA passing leader Case Keenum, leading the Falcons to a 47-20 victory over Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday. Air Force's plan...

4 years 10 months ago

Air Force runs over UNLV by 28

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Asher Clark ran for career highs of three touchdowns and 160 yards and Air Force totaled 431 yards on ground Saturday in a 45-17 romp over UNLV. Clark scored on runs of 40, 24 and 2 yards. He had his first 100-yard game of...

4 years 10 months ago

Falcons gear up for Army

It's Service Academy week for Air Force football. The 5-4 Falcons host 3-5 Army Saturday. "I think Army and Navy are special for us," said Air Force linebacker John Falgout. "The fact that they're our Service Academy rivals means they mean a little more for us than the regular...

4 years 10 months ago

Falcons lose Dietz for three weeks

Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz had surgery on Monday to repair a broken bone in his throwing hand. He had two pins inserted and will miss at least three weeks. Dietz broke the bone on the fourth play of Saturday's Utah game. But he fought through the pain and...

4 years 10 months ago

Fisher DeBerry authors new book

If you're an Air Force football fan, Fisher DeBerry's new book "The Power of Influence," is a must. . DeBerry told News First Sports Director Lee Douglas,"If you see a turtle sitting on a fence post he didn't get there by himself. None of us do anything in life...

4 years 10 months ago

A tale of two quarterbacks

After scoring only ten points against Wyoming on Saturday, Air Force football continues to search for an answer on offense. Tim Jefferson hasn't look like the reigning Mountain West Freshman of the Year since injuring his ankle a month ago in New Mexico. Against Navy, the Falcons failed...

4 years 11 months ago

Falcons Rembert wins player of the week honors

Andy Dalton (TCU), Austyn Carta-Samuels (Wyoming), Reggie Rembert (Air Force) and Ian Watts (Wyoming) are Mountain West Conference Players of the Week for games through Sept. 26. Dalton and Carta-Samuels share the Offensive Player of the Week honor, while Rembert garners the Defensive Player award and Watts receives Special Teams...

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