The 2013 Air Force water polo media guide is now available online at the following link:
The Falcons, ranked 12th nationally in the preseason coaches' poll, open the 2013 season this weekend, Sept. 7-8, at the Triton Invitational, hosted by WWPA rival UC San Diego.
Two members of the Air Force men's gymnastics team earned All-American
Scholar-Athlete honors from the College Gymnastics Association last week, while
the team also received recognition. James Okamoto, a 2013 Academy graduate, was
honored with first-team status based on his GPA of 3.50 or higher, while current
senior Nick Owen claimed second-team accolades for his GPA between 3.200-3.499. As a team, the Falcons were one of six teams
to earn Honorable Mention status based on the team's overall GPA.
The Air Force track and field team hosted the third-annual Cadet Wing
Open Intramural Track and Field Meet last week (Aug. 20-22) at the Cadet Outdoor Track and
Field Complex. The 2013 event featured the largest participation in meet
history, with over 200 cadets from 32 squadrons.
In addition, the meet featured the first-ever "Faculty 1500" with over
40 Academy professors and instructors participating.
Eight meet records were set at the 2013 meet, as Cadet Squadron 01 won
the squad competition with 38 points. Cadet Squadron 04 finished second with 31
points, while CS-15 (27 points), CS-34 (25 points) and CS-35 (24 points) rounded
out the top five.
MEET RECORDS SET IN 2013
Men's 100m - 11.34, C4C Chandler Myers (CS-06)
Men's 3200m - 11:14.97, C4C Jesse Lubove (CS-11)
Men's 110m Hurdles - C1C Jason Fabian (CS-35)
Men's 2000m Steeplechase - 6:52.30, C3C Joseph Esswein (CS-14)
Men's Long Jump - 20'8.75", C4C Tyson McQuerry (CS-34)
Women's 3200m - 14:22.51, C4C Bethany Dorian (CS-04)
Women's Shot Put - 40'8.75", C3C Katelyn Holland (CS-35)
Women's Javelin - 90'7", C3C Katelyn Holland (CS-35)
Complete Results: WO-final results-2013.pdf
Football Foundation (NFF) and the College Football Hall of Fame announced today
that ESPN3 will carry live the 2013
Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on Aug. 28 from the Omni Hotel at CNN Center
event will start at 7:30 p.m. ET, and the ceremony will showcase the careers of
24 of college football's greatest
including Charles Alexander (LSU), Otis Armstrong
(Purdue), Steve Bartkowski (California), Hal Bedsole
(Southern California), Dave Casper (Notre Dame), coach Frank
Cignetti (West Virginia, Indiana [Pa.]), Ty Detmer
(BYU), coach James "Boots" Donnelly (Austin Peay State, Middle Tennessee State), coach Jess
Dow (Southern Connecticut State), coach Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee),
coach Jimmy Johnson (Oklahoma State, Miami [Fla.]), Shelby
Jordan (Washington University in St. Louis [Mo.]), Tommy
Kramer (Rice), Joe Micchia (Westminster College
[Pa.]), Art Monk (Syracuse), Greg Myers
(Colorado State), Jonathan Ogden (UCLA), Gabe Rivera
(Texas Tech), Art Shell (University of Maryland Eastern
Shore), Mark Simoneau (Kansas State), coach R.C.
Slocum (Texas A&M), Scott Thomas (Air Force), Jeff
Wittman (Ithaca College [N.Y.]) and John Wooten
event will be emceed by award-winning broadcaster Wes Durham. In addition to
the enshrinement ceremonies, the show will feature a preview of the 2013
college football season by a panel of top television analysts, including Tony Barnhart, Desmond Howard (a 2010 inductee into the College Football Hall of
Fame), Mark Schlabach and Matt Stinchcomb (the 1998 recipient of
the NFF William V. Campbell Trophy).
ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination
that delivers thousands of global sports events annually, and it is
accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN
app, and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and
Apple TV. It is currently available to more than 85 million households at no
additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or
video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to
approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military
personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus
educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks. A list of
participating providers for ESPN3 can be found HERE. For questions, contact ESPN Customer Care at
1-888-549-3776 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET daily.
The Mountain West Network's "Countdown to
Kickoff" episode featuring Air Force to the all-new Conference website (http://www.themwc.com/#!/video-detail/8yZ2x3ZDoCUjA7Lx5I8CLMyKR9G6ZuiN). This
footage can be found on the MW's YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ8Xi0M_cFE
and we've distributed links to our followers on the league's
Facebook page and Twitter feed.
CBS Sports has signed a
multi-year deal to broadcast the Mountain West Conference Football Championship
Game. CBS Sports will broadcast the inaugural title match-up live on Saturday,
Dec. 7 at 10:00 pm, ET from the home stadium of the
regular-season Mountain West divisional champion with the highest BCS
CBS Sports Network serves as the
Mountain West's primary television partner and will air 23 games this season
featuring MW teams, with CBS Sports airing one regular-season contest (Air
Force vs. Navy) in addition to the championship match-up.
CBS Sports' college football championship coverage on December 7 begins earlier
in the day with the SEC Championship (4:00 PM, ET) from the Georgia Dome in
new Mountain West football structure, which will culminate in an exciting
match-up between two divisional champions, is one of many recent initiatives
for the Conference as we enter our next era," said Mountain West Commissioner
Craig Thompson. "We are pleased that CBS Sports will serve as a
tremendous platform for this marquee event, providing an opportunity to
showcase the caliber of Mountain West football."
"We're thrilled to extend our
relationship with the Mountain West and broadcast their inaugural football
championship game," said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS
Sports. "It's a great addition to our college football programming and we
look forward to providing fans with a full day of Championship coverage for
in the fall of 2013, MW football membership will include Air Force, Boise
State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming in the Mountain
Division and Fresno State, Hawai'i, Nevada, San Diego State, San José State and
UNLV in the West Division.
Former Falcon Chris Gizzi took part in
one of the most emotional scenes in our nation's recent history when he carried
an American flag on the field in the first football game after the terrorist
attacks on Sept. 22, 2001. Gizzi's stirring dash took place on Sept. 24 before
a huge crowd at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football. The scene is going to
be part of the MNF's open this season. For a full story, click on the link
The National Football Foundation will enshrine the 2012 FBS College
Football Hall of Fame Class as well as the 2013 Divisional Hall of Fame Class
on Aug. 28 in Atlanta. A press event will be held at the construction site of
the new Hall of Fame, with enshrinement at a dinner banquet that evening at the
Omni Hotel at CNN Center.
The Hall of Famers include Charles
Alexander (LSU), Otis
Armstrong (Purdue), Steve
Bartkowski (California), Hal
Bedsole (Southern California), Dave Casper (Notre Dame), coach Frank Cignetti (West
Virginia, Indiana (PA), Ty
Detmer (BYU), coach James
"Boots" Donnelly (Middle Tennessee State), coach Jess Dow (Southern
Connecticut State), coach Phillip
Fulmer (Tennessee), coach Jimmy Johnson (Oklahoma State, Miami,
Fla), Shelby Jordan
(Washington University in St. Louis [Mo.]), Tommy Kramer (Rice), Joe Micchia
(Westminster College [Pa.]), Art
Monk (Syracuse), Greg
Myers (Colorado State), Jonathan
Ogden (UCLA), Gabe
Rivera (Texas Tech), Art
Shell (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), Mark Simoneau (Kansas
State), coach R.C.
Slocum (Texas A&M), Scott
Thomas (Air Force), Jeff
Wittman (Ithaca College [N.Y.]) and John Wooten
For additional information, please click here.
Dr. Chris Howard, a
1991 Air Force Academy graduate, has joined the
2013 National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association (NSAAA). Howard was a two-year
letterman at running back for the Falcons and won a National Football
Foundation scholarship and was named the nation's top scholar-athlete by
winning the Draddy Fellowship in 1990. He was also a Rhodes Scholar in 1990. Howard
is currently serving as the 24th president at Hampden-Sydney
Since 1959, the National Football Foundation has annually recognized
the best and the brightest college players, presenting them with prestigious
NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Currently an $18,000 scholarship for
post-graduate education, each award is presented at the NFF Annual Awards
Dinner in conjunction with the College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies
in New York City. On average 15 awards are presented each year, and accepting
the honor has always proven to be a highly inspiring moment for each recipient.
"Recipients of these awards have used their scholarships to become doctors,
lawyers, engineers, scientists, businessmen, and leaders in their communities,"
said NFF Chairman Archie Manning. "And many of our honorees, who confronted
with the financial hurdles of continuing their education, have stated that it
has been the NFF Scholar-Athlete Award that made the difference in their career
choices. Creating the NFF Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association allows them to
remain active members of this exclusive club."
The NFF founders believed in the power of an organization that would provide a
collective voice for the promotion of amateur football while highlighting the
game's long-term ability to produce tomorrow's leaders. The spirit of college
football and the NFF's mission of Building Leaders Through Football is embodied
in the National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Launched in 2008, the NFF
Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association adds to this collective voice, providing a
powerful vehicle for past honorees to remain in the vanguard of the NFF's
To help kick-off the 2013 season Coach Troy Calhoun and his wife
Amanda invite football fans to enjoy fun night with the Air Force coaching
staff to get an inside look at the fundamentals of the game and learn a little
about the x's and o's that make the Falcons go. The third annual Falcon
Football 101 event will take place on Friday, August 2nd at the Holaday
Athletic Center. Festivities will get started at 5:30 pm with drinks and
happy hour with fellow Air Force fans and the football coaching staff.
Coach Calhoun will then break the group down on the practice field to run
through how the Falcons prepare for each game. You'll get everything from
inside information on formations to drills for improving specific skills.
It will be an open question and answer format so if there's anything you want
to know about the team this will be a great chance to get inside the mind of a
coach. To kick back and relax after the practice portion of the event,
dinner and drinks will be served from Panera followed up by desert and an
athletic apparel fashion show. Participants will also receive a two
special gifts and a pair of tickets to the Falcons' MWC opener vs. Utah
To order your tickets to the third annual Falcon Football
101 event click here and register for inside Air Force Donornet.
Admission is just $40 per person and tickets are expected to sell out.
For questions please contact 719-333-2626.