The Mountain West Digital Network has just posted a feature story of Air Force's pole vaulting corps to the Conference website at http://www.themwc.com/allaccess/index.html?media=372409. This footage can be played directly on the index and track & field pages of TheMWC.com. It can also can be found on the MW's YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xasLMhlWJsI&feature=youtu.be and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=829306012179 and we have also tweeted a link to this video to our followers at @TheMWCOlySports.
The Falcons open the season at UTSA today.
On Saturday, the Falcons will welcome in another of the MWC's elite when #24 Colorado State visits the Springs. The Rams have reeled off four straight and currently reside just a half game back of first place in the league. CSU is just two games up on Air Force, providing a golden opportunity for the Falcons to continue their climb in the conference. Tickets are still available for this Saturday's 2 pm tip. To reserve your seats visit the ticket page on goairforcefalcons.com or contact the AFA ticket office at 472-195. Upper level admission starts at just $9. Scout Day tickets are also available for just $5 for all boy scouts and girl scouts and family members. For more information about Scout Day tickets please contact the AFA ticket office at 472-1895. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free foam Lightning Bolt at the gate courtesy of the Gazette.
Hockey vs. Canisius - Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th - Lightning tickets are available for a special discount that allows fans admission to the game and $5 in bonus cash to spend at the concession stand. Lightning tickets are just $10 on both nights. Click here for more information. The first 400 fans in attendance on Friday will also receive a commemorative foam lightning bolt at the gate.
Coach Pilipovich Show Presented by People's Bank - Live at Back
East Bar and Grill - Thursday,
February 14th - Catch up with Coach P and host Jim Arthur for
your weekly Falcon men's basketball update. Enjoy an hour of hoops talk
and great food and drink specials after work this Thursday. The show
begins at it's regularly scheduled time of 6:30 pm.
Boxing - Wing Open Quarterfinals - Thursday, February 14th @ 4:30pm - The long road to the Wing Open Finals continues this Thursday when boxing hopefuls square off in the always competitive quarterfinal round of Wing Open bouts at the Cadet Gymnasium. Admission is free.
AIR FORCE FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET DEPOSITS NOW BEING ACCEPTED - The Falcon football team will add a bonus home game to their schedule in 2013 meaning extra football and added value for Air Force season ticket holders this upcoming fall! The 7 game home schedule includes an October showdown with Notre Dame, and the annual service academy battle with Army on the first weekend of November. To lock in your seats for the 2013 season and take advantage of this early offer, click here.
StadiumJourney.com, publishes reviews of sports venues from all over the world. To date, they have posted reviews of over 1,200 different stadiums. Recently posted was a new review of the experience at Clune Arena. To see the complete review, click on the link below.
On Dec. 1, five members of the Air Force wrestling team--junior Garrett Manley, sophomores Jeremy Delzer, Kyle Morse and Jason Mossing and freshman Ryan VanGuilder--as well as four member of Cadet Squadron 39, volunteered to help the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind (CSDB) at their annual wrestling tournament.
The volunteers worked with students and staff from the school keeping score and acting as scribes and runners for the matches. They made sure the matches ran smoothly and that scores for each match were properly recorded and sent up. Two behavioral science majors, Manley and C1C Casey Schindling, organized and executed the event in support of the mission partnership between the Department of Behavioral Sciences (DFBL) and the wrestling team, as well as an ongoing relationship between DFBL and CSDB.
As part of the 75th anniversary of March Madness, the Mountain West has submitted an entry to the NCAA's "Your Shining Moment" Video Challenge. This video can be found on the Conference website directly at http://www.themwc.com/allaccess/index.html?media=363989, as well as on the front and men's basketball pages of the site. In addition, we have posted the video to Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=816743632289 and to YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beJy-W0o4iQ&feature=youtu.be, and tweeted a link to the Facebook page from @TheMWC and @MW_MHoops.
Three Air Force wrestlers are rated in the initial coaches' panel rankings for the 2012-13 season, released today by the NCAA. The final rankings will be one of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Senior captain Cole VonOhlen leads the way for the Falcons, rated fourth at 149 pounds. Freshman Josh Martinez is ranked 10th at 125 pounds, while junior Josh Kreimier is ranked 23rd at 157 pounds.
VonOhlen, a three-time NCAA qualifier, currently holds a 21-2 overall record on the season, his only losses coming to the first- and second-ranked wrestlers. Martinez holds a 20-6 record in his first season with the Falcons, while Kreimier, a 2012 NCAA qualifier, holds a 15-3 mark on the year.
Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by winning percentage, rating percentage index (RPI) and coaches' rankings to earn spots for the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches' rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches representing each qualifying tournament. For ranking purposes, coaches may only consider a wrestler that has been designated as a starter at a respective weight class. In order to be eligible for the rankings, wrestlers must have participated in at least five matches against Division I opponents and have wrestled within the last 30 days.
To view the complete rankings, click here.
Coach Pilipovich Show Presented by People's Bank - Live at Back East Bar and Grill - Thursday, January 17th - Join Falcon fans at Back East Bar and Grill as Coach P talks Air Force men's basketball with host Jim Arthur this Thursday @ 6:30 pm. Stop by after work, grab a few drinks and bite to eat while catching up on everything going on with the Falcons as they continue Mountain West play.
Friday Night Fights - Friday, January 18th - The Friday Night
Fight series continues this week with a full round of bouts from the Cadet
Gymnasium. Competition starts at 4:30 pm. Admission is free.
and Women's Swimming vs. UND/Seattle/Wyoming - Friday, January 18th and
Saturday, January 19th - Enjoy a full weekend of competition from the Cadet
Natatorium as the Falcon men's and women's teams host a trio of Division I
opponents. The event gets started this Friday at 6 pm and continues at 11
am on Saturday. The first 200 fans to arrive at Saturday's meet will
receive a free Air Force swimming t-shirt at the gate. Admission is free
to both events.
Gymnastics vs. Army - Saturday, January 19th - Join Falcon fans for
one of the biggest rivalries in college gymnastics when Army visits the Cadet
Gymnasium this Saturday, January 19th at 1 pm. Admission is free and open
to the public.
Annual Men's Basketball Cheer Clinic - Saturday, February 2nd - The annual men's basketball cheer clinic will take place on Saturday, February 2nd at Clune Arena prior to the Air Force vs. San Diego State men's basketball game. The clinic will be held in the Cadet field house beginning at 10 am and will include 2 hours of instruction from the Air Force cheer and dance team and coaches. Participants will also receive a commemorative clinic t-shirt, a ticket to the game and the chance to perform at halftime. Registration is only $25 and is open now. To sign up your young Falcon fan click here. For more questions contact Head Cheer Coach Laura Hutcheon at firstname.lastname@example.org.