August 2010 Archives

    Air Force's Soccer Siblings

    There have been some great athletes with the name Moses. NBA Hall of Famer Moses Malone, Track gold medalist Edwin Moses and Denver Bronco Ring of Famer Haven Moses.

    However, none had a sibling that played the same sport at the same college.

    That distinction is held by Kyle and Kaleigh Moses. Kyle is a senior co-captain on the Falcon men's soccer team. Kaleigh is a freshman on the women's soccer team.

    The duo from Huntington Beach, Calif., took time to sit down with athletic communications assistants Nick Arseniak and Jerry Cross to talk about life at the Academy and having a sibling playing the same sport at the same school.

    Q: What's it like, having a sibling playing soccer at the Academy?
    Kaleigh: It is fun.  Most of the guys on the team know who I am and kind of take care of me in a way. It also makes life a lot easier here at this school.
    Kyle: It's been cool, I get to help her out down on the fields and I can see her up on the hill as well.  It's cool to be able to watch her play when we both have home games.

    Q: Has Kyle been helpful with advice on how to adjust to the Div. I level of soccer?
    Kaleigh: Yes, he has been very helpful.  He comes to as many games as he can and he critiques me and lets me know what I need to do differently in order to be a better player.  I used to not enjoy being critiqued, but now I do.

    Q: What has been your advice to Kaleigh regarding the Academy and playing Division I soccer?
    Kyle: I tell her to play her game, play hard, and leave everything she has on the field.

    Q: How has the transition been so far, going from high school/club soccer to the college level?
    Kaleigh: I was in a pretty competitive club league in California, Coast Soccer League: Premier, so the transition from that to college level hasn't been too difficult for me.  The pace of the game and physicality of it is just a little tougher, but not too bad.

    Q: Who's the best athlete in the family?
    Kaleigh: Me obviously J. Everyone in my family is really athletic though.
    Kyle: Is that a serious question? Hahaha without a doubt me.

    Q: Do you and Kyle have a bet going to see who will score more goals/points this year?
    Kaleigh: No. Sadly we do not.
    Kyle: No, she knew there was no point so we decided not to.

    Q: You have a younger sibling, Kameron (age 15), is he considering the Academy?
    Kyle: He is all about Stanford right now.  He's the actual genius of the group.

    Q: How has soccer helped you during your three+ years at AFA?
    Kyle: In every way imaginable.  This program has developed me both as a player and as a leader. I have gained invaluable experience from the lessons of the game and from our wonderful coaching staff.  When I think back at the time I had at the academy, I will always think of AF Soccer! 

     
    Q: What are your plans after graduation?
    Kyle: I already have a pilot slot and I'm really excited about it. It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time.
    Kaleigh: I'm not exactly sure what I want to do yet.

    Q: Have you ever played against each other?
    Kyle: Not in a game, but we used to play in the house and in the backyard all the time when we were younger.  We would just do one on one stuff until she got tired of losing.
    Kaleigh: We used to play soccer in the house all the time against each other.

    Q: Hypothetically, would you rather pass the ball to your brother/sister for the game-winning goal or would you rather stop your brother/sister from scoring the game-winner.
    Kyle: Without a doubt, I would much rather pass them the ball.  We are extremely competitive, but we love it when the other succeeds. 
    Kaleigh: I would definitely like to pass the game-winning ball to my brother because I enjoy seeing him happy and succeeding. Plus, I would get the credit and say he could not have done it without me.

    Two chances to catch Coach Troy Calhoun live this week

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    Air Force Football with Troy Calhoun Radio Show

    Join us this Thursday night at the Colorado Mountain Brewery for the Air Force Football with Troy Calhoun Radio Show.  Join host Jim Arthur and Coach Troy Calhoun in person from 6:30 - 7:30 PM Live from the Colorado Mountain Brewery on AM 740  KVOR as they discuss the upcoming season and the Northwestern State game. 

    Listen to the Coach's Show and all Air Force Football games every week on AM 740 KVOR - The Home of your Air Force Falcons. 

     

    Friday Football Luncheon - Open to the Public

    It's time for the Friday Falcon Football Luncheon!!!

    Come out and enjoy great food from Outback Steakhouse at the Air Force vs. Northwestern State Football Luncheon. Listen to Coach Calhoun's plan for this weekend's season opener against Northwestern State!!!

    Plenty of great food and door prizes!!!

     

    When: Friday, September 3rd at 11:00 AM (Doors will open at 10:30 AM)

    Where: Falcon Stadium Press Box

    What: Outback Steakhouse - Teriyaki Sirloin Steaks, Green Beans, Caesar Salad and Cheesecake  

    Price: Pay at the door - Just $7.00

    Contact Air Force marketing for questions: 719-333-2626.

    Caroline Kurtz Earns First AFA Athlete of the Week Award

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    Senior Caroline Kurtz had a strong start to the season for the Air Force volleyball team this past weekend at the 2010 Falcon Invitational. Kurtz, an all-tournament team selection, recorded 55 kills, 30 digs and four service aces over the three-match weekend (1-2 record for Air Force).

     

    Kurtz was vital in the Falcons' 3-2 season-opening win over Long Island on Friday night, tallying a double-double with 20 kills and 19 digs. She also paced the Falcons with a pair of service aces, as Air Force handed head coach Matt McShane his first victory as a head coach. Kurtz continued to pace the Falcons on Saturday, recording a match-best 16 kills against South Dakota State and a team-high 19 kills against Boise State.

     

    Air Force has three matches schedule for this week. The Falcons will travel to Greeley, Colo., on Tuesday, Aug. 31, before facing Fresno State (Thursday, Sept. 2) and Utah Valley (Friday, Sept. 3) in Orem, Utah.

    Weekend update; football season opener

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    Women's Volleyball: Falcons pick up first win of season, first career win for head coach Matt McShane.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-volley/recaps/082810aaa.html

     

    Men's soccer: Men's soccer opens with an exhibition win over Stanford. http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-soccer/recaps/082810aaa.html

     

    Women's soccer: Falcons match last year's win total already.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-soccer/recaps/082810aaa.html

     

    Getting Ready for Saturday's Season Opener in Football

     

    Stadium entry requirements for 2010 set: Information about entry requirements for Falcon Stadium follows.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/082510aab.html

     

    Fan Guide: For a guide to Air Force athletic venues, click the following link.

    http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/afa/genrel/auto_pdf/FanGuide

    Weekend happenings at the Academy

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    Earn Free Tickets to Air Force Sporting Events

    Join the official book club of Air Force Academy Athletics to earn free tickets to a variety of Falcon sporting events throughout the season!  The program is open to kids aged 8th grade and under and free to join.  Each member will recieve a membership card and book log upon signing up for the program and can receive free tickets each month of the sports season by reaching their reading goals.  Kids can earn tickets to participating sports including: football, volleyball, hockey, and men's and women's basketball.  For more information or to register for the program CLICK HERE.

     

    Book Club Ice Cream Party With Falcon Hockey Team 

    Mark your calendar for Friday, September 10th for a special Blue & Silver Book Club Party at the USAFA Base Library in the Community Center.  Book Club members are invited to come out to the library and meet the Air Force Hockey team, and a variety of other cadet athletes for autographs and photos.  There will also be a guest appearance by the Bird and special giveaways handed out to all those in attendance.  Book club members will receive a free cup of ice cream courtesy of Pikes Peak Ice Cream and Gelato when presenting a membership card.

    Falcons Open up at Home With Tournament This Weekend -- Air Force volleyball opens up 2010 on their new home court inside the Cadet Gymnasium this Friday, August 27th @ 7 pm.  The Falcons have moved back into the East Gym after playing numerous seasons in Clune Arena.  The new layout provides for more of an intimate atmosphere that puts fans right on top of play.  Be sure to stop by the East Gym sometime this weekend to catch the action and get a look at the new digs.  See below for this weekend's promotional schedule.

     

    Friday, August 27th vs. Long Island @ 7 pm - Team Night - free admission for youth players when wearing their club or rec team uniform to the match.  $1 high school tickets for coaches and players with a high school roster.  Family Friday tickets - $1 tickets for groups of 4 or more.  Fans can hang on to their ticket stubs to redeem to either Saturday match for free admission.

     

    Saturday, August 28th vs. South Dakota State @ 1 pm - Free admission for all fans who redeem ticket stub from Friday night match.

     

    Saturday, August 28th vs. Boise State @ 7 pm - Free admission for all fans who redeem ticket stub from Friday night match or Saturday day match. Season tickets are available for $10 for youth, $25 for adults and $39 for family four packs.  CLICK HERE to reserve your seats today.

     

     Video Stream and Radio broadcast.  If you can't make it to The Academy you can watch Air Force volleyball home matches video streamed live on the internet.  Go to the volleyball schedule at

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-volley/sched/afa-w-volley-sched.html

    In the box with the most current match will be a button that has 'watch' in it just to the right of an icon of a camera.  Click on that button at match time.

    Home matches are also broadcast live on KAFA 97.7 in Colorado Springs.  The cadet run radio station can also be found online at http://www.usafa.org/KAFAstream.html

     

     

     

    Changes to Air Force football radio and television shows

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    The Air Force football with Troy Calhoun television show will be an internet only show this season. The show will feature the popular game highlights with play-by-play courtesy of the voice of Air Force football Jim Arthur and KVOR. The other two segments will feature post-game player interviews and a post-game interview with Troy Calhoun. The show will be on the front page of the athletic department website of goairforcefalcons.com.

     

    The radio show will once again be on KVOR AM 740 with host Jim Arthur and the head coach on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show will be broadcast live from Colorado Mountain Brewery off of Interquest Parkway in Colorado Springs.

    Weekend update

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    Second Annual Air Force Football Kid's Day: The event drew about 1,000 last year in its inaugural year and that number grew to about 1,500 this season. Check out the following link from KKTV:

    http://www.kktv.com/sports/headlines/101237519.html

     

    Women's Soccer Opens Season: The Air Force women's soccer team opened the season last weekend, splitting a pair of home matches. Check out the results: http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-soccer/afa-w-soccer-body.html

     

    Defensive Line Led by Rick Ricketts: The Denver Post provided an update on the football team and the developing defensive line led by senior Rick Ricketts. http://www.denverpost.com/afa/ci_15854279

    The Gazette also took a look at the defensive line over the weekend. http://www.gazette.com/sports/defensive-103416-likes-line.html

     

     

     

      

     

    Upcoming events at the Air Force Academy

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     Women's Soccer Home Opener - August 20th

    The Air Force women's soccer team begins play against Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday, August 20th @ 7 pm.  Admission is free.  Head Coach Larry Friend and his staff will be hosting a free coaches clinic at 6:30pm on the west bleachers of the Cadet Soccer Stadium.  CLICK HERE for the 2010 promotional schedule. The link to the Air Force media guide online follows: http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-soccer/archive/081810aaa.html

     

    Kids Day at Falcon Stadium - August 21st
    Meet the Falcon Football team on Saturday, August 21st during an open scrimmage at Falcon Stadium.  Kids can stick around following the scrimmage to meet the team for autographs and photos on the field.  Practice starts at 9:30 am and kids will be allowed down onto the field at 11:45 am to 1 pm.  Admission to the event is free.

     

    Volleyball Blue/Silver Scrimmage - August 21st    

    Get your first glimpse of the 2010 Air Force Volleyball team on Saturday, August 21st as the Falcons open up practice for an intersquad scrimmage at 7 pm.  Admission to the event is free.  The Blue/Silver match will be held in the new home for Air Force Volleyball.  Falcon Court in the East Gym of the Cadet Gymnasium.  CLICK HERE to purchase your season tickets.

     

    Volleyball Season Opener - August, 27th                

    Air Force opens up at home vs. Long Island on Friday, August 27th at 7pm.  It's Family Friday night at Falcon Court as 4 tickets are only $4!  Each additional ticket is $1.  Fans that purchase a ticket to the match will receive free admission to any tournament match for the remainder of the weekend when presenting a ticket stub at the gate.  CLICK HERE for info on promotions for this season.

     

    Volleyball Tournament - Day 2  - August, 28th  

    Fans can redeem their ticket stubs from the AFA vs. Long Island match for free admission to either the Air Force vs. South Dakota match @ 1 pm or the AFA vs. Boise St. match @ 7 pm.

     

    Men's Soccer vs. Stanford EXH - August, 28th
    The Falcons will host Top 25 power Stanford at the Cadet Soccer Stadium on Saturday, August 28th @ 7 pm.  Admission is free.

     

    Women's Soccer vs. Dayton - August, 29th
    Fan Appreciation Day at the Cadet Soccer Stadium.  The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free Air Force soccer t-shirt at the gate.  Admission is free.

     

    Link to the Air Force Academy Fan Guide

    http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/afa/genrel/auto_pdf/FanGuide.pdf

    Quick hits from around the Academy

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    Check out a chance to win tickets to a game in a photo contest on the Air Force athletics FaceBook page.

     http://www.facebook.com/pages/GoAirForceFalcons/107749364240

     

    Check out the cool news, courtesy of Air Force Public Affairs on where the Academy ranks overall nationally in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2011 Best Colleges rankings today listing your United States Air Force Academy no.1 in the Regional Colleges West. 

    The Academy was also rated second best in the Undergraduate Engineering Specialties of Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical; no. 5 in the best Undergraduate Engineering Program (where doctorate degrees are not offered); no. 8 in the best Undergraduate Engineering Specialties of Electrical/Electronic/Communications; and no. 10 in the best Undergraduate Engineering Specialty of Mechanical.  Additionally, the Academy's Management program rated no. 9 among Undergraduate Business Programs (where doctorate degrees are not offered), and was no. 1 among programs offering only an undergraduate degree.

    "It is wonderful to see U.S. News & World Report recognize the U.S. Air Force Academy as the 'no.1 Regional Undergraduate College in the West' for the fourth straight year," said Brig. Gen. Dana Born, Dean of the Faculty. "This recognition is a direct reflection of both our committed faculty and our top-notch students and validates our learning-focused approach to teaching. 

    "Specifically, our engineering and management programs were again highlighted as being among the very best in the nation," the general added. "This well deserved recognition helps affirm that USAFA is preparing our nation's future Air Force officers to become leaders of character in our ever changing world."

    Today's U.S. News & World Report ranking follows two other national education rankings, which also put the Air Force Academy among the top universities in the nation.  Forbes ranked the Air Force Academy no. 11 in the nation on its 2010 America's Best Colleges List, which was released Aug. 12. 

    Also, the Princeton Review released their The Best 373 Colleges book on Aug. 2, which ranks the Academy no. 1 in the nation in professor availability.   The Princeton Review also ranked the  Academy number one in professor availability in its 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Best Colleges editions.

    At the U.S. Air Force Academy, the student-faculty ratio is 9:1, average class size is 20, 100 percent of the faculty is full-time and zero classes are taught by teaching assistants.

     

    Reggie Rembert up for national award

    Senior defensive back Reggie Rembert is one of three players from the Mountain West Conference on the Inaugural Paul Hornung Watch List as the nation's most versatile player.

    http://www.themwc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/081710aaj.html

     

    Calling all volleyball fans

    The Air Force women's volleyball team would like to invite you to a free Blue - Silver scrimmage this Saturday 21 August at 7 PM.  Get a preview of the 2010 Falcons and help kick off a new era in the program's history under first year head coach Matt McShane.  Fans can stick around following the scrimmage to meet the team.  Reserve your seats for the 2010 season - packages start at only $10 for all 11 home matches!  The Blue - Silver scrimmage will be held at Falcon Court (East Gym) in the Cadet Gymnasium where the team will begin play this fall.  Thank you for your support of Falcon Athletics, we hope to see you this Saturday evening. 

     

     

    Air Force weekend recap

    Weekend news clips update - The following are news media links of interest.

    Bart and Lynn Holaday donate to new athletic facility.

    http://www.gazette.com/sports/wife-103048-giant-donation.html

    How is Chad Hall doing at training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles. http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20100816_Bob_Ford__Eagles__Hall_lives_on_the_bubble.html

    YouTube highlights of Philadelphia Eagles preseason game.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBvRJNisvyA

    Brig. Gen. Michelle Johnson named one of 25 Most Influential Business Women of 2010

    Brig. Gen. Michelle Johnson: USTRANSCOM - St. Louis Business Journal 

     

    Air Force football players hang out with the Rockettes

    Members of the Air Force football and volleyball teams hung out with the Rockettes at the new University Village shopping center last Saturday. Check out the Air Force Facebook page.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/GoAirForceFalcons/107749364240

     

    Calhoun to visit troops again in 2011

    The Morale Entertainment Foundation, Inc. announced that the inaugural Academy Coaches Tour 2011 will take place February 12 thru February 20, 2011.

    Confirmed participants are head football coaches Troy Calhoun of the Air Force Academy, Rich Ellerson of West Point , Bill George of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Ken Niumatalolo of the Naval Academy and Mike Toop of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

    The ACT 2011 is expected to visit US Military Installations outside the United States and will also visit US Naval vessels at sea during the nine day mission to build morale for our troops and sailors currently serving outside the United States.

    This will be the second mission for Coaches Calhoun and Ellerson as Coach Calhoun accompanied the Coaches Tour 2009 and Coach Ellerson returned from the Coaches Tour 2010 in May of this year.

    The ACT 2011 will be the fourth mission organized to bring outstanding Coaches to visit US military personnel since 2008 and will be presented by Armed Forces Entertainment (a Department of Defense entity) and the Morale Entertainment Foundation, Inc ( a non-profit 501(C)3 corporation.)

    American Airlines thru its Veterans Initiatives Department will be providing air transportation for the Academy Coaches Tour 2011.

     

    Pride of the Rockies soccer coming this weekend

    The Air Force Academy will be hosting the Pride of the Rockies soccer tournament this weekend. There are 220 teams from the surrounding states and about 10-12,000 people will be in attendance. For more information go to www.pridesoccer.com.

     

     

    Weekend activities start tonight with Coach Calhoun speaking

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    Coming attractions this weekend

    -- Coach Calhoun's Coaches' Tour Colorado Mountain Brewery - Colorado Springs - Aug. 12: Hear coach speak about the upcoming season on the final leg of the tour before the Falcons kick everything off on Sept. 4th.  Stop by USAFA grad owned Rocky Mountain Brewery off 1-25 and Interquest from 6-7:30pm.

    -- University Village Street Fest - Aug. 14: Enjoy a community wide celebration at University Village shopping center, with special performances, music,  games, and interactive booths.  The event will run from 1-3pm on the 14th.  Be sure to stop by and visit with members of the Air Force football and volleyball teams and the Bird.  University Village is located on Nevada and Garden of the Gods.

     

    Don't miss upcoming special events

    -- Women's Soccer Home Opener - Aug. 20: The Air Force women's soccer team begins play against Colorado State-Pueblo on Friday, August 20th @ 7 pm.  Admission is free.  Head Coach Larry Friend and his staff will be hosting a free coach's clinic 30 minutes prior to game time.

    Kid's Day at Falcon Stadium - Aug. 21:
    Meet the Falcon Football team on Saturday, August 21st during an open scrimmage at Falcon Stadium.  Kids can stick around following the scrimmage to meet the team for autographs and photos on the field.  Practice starts at 9:30 am and the event will conclude at 12:30 pm. 

    Volleyball Blue/Silver Scrimmage - Aug. 21: Get your first glimpse of the 2010 Air Force Volleyball team on Saturday, August 21st as the Falcons open up practice for an intersquad scrimmage at 7 pm.  Admission to the event is free.  The Blue/Silver match will be held in the new home for Air Force Volleyball, Falcon Court in the East Gym of the Cadet Gymnasium.


    Volleyball Season Opener - Aug. 27:
    Air Force opens up at home vs. Long Island on Friday, August 27th at 7pm.  It's Family Friday night at Falcon Court as 4 tickets are only $4!  Each additional ticket is $1.  Fans that purchase a ticket to the match will receive free admission to any tournament match for the remainder of the weekend when presenting a ticket stub at the gate.  CLICK HERE for season ticket info.

     

    Men's Soccer vs. Stanford EXH - Aug. 28: The Falcons will host Top 25 power Stanford at the Cadet Soccer Stadium on Saturday, August 28 at 7 pm. Admission is free.

    Falcons' Midweek Update

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    Sammy Schafer update

    Air Force junior-to-be Sammy Schafer is in the process of applying for an administrative turn back for medical reasons. Schafer hopes to return to the Academy next year and resume his Air Force career as a cadet-athlete on the men's basketball team. Gazette reporter Frank Schwab had a story in the paper recently about Sammy.

    http://www.gazette.com/sports/air-102766-schafer-force.html

     

    Feature Story on Coach Calhoun

    In case you missed it, new Air Force beat reporter Frank Schwab of the Gazette had a great feature story on head football coach Troy Calhoun recently. http://www.gazette.com/sports/calhoun-102657-future-hold.html

     

    Busy Week for Air Force Men's Gymnastics

    Freshman Colton Wulf is competing this afternoon in the Junior Division of the 2010 Visa Championships. He is the first Air Force gymnast to ever earn a spot at the national championship meet. Check back at GoAirForceFalcons.com later today for results from the competition. And on Friday, head coach Kip Simons will be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

     

    Air Force Volleyball Visits with Fans at Chapel Hills Mall

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    The returning members of the Air Force volleyball team were at Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs on Saturday (Aug. 7) to hand out posters and sign autographs. Click the link below for a photo gallery of the day.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/view.gal?id=74347

    Make it an Air Force athletics weekend

    Here is a quick look at what is coming up this weekend with Air Force athletics.

     

    Toast to the Host FB Kickoff Party - August 7th

    Catch your first glimpse of the Falcons during an open practice and beer tasting festival at the Academy.  Click Here to order your tickets.

     

    Air Force VB at Chapel Hills Mall -August 7th
    Visit the Falcons in Center Court of the Chapel Hills Mall from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Meet your favorite players, and pick up schedule posters for the upcoming season.  Click Here to purchase your volleyball season tickets. 

    Falcon Family Fun Day at Mr. Biggs - August 7th 

    Join the Bird for a free day of fun and games during family day at Mr. Biggs.  The event runs from 10am to 2pm.  Mr. Biggs offers three acres of rides, games and activities for kids and is located on Mark Dabling Blvd.  Click Here for more information. 

     

    In addition, here are some future events to keep in mind in the next few weeks. These are great opportunities to interact with Air Force cadet-athletes, coaches and staff.

     

    Coach Calhoun's Coaches' Tour Colorado Mountain Brewery - Colorado Springs - August 12th - Hear coach speak about the upcoming season on the final leg of the tour before the Falcons kick everything off on Sept. 4th.

    University Village Street Fest - August 14th  

    Enjoy a community wide celebration at University Village shopping center, with special performances, music,  games, and interactive booths.  The event will run all day on the 14th.  Be sure to stop by and visit with Air Force cadet athletes and the Bird.  University Village is located on Nevada and Garden of the Gods.

     

    Kid's Day at Falcon Stadium - August 21st
    Meet the Falcon Football team on Saturday, August 21st during an open scrimmage at Falcon Stadium.  Kids can stick around following the scrimmage to meet the team for autographs and photos on the field.  Practice starts at 9:30 am and the event will conclude at 1 pm. 

     

    The start of the 2010 Air Force football season is just a few weeks away. The following information on ticket options will help you not miss any of the exciting action.

     

    FB Single Game Tickets on Sale - Now  

    Reserve your single game seats starting on Monday, August 2nd.  Click Here to check out this season's promotional schedule. 

     

    THREE GAME MINI PACKS NOW AVAILABLE:
    Build your own mini-season ticket package.  Reserve your seats to three games of your choice at Falcon Stadium this season.  Click here to be redirected to the ticket website.


    Promotional Schedule
    Sept. 4 vs. Northwestern St. @ 12 pm - Parent's Weekend - Family Four Pack for select areas - $79
    Sept. 11 vs. BYU @ 2 pm - Remembrance Weekend/Homecoming - 9/11 tribute - $5 tickets for military, police, fire, paramedics and wounded warriors
    Oct. 2 vs. Navy @ 12:30 pm
    Oct. 9 vs. CSU @ 12 pm - Youth Day - $5 tickets for youth with special guest appearance by Radio Disney in Fan Fest!  - Kid Force members receive free admission and post-game field pass
    Oct. 30 vs. Utah @ 5:30pm - Scout Day - $10 ticket includes game admission and $5 voucher for concessions.  Scouts will receive a commemorative "Scout Day" patch and free camping will be available next to the stadium following the game.  Family Four Packs in selected areas are also only $79.
    Nov. 13 vs. New Mexico @ 4 pm - Alumni Weekend - Unused Ticket Night - Redeem any unused AF ticket for free admission to the game.

     All times Mountain Standard

     

    Welcome to the official Air Force athletics blog

    Welcome to the official Air Force Academy athletics blog! This blog is designed to give you updated information about Air Force athletics, behind the scenes insight and updated news about Air Force athletics that you can't get anywhere else, and it's straight from the official source! We will be posting about 3-5 times per week.

     

    Football Practice Underway

    This week Air Force opened football practice in preparation for the season opener on Saturday, Sept. 4, with Northwestern State. The team is practicing Aug. 2-4 and classes start Thursday, Aug. 5. The team's practices are open to the public. Once classes start, the team will practice at the practice fields each afternoon at 3:45 p.m.

     

    Update on Ben Garland

    Air Force 2010 graduate Ben Garland is currently at Denver Broncos training camp. Garland will be stationed at the Academy in the athletic department as a casual status lieutenant this year. He is one of about 40 casual status lieutenants stationed at the Academy. His assignment is for one year and his next assignment is to be determined. He will be working with cadet-athletes in the weight room once his advanced leave is completed and his work in athletics begins. The following link is from the Denver Post from the beginning of training camp.

     

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2010/07/29/future-broncos-hero-ben-garland/4005/

     

    Toast to the Host

    Join other Falcon fans for a celebration of the start of the 2010 Air Force Football season at Toast to the Host, a pre-season party and beer tasting.
    Fans will be treated to samples from beer, wine and food vendors while watching practice from the terrazzo area by the Cadet Gym. Following the completion of practice, the Air Force coaching staff will speak to and interact with the crowd.
    Each fan will receive a free Air Force sample pilsner glass.
    Toast to the Host will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. Please note that participants in the tasting must be at least 21 years of age. Everyone of age must present a valid ID. Check our website or call the athletic ticket office at 333-3951 for more details.

     

    Air Force Football Kids Day

    Don't miss this chance to meet your favorite Air Force football players and head coach Troy Calhoun. The Second Annual Air Force Football Kids Day will be Saturday, Aug. 21, from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. in Falcon Stadium. Select players, head coach Calhoun and the cheerleaders will be available for autographs and there will be a special performance by the cheerleaders. Air Force concessions and the gift shop will be available as well. The special day starts with the football team scrimmage at the stadium from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. which is open to the public. This is a free event!

     

    Football Coaches Tour

    Don't miss a chance to visit with Coach Troy Calhoun and ask him questions about the upcoming season. The coach is available at Rock Bottom Brewery in Denver near the Park Meadows Mall on Wednesday, Aug. 4, and in Colorado Springs at Colorado Mountain Brewery at I-25 and Interquest (Exit 153) on Thursday, Aug. 12. The time for both events is 6 to 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet, 6:30 to 7 p.m. an address from coach and a question and answer period from 7 to 7:30 p.m.