December 2010 Archives

    News from Shreveport

    The Falcons have finally all arrived in Shreveport. The team has had two practices at Loyola Prep School and will have two more before taking on Georgia Tech in the Independence Bowl on Monday afternoon.

     

    In addition to the Colorado Springs Gazette and Denver Post, check out the latest on Air Force's bowl happenings at the Times newspaper in Shreveport (http://www.shreveporttimes.com/section/sports).

     

    Congrats to Jonathan Warzeka, who was named the special teams player of the year for Colorado by the National Football Foundation, Colorado Chapter. Go to rmacsports.org for the complete team.

     

    Air Force players Jonathan Warzeka, Anthony Wright and Asher Clark will represent the Falcons, along with head coach Troy Calhoun at the Independence Bowl press conference on Sunday afternoon.

     

     

    Taylor Broekhuis Named AFA Athlete of the Week

    Taylor Broekhuis of the men's basketball team is the Athete of the Week. Broekhuis averaged 13 points and four rebounds per game as the Falcons went 1-1 last week. He scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Wright State, then scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the Falcons' 73-56 victory over North Carolina Central. Broekhuis shot 9-for-17 from the field in the two games and tied his career-high with three assists vs. N.C. Central as Air Force improved to 6-2.

    The 6-10 sophomore from Colorado Springs is third on the team in scoring at 12 points per game and has scored in double figures in seven of the Falcons' eight games this season. He is shooting a team-high 56.3 percent from the field and is ranked sixth in the Mountian West Conference in blocked shots with 11.

    Weekend preview

    Wrestling Hosts #12 Oregon State - December 17th  National power Oregon State comes to town this Friday for a showdown at Clune Arena.  Admission is free to the general public, and the first 50 fans in attendance will receive a free Air Force wrestling t-shirt at the gate.

     

    Buy One, Get One Free at Men's Basketball - December 18th The Falcons will be at home again this Saturday for a matchup against Arkansas Pine-Bluff.  Tipoff is scheduled for 7 pm.  All fans are eligible for a free ticket if they buy one at regular price.  Click here for more details.

     

    Advocare 100 Independence Bowl - December 27th Join Falcon fans in Shreveport, LA for the 35th annual Independence Bowl and surrounding activities.  For a calendar of events, travel information and details on purchasing tickets click here.

     

    Women's Basketball vs. Navy - December 30th Mark your calendars for December 30th when service academy rival Navy heads into town for a showdown at Clune Arena. All retired and active duty military will receive $1 admission for themselves and any accompanying guests when presenting a valid military i.d. at the ticket window. The first 200 fans in attendance will also receive a commemorative "Sink Navy" t-shirt at the gate. Click here to reserve your seats.

     

    Support your Falcons as they are bowl bound for a fourth straight year!

    AF family rates are available to all active duty, retired, season ticket holders, reserve and national guard, cadet parents and AFA graduates.  These groups are eligible for one ticket at $30 ea. with a purchase of a ticket at full price.  The cost for a general public ticket is $47 or $37 depending on seating.  All orders are subject to a $15 order charge. 

    Tickets can also be purchased and donated back to the Academy for cadet or airmen use for a cost of $30.  This type of purchase may be tax deductible - please consult your tax professional.  Donation only orders can be called in to the ticket office to avoid the order charge.

    If you will be attending the game be sure to also sign up to join fellow Falcon fans at the official pre-game V.I.P. tailgate outside the stadium.  For $30 fans can receive an all you can eat and drink catered meal and a commemorative AFA bowl t-shirt.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

    To place your ticket or tailgate orders please click here to be re-directed to the AFA ticket page.  For all other information regarding the Independence Bowl click here and visit the official "Bowl Central" website for Falcon football.

     

    Weekly recap

    Men's Basketball - Defense leads Falcons to victory over North Carolina Central.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/121110aab.html

     

    Wrestling - Falcons wins a pair of dual matches.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/121010aab.html

     

    Women's Basketball - Air Force falls at Denver.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/120910aaa.html

     

    Men's Basketball - Air Force falls at Wright State.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/120810aaa.html

     

    Weekend Preview

    AIR FORCE SET TO TAKE ON GEORGIA TECH IN INDEPENDENCE BOWL

    Support your Falcons as they are bowl bound for a fourth straight year!

    AF family rates are available to all active duty, retired, season ticket holders, reserve and national gaurd, cadet parents and AFA graduates.  These groups are eligible for one ticket at $30 ea. with a purchase of a ticket at full price.  The cost for a general public ticket is $47 or $37 depending on seating.  All orders are subject to a $15 order charge. 

    Tickets can also be purchased and donated back to the Academy for cadet or airmen use for a cost of $30.  This type of purchase may be tax deductible - please consult your tax professional.  Donation only orders can be called in to the ticket office to avoid the over charge.

    If you will be attending the game be sure to also sign up to join fellow Falcon fans at the official pre-game V.I.P. tailgate outside the stadium.  For $30 fans can recieve an all you can eat and drink catered meal and a commemorative AFA bowl t-shirt.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

    To place your ticket or tailgate orders please click here to be re-directed to the AFA ticket page.  For all other information regarding the Independence Bowl click here and visit the official "Bowl Central" website for Falcon football.

     

    Wrestling Home Opener - December 10th  The Air Force wrestling team will be at home this Friday for a doubleheader against Coe College at 2pm and Western State at 4 pm inside Clune Arena.  Admission to both contests is free to the general public.

     

    Dads and Daughter's Night at Men's Basketball - December 11th  This Saturday the Falcon Men's Basketball would like to invite all dads in the area to bring their daughters out for a day at Clune Arena.  Admission is free for all daughters attending the game with their fathers and the first 50 pairs will receive a coupon good to redeem for a free popcorn at the concession stand.  To purchase your special Dads and Daughters ticket package call the ticket office at 719-472-1895.

     

    Advocare 100 Independence Bowl - December 27th Join Falcon fans in Shreveport, LA for the 35th annual Independence Bowl and surrounding activities.  For a calendar of events, travel information and details on purchasing tickets click here.

     

    Women's Basketball vs. Navy - December 30th Mark your calendars for December 30th when service academy rival Navy heads into town for a showdown at Clune Arena. All retired and active duty military will receive $1 admission for themselves and any accompanying guests when presenting a valid military i.d. at the ticket window. The first 200 fans in attendance will also receive a commemorative "Sink Navy" t-shirt at the gate.

    Chris Williams Named Men's Tennis Assistant Coach

    Chris Williams has been hired as an assistant coach for the Air Force men's tennis program, according to head coach Dan Oosterhous. Williams, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Iowa State women's tennis program, will begin his duties immediately.

    Williams was a full-time assistant for the Cyclones the past two seasons. In his first year, Williams helped the team reach unprecedented success. He teamed up with head coach Armando Espinosa to lead ISU to 10 dual meet victories, including the Cyclones' first Big 12 Conference win in seven seasons. He also saw Erin Karonis become just the second player in ISU tennis history to earn All-Big 12 accolades and the first player in school history to be named the Big 12 Player of the Week.

    "Chris is an outstanding addition to our program," said Oosterhous. "I've worked with him on the court and I know he'll bring a lot of energy and technical knowledge to our program."

    For Coach Williams' full bio, please go to the men's tennis page at www.goairforcefalcons.com.

    Weekly update

    Football - Falcons to face Georgia Tech at bowl game.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120510aaa.html

     

    Men's Basketball - Falcons down Evansville.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/120510aaa.html

     

    Wrestling - Six Falcons place at Bob Smith Open.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/120410aad.html

     

    Women's Basketball - Falcons down Texas State in Air Force Classic.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/120410aaa.html

     

    Gymnastics - Blue edges Silver intrasquad in scrimmage.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-gym/recaps/120410aab.html

     

    Wrestling - Sophomore standout finishes seventh in Las Vegas.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-wrestl/recaps/120410aac.html

     

    Women's Swimming - Northern Colorado downs Air Force.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-swim/recaps/120410aaa.html

     

    Hockey - Falcons tie with Holy Cross.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-hockey/recaps/120410aab.html

     

    Women's Basketball - Falcons fall to Bryant in opening game of Falcon Classic.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/120310aab.html

     

    Men's Basketball - Falcons down Cal State Northridge.

    http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/120210aaa.html

     

     

    Falcons headed to Independence Bowl

    AIR FORCE TO FACE ACC TEAM IN 

    2010 ADVOCARE V100 INDEPENDENCE BOWL

     

    Shreveport, La. - The United States Air Force Academy will play in the 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl against an Atlantic Coast Conference team on Monday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. on ESPN2 at Independence Stadium, it was announced on Wednesday.

    Air Force will learn its opponent on Sunday, as the matchup will be formally announced. The AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl is beginning partnerships with the ACC and Mountain West Conference in an agreement that runs through 2013. This year's game marks the 35th anniversary of the Independence Bowl, the nation's 11th-oldest bowl game.

    "We are thrilled to have Air Force play in the 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl this year as we begin a new partnership with the Mountain West Conference," said 2010 Bowl Chair Jim Hagan.

    "We feel this matchup between Air Force and a quality opponent from the ACC will excite our fans in Shreveport-Bossier City and throughout the region and we look forward to a great game on Dec. 27 at 4 p.m."

    The Air Force Falcons finished their season with an 8-4 overall record and a 5-3 mark in Mountain West Conference play, good for a third-place tie in the conference with BYU and San Diego State. The Falcons become the first service academy team to play in the I-Bowl since Army in 1996.

     

    The Falcons have posted at least eight wins and qualified for a bowl game the last four seasons. Air Force enters the 2010 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl riding a three-game winning streak. Air Force claimed the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy with wins over Navy and Army this season, capturing the trophy for the 17th time.

     

    "The Air Force Falcons are honored to get a chance to come back to the Shreveport-Bossier City and Barksdale Air Force Base community," said Head coach Troy Calhoun. "Our cadets, administration, coaches, and supporters are excited to soon head south to be a part of one of college football's treasures- the Independence Bowl," said Calhoun.

     

    "We're proud and excited to be headed to the Independence Bowl to take on a great opponent from the ACC, said Director of Athletics Dr. Hans J. Mueh. "This is a great opportunity for our school, coaches, players, and fans. Our football team has had a great season and this is an outstanding way for them to close it out."

     

    Army and Navy will play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces and San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl respectively, marking the first time in history that all three U.S. service academies will play in bowl games in the same season.

     

    Senior defensive back Reggie Rembert was named to the All-MWC First-Team while eight of his teammates were named to the second team or earned honorable-mention distinction.

     

    The Falcons have made three-straight appearances in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, facing Houston the last two years and playing California in 2007.

     

    Air Force lost three of its four games by a total of only 10 points, two to ranked opponents. The Falcons fell 27-24 to No. 7 Oklahoma on the road and then lost 27-25 at San Diego State. Air Force also lost 28-23 at home to then-No. 8 Utah.

     

    Calhoun, in his fourth year at the helm, is a semifinalist for the first annual Joseph V. Paterno Award for Coach of the Year. The three finalists for the award will be announced on Dec. 6. Calhoun has led the Falcons to a 33-18 overall mark and 21-11 record in conference play.  

    Weekend preview

    AIR FORCE HOCKEY AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HAVE TEAMED UP WITH TOYS FOR TOTS TO COLLECT GIFTS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED! -- This weekend the Air Force hockey and women's basketball teams would like to invite fans to the Cadet Field House to pitch in with their annual toy drives to provide underprivileged youth with gifts this winter.  It's Toy Trick weekend at hockey which means that fans donating a new toy at the gate will receive $3 admission to both Friday and Saturday games vs. Holy Cross.  Game time is set for 7:05 pm on both nights.  The women's basketball team will also be hosting a "Teddy Bear Toss" during their home game vs. Texas State this Saturday, December 4th at 4:30 pm.  All fans donating a new stuffed animal at the gate will receive free admission into the game.  At halftime fans can toss their stuffed animals onto the court from the stands for a chance to win great prizes from our sponsors!  All early arriving youth will also receive a package of collector's edition Air Force Silly Bandz while supplies last!  Thanks for your support this holiday season!   

    Women's Basketball vs. Texas Southern - November 30th Catch the new look Falcons in action tonight as they host Texas Southern @ 7 pm.  Admission is only $2 for youth and $5 for adults.

     

    Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Northridge - December 2nd It's lightning ticket night at Clune Arena this Thursday when the Falcons take on Cal State Northridge at 7pm.  Fans can purchase $12 lightning tickets with $5 in stored value to be used at the concession stand or gift shop.  Click Here to reserve your seats.

     

    Youth Team Night at Women's Basketball - December 3rd All youth basketball players aged 8th grade and under will receive free admission to watch the Falcons take on Bryant this Friday, December 3rd @ 5 pm.  Kids can simply wear their team jersey to the game to receive their free ticket.  Admission for accompanying guests is only $2 for youth and $5 for adults.

     

    Toy Trick Weekend at Hockey - December 3rd and 4th Fans attending this weekend's hockey series vs. Holy Cross are encouraged to participate in the annual toy trick gift drive to help collect presents for youth in need this holiday season.  All fans donating a new toy at the gate will receive $3 admission to the game on both Friday and Saturday.  Puck drops at 7:05 pm.

     

    Boxing Friday Night Fights - December 3rd
    The Friday Night Fights Series continues at the Cadet Gymnasium this Friday @ 4:30 pm.  Admission is free for the general public.

     

    Men's and Women's Gymnastics Intra-squad Meet - December 4th Preview the men's and women's gymnastics squads this Saturday at the Cadet Gymnasium during an Intra-squad meet.  The event will begin at 2 pm and is free to attend.

     

    Teddy Bear Toss at Women's Basketball -December 4th Join the women's basketball team for the 2010 Teddy Bear Toss this Saturday at Clune Arena.  All fans donating a stuffed animal for Toys for Tots will receive free admission to the game.  Fans can hang onto their stuffed animals until halftime when we'll hold a teddy bear toss onto the court for a chance to hit targets and win great prizes from our sponsors.  All early arriving youth will also receive a package of collector's edition Air Force Silly Bandz while supplies last! 

     

    Youth Night and Toy Drive at Men's Basketball - December 5th Youth basketball teams are invited to watch the Falcons take on Evansville this Sunday at 1pm.  All coaches that submit a roster to alexander.yack.ctr@usafa.edu can receive free admission to the game for their players.  Open to teams 8th grade and under.  All fans donating a new toy at the gate will receive $1 admission.