June 2011 Archives

    Calhoun to throw out first pitch at Sky Sox game July 5

    Air Force head football coach Troy Calhoun is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox game on Tuesday, July 5. Game time is 7 p.m.

    CBS Sports to salute service academies

    CBS SPORTS NETWORK CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH TEN DAYS OF ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE PROGRAMMING

     

    CBS Sports Network is dedicating the ten days surrounding Independence Day with all the action and excitement of service academy athletics with "ARMED FORCES SALUTE," a programming block featuring the best of Army, Navy and Air Force

     

    Beginning Thursday, June 30 (6:00 AM, ET) and continuing through Saturday, July 9, the showcase features compelling Army, Navy and Air Force games from the past year, along with original programming that includes the Network's INSIDE ACADEMY FOOTBALL documentaries, which chronicle the daily routines of football players from the three service academies and explore how their sport intersects with their lives as officers-in-training for the United States military.

     

    Fans will also be able to re-live great moments and history from Armed Forces football games, including special encore presentations of Army-Navy games from the past 15 years. For the full programming schedule, log on to http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/schedule/.

     

     

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    More on the Lindy's Preview of the MWC

    Here is the Lindy's predictions for the MWC in 2011.

    Lindy's 2011 Mountain West predicted standings:

    1. Boise State

    2. TCU

    3. Air Force

    4. San Diego State

    5. UNLV

    6. Wyoming

    7. Colorado State

    8. New Mexico

     

    All-Mountain West Team

    First team offense

    QB Kellen Moore Sr. Boise State

    RB Ronnie Hillman So. San Diego State

    RB Doug Martin Sr. Boise State

    WR Phillip Payne Sr. UNLV

    WR Josh Boyce So. TCU

    TE Gavin Escobar So. San Diego State

    C Weston Richburg So. Colorado State

    OL A.J. Wallerstein Sr. Air Force

    OL Nate Potter Sr. Boise State

    OL Kyle Dooley Sr. TCU

    OL Tommie Draheim Sr. San Diego State

    AP Jonathan Warzeka Sr. Air Force

    K Abelardo Perez Sr. San Diego State

     

    First team defense

    DL Shea McClellin Sr. Boise State

    DL Billy Winn Sr. Boise State

    DL Jerome Long Sr. San Diego State

    DL Josh Biezuns Sr. Wyoming

    LB Tank Carder Sr. TCU

    LB Miles Burris Sr. San Diego State

    LB Mychal Sisson Sr. Colorado State

    DB Leon McFadden Jr. San Diego State

    DB Anthony Wright Sr. Air Force

    DB Will Chandler Sr. UNLV

    DB George Iloka Sr. Boise State

    P Brian Stahovich Sr. San Diego State

     

    Second team offense

    QB Ryan Lindley Sr. San Diego State

    RB Asher Clark Sr. Air Force

    RB Ed Wesley Jr. TCU

    WR Tyler Shoemaker Sr. Boise State

    WR Lou Greenwood Jr. Colorado State

    TE Lucas Reed Jr. New Mexico

    C Nick Carlson Jr. Wyoming

    OL Paul Madsen Sr. Colorado State

    OL Nik Embernate Jr. San Diego State

    OL Yusef Rodgers Jr. UNLV

    OL Thomas Byrd Sr. Boise State

    AP Marcus Sullivan So. UNLV

    K Ben DeLine Sr. Colorado State

     

    Second team defense

    DL Stansly Maponga So. TCU

    DL Braylon Broughton Sr. TCU

    DL Ryan Gardner Sr. Air Force

    DL Gabe Knapton Sr. Wyoming

    LB Tanner Brock Jr. TCU

    LB Carmen Messina Sr. New Mexico

    LB Brian Hendricks Sr. Wyoming

    DB Tashaun Gipson Sr. Wyoming

    DB Tekerrein Cuba Sr. TCU

    DB Quinton Pointer Sr. UNLV

    DB Jon Davis Sr. Air Force

    P Pete Kontodiakos Jr. Colorado State

     

    Lindy's football yearbook on Mountain West

    The Lindy's annual football yearbook featuring the Mountain West Conference is available on-line at the following:

     

    http://www.lindyssports.com/category.php?cn=MTNWEST

    http://www.lindyssports.com/magazines.php

     

     

    Air Force week on the Mtn

    This week is Air Force week on the Mountain West Sports Network. For a full list of events that will be aired, click on the Mtn's website.

    http://www.themtn.tv/pages/airforce_week

     

    Jefferson to appear in Sports Illustrated

    Quarterback Tim Jefferson is scheduled to appear in Sports Illustrated's July 4 double issue in the Faces in the Crowd section. Jefferson is one win away from becoming the winningest quarterback in school history.

    Smith Named to All-Freshman Team by Inside Lacrosse

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    Last week, Inside Lacrosse released its All-Freshman team for the 2011 season, honoring Air Force midfielder Erik Smith as a second-team selection.

    Smith, who was rated as the 10th-best freshman in Division I lacrosse by IL last month, earned Air Force's Rookie of the Year honors this year. He ended the season with a 52.5 win percentage at the face-off X and led the team in both assists (16) and ground balls (64). One of five Air Force freshmen in the starting lineup this year, the Golden, Colo., native finished second on the team in total points with 29.

    For the full list of All-Freshman Team honorees, visit: http://insidelacrosse.com/news/2011/06/16/inside-lacrosse-2011-all-freshman-team

    Air Force ticket office closed Monday

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    The Air Force Academy athletic ticket office will be closed on Monday, June 20, for an official function. The office will re-open on Tuesday, June 21, at 9 a.m. Fans may purchase tickets online at www.goairforcefalcons.com.

    Air Force TF Athletes Featured in Gazette

    Click here to read articles that ran in today's Gazette about Air Force track and field athletes, Justin Tyner and James Cole, as they prepare for the NCAA Championships.

    Justin Tyner: http://www.gazette.com/sports/tyner-119309-benson-story.html

    James Cole: http://www.gazette.com/sports/cole-119313-noah-tyner.html

     

    This week's marketing news and notes

    CHECK OUT FALCON VISION ON YOUTUBE, YOUR SOURCE FOR OFFICIAL AFA ATHLETIC VIDEO CONTENT Fans looking for exclusive video coverage of Falcon athletics can subscribe to Falcon Vision on You Tube for instant updates on everything happening at the Academy.  The Air Force video production team will keep Falcon Vision up to speed with new video features throughout the 2011-12 season, including highlight packages, player and coach interviews and behind the scenes footage of all of your favorite sports.  We'll also allow fans to vote on specific features they'd like to see via the official Facebook page of Falcon Athletics (click hereto "like" the Falcons).  To receive instant video updates, subscribe to Falcon Vision on You Tube by clicking here.  We've recently posted highlight packages for football, hockey, and men's and women's basketball for the year in review.

     

    Coach Calhoun Headlines Sports Corp Luncheon - Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun will be in his familiar chair at the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation's annual College Football Kickoff Luncheon on Wednesday, June 29 at the Colorado Springs Marriott. It's been a lucky seat for the talented head coach over the past four summers, too.

    The College Football Kickoff Luncheon, one of the state's most anticipated gridiron events, is set for Wednesday, June 29, at the Colorado Springs Marriott at 12:00 Noon.

     Luncheon fans will also hear from CU's first-year coach Jon Embree, CSU-Pueblo's John Wristen, standout Colorado State sophomore quarterback Pete Thomas, who will represent the Rams, and Northern Colorado's first-year head coach Earnest Collins, Jr. 

    There is a buzz on each campus about the upcoming 2011 season, and football fans will want to be on hand to hear about it.

    Tickets: Table of ten: $250.00 for Sports Corp members, school booster group members; $300.00 for all others. Seats $25.00/$30.00 for same groups.

    Reservations: Call Aubrey Johnson at The Sports Corp (719) 634-7333, ext. 1000 or contact her by e-mail at aubrey@thesportscorp.org

     

    Mountain West Conference Unveils New Logo - The Mountain West Conference Board of Directors (BOD) and Commissioner Craig Thompson unveiled the league's new brand direction and conference identity yesterday at the league's annual spring meetings in Torrey Pines, CA.   Click here for the full story.

     

    Kickoff the 2011 Football Season at the 2nd Annual Toast to the Host Event - Join Falcon fans on August 6th for beer and wine tasting, food from area restaurants and a first look at the 2011 Fightin' Falcon football team.  Fans can also stick around following practice to speak with Coach Calhoun and other members of the staff about the upcoming season.  To reserve your tickets to this year's event click here.

     

    Fall Sports Season Tickets Currently on Sale Falcon football, hockey and volleyball season tickets for 2011-12 are now available.  Football will be hosting 7 games at home this year instead of the usual six.  Fans will be treated to a bonus game for the same price as last season.  Packages start at $60 and only $200 for family four packs.  Hockey season tickets remain in a limited amount.  Family Packs sold out weeks ago and seating in the reserved and center ice areas are soon to follow.  Volleyball season tickets offer an unbelievable value.  Fans can watch all 11 home matches for only $25 for adults and $10 for youth.   Click here to be re-directed to the AFA ticket webpage or contact a ticket office representative at 719-472-1895.

     

    Earn Free Tickets to the AFA vs. South Dakota Football Game or a Family Pack to any AFA Volleyball Match Air Force Academy Athletics is once again teaming up with the Pikes Peak Library District to offer local kids the opportunity to earn Falcon tickets through this summer's PPLD reading program.  The reading program will has just started and will run through July.  Readers can earn great prizes throughout the summer from local businesses and restaurants along with free tickets to AFA sporting events when reaching reading goals during the summer months.  Registration packets can be picked up at any Pikes Peak Library District location.  For more information about the program click here.

    Marketing moments

    SIGN YOUR  FALCON FANS UP TO RECEIVE THEIR KID FORCE T-SHIRT TODAY The official Kid's Club of Air Force Academy Athletics is now accepting membership applications for the 2011-12 season.  Kid Force provides youth with unique opportunities to get involved with sporting events at the Academy as well as interact with cadet athletes and Falcon coaches through special events and clinics.  Membership includes: two free tickets to the Tennessee St. football game on Sept. 24th with post game field passes and opportunity to play on the field, free admission to every Saturday men's basketball game, every Friday hockey game and every volleyball and women's basketball game throughout the season, free admission to Fan Fest inflatables at all home football games, Kid Force t-shirt (shown to the right) and membership card, invitations to special events and clinics with AFA athletes and coaches, opportunities to win pre-game field passes as the official tee kid before each home football game and ball kids at all men's and women's basketball home games, monthly "Bird Talk" newsletters, Kid Force giveaways, annual year end tailgate party, and 10% discount on all Falcon merchandise at Visitor's Center gift shop and Falcon Shop in Clune Arena.  Online registration is available by clicking here.   For more information please contact Alex with AFA Marketing at 719-333-2122.

    Kickoff the 2011 Football Season at the 2nd Annual Toast to the Host Event - Join Falcon fans on August 6th for beer and wine tasting, food and a first look at the 2011 Fightin' Falcons football team.  Fans can also stick around following practice to speak with Coach Calhoun and other members of the staff about the upcoming season.  To reserve your tickets to this year's event click here. 

     

    Fall Sports Season Tickets Currently on Sale Falcon football, hockey and volleyball season tickets for 2011-12 are now available.  Football will be hosting 7 games at home this year instead of the usual six.  Fans will be treated to a bonus game for the same price as last season.  Packages start at $60 and only $200 for family four packs.  Hockey season tickets remain in a limited amount.  Family Packs sold out weeks ago and seating in the reserved and center ice areas are soon to follow.  Volleyball season tickets offer an unbelievable value.  Fans can watch all 11 home matches for only $25 for adults and $10 for youth.   Click here to be re-directed to the AFA ticket webpage or contact a ticket office representative at 719-472-1895.

     

    Earn Free Tickets to the AFA vs. South Dakota Football Game or a Family Pack to any AFA Volleyball Match Air Force Academy Athletics is once again teaming up with the Pikes Peak Library District to offer local kids the opportunity to earn Falcon tickets through this summer's PPLD reading program.  The reading program will run from June 1st through July.  Readers can earn great prizes throughout the summer from local businesses and restaurants along with free tickets to AFA sporting events when reaching reading goals during the summer months.  Registration packets can be picked up at any Pikes Peak Library District location.  For more information about the program click here.