Air Force rifle team at OSU in Columbus

    The Air Force Academy rifle team opens the season with two matches at Ohio State in Columbus this weekend, Oct. 12-13, at the OSU Rifle Range.  According to head coach Launi Meili, the team is excited to start shooting regular season matches.  "Other schools have started their competitions and our practice scores have been very competitive with what we've seen posted so far."

     

    On Friday, the Falcons have a match against Ohio State.  "We open against No. 3-ranked Ohio State and I feel confident we'll give them a tough match right from the start."  On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Falcons compete against West Virginia at OSU.  "The match against WVU on Saturday is going to be our toughest match of the season, added Meili.

     

    Meili said, TCU and WVU have shot some phenomenal scores already, some records in fact, and are already positioning themselves as the top teams in the country.  This first weekend will give us an indication of where we stack up in the country and give us an idea of what we need to work on.

     

    Our returning shooters are continuing to improve their scores and our freshmen have been setting personal bests almost every time they shoot.  Coach Anti and I can't wait to see them put it on the line this weekend at OSU.

    AFA FENCERS COMPETE IN FIRST NAC OF THE YEAR

    The Air Force Academy fencers will be in St. Louis, Mo., this weekend (Oct. 12-15) to compete in the North American Cup Div. 1 and 2 tournaments at the America's Center Convention complex.  The NAC is the first of several tournaments the Falcons will compete in this season.

    "The NACs always showcase some of the best fencers in the country. It will be a tough tournament for our cadets since they will be facing some of the best of the best," said head coach Abdel Salem.  "Our fencers are capable of having some good performances."

    Venue: America's Center Convention Complex - Halls 4 & 5 701 Convention Plaza

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    This week in Air Force athletics

    Coach Calhoun Show
    Join Coach Calhoun and Jim Arthur at Back East Bar and Grill this Thursday, October 4th for the weekly Coaches Show broadcast live at 6:30 pm.  Stop by after work for great food and drink and get insight on this Saturday's showdown with Navy at Falcon Stadium.

    Friday Football Luncheon
    Stop by the Falcon Stadium Press Box this Friday leading up to the Navy game for a great lunch provided by Golden Corral, door prizes and a chance to hear from Coach Calhoun regarding the first leg of this season's CIC series.  This week's menu includes: BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Beef, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Yeast Rolls and Chocolate Brownies.  Only $10 a plate with beer and soda included.  Doors open at 11am and the program will start at noon.

    Men's and Women's Basketball Tipoff Event - October 13th 

    Hoops fans the college basketball season is just over a month away! The Air Force men's and women's basketball teams invite fans out to Clune Arena for a fun event on Saturday, October 13th to help start off the 2012-13 season!  The first annual Falcon Basketball Tipoff Fest will offer fans the opportunity to get to know the men's and women's teams and coaches, enjoy head to head competitions with the players, a dance off and team skits at the end of practice! Fans can enter into raffles for great Air Force prizes including free season ticket packages, memorabilia to get signed and gift cards from AFA sponsors.  In addition to opportunities to win, fans can pick up team posters for the upcoming season visit with the Bird and AFA cheerleaders and meet their favorite players for autographs and photos.  Admission is free and open to the general public.  Doors open at 12:30 pm and festivities will begin at 1 pm.

    Boxing vs. Navy - Friday, October 5th - The defending National Champion Air Force Academy boxing team hosts service academy rival in the Cadet Gym boxing room this Friday starting at 4:30 pm.  Admission is free of charge.

    Women's Swimming vs. New Mexico - Friday, October 5th - Stop by the Cadet Gymnasium this Friday for a 5 pm meet at the brand new Air Force Natatorium.  Admission is free.

    Women's Soccer vs. UNLV - Friday, October 5th  - The Falcon women's team continues their conference season with a big matchup against UNLV @ 6 pm at the Cadet Soccer Stadium.  Admission is free.  The first 50 fans in attendance will receive a free t-shirt at the gate.

    Water Polo vs. Santa Clara - Sunday, October 7th - Start time is scheduled for 1 pm at the Cadet Gymnasium Water Polo Pool.  Admission is free.

    Hockey vs. British Columbia - Monday, October 8th - Hockey starts their quest for another conference championship this upcoming Monday against British Columbia @ 6:05 pm.  Admission is just $5!  Click here for tickets.

    Men's Basketball Season Tickets Now on Sale  - Air Force Men's Basketball season tickets are now on sale with packages starting for as low as $100!  Four packs are available for a great price of $61 per seat.  The Falcons welcome in five teams that made the tournament in 2012-13 and return all five starters from last year's team.  Click here for more information regarding men's basketball season tickets

     

    Air Force Football Luncheon

    It's time for the Service Academy Game Football Luncheon!!!

    Come out and enjoy great food from Golden Corral at the Air Force vs. Navy Football Luncheon

     Listen to Coach Calhoun's thoughts on the Navy game and taking the first step towards winning the CIC Trophy again this year!!!

      

    When: Friday October 5th at 1100 (Doors will open at 1030)

    Where: The Falcon Stadium Press Box

    What:  Golden Corral - BBQ Pulled Pork, BBQ Beef, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Yeast Rolls and Chocolate Brownies. 

    Cost: $10 at the door

    POC: Denise Quelch, x0261

     

     

    Two Air Force Basketball Games Added to Television Schedule

    Air Force has added two games to its men's basketball television schedule this season. Altitude Sports will televise AFA's games at Clune Arena against Colorado State on Saturday, Feb. 16 beginning at 2 p.m. and the season finale against New Mexico on Saturday, March 9 at 4 p.m.

     

    The addition of these two games gives Air Force seven televised games. Both games against Mountain West foes UNLV and San Diego State will be televised by Time Warner Cable SportsNet, while the game at Colorado on Sunday, Nov. 25 will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.

     

    The Falcons open the '12-13 campaign at the second annual All-Military Classic in Charleston, S.C., against Army on Saturday, Nov. 10.

    This week in Air Force athletics

    Coach Calhoun Show
    Join Coach Calhoun and Jim Arthur at Back East Bar and Grill this Thursday, September 27th for the weekly Coaches Show broadcast live at 6:30 pm.  Stop by after work for great food and drink and get insight on this Saturday's showdown with CSU at Falcon Stadium.

    Friday Football Luncheon
    Stop by the Falcon Stadium Press Box this Friday leading up to the CSU game for a great lunch provided by Famous Dave's, door prizes and a chance to here from Coach Calhoun regarding this Saturday's game against the Rams.  This week's menu includes: Texas Beef Brisket, Hot Link Sausages, Country Roasted Chicken, Wilbur's Baked Beans, Coleslaw, and Dave's Famous Bread Pudding and Hot Fudge Kahlua Brownies.  Only $10 a plate with beer and soda included.  Doors open at 11am and the program will start at noon.

    Men's Tennis Alumni Match - Saturday, September 29th - Stop by the Cadet Gymnasium before football on Saturday to watch former Falcon greats in action.  Admission is free.  Matches will be held at the outdoor tennis courts.

    Men's Soccer vs. Denver - Saturday, September 29th  - Men's soccer will welcome in-state opponent Denver for a night game at the Cadet Soccer Stadium this Saturday following the football game.  Roll your tailgate over to the north side of base and get ready for a big match up of conference rivals.  Admission is free.

    Men's Basketball Season Ticket Discount for Falcon Football Fans! - ONE WEEK ONLY - Fans attending the CSU football game this Saturday will be eligible for an exclusive discount on 2012-13 men's basketball season tickets lasting through the end of the day October 6th.  A promo code will be announced during the game for fans in attendance to use to purchase upper courtside or baseline seats for just $75!  That is a discount of 25%, available for a limited time only!

    Air Force football luncheon on Friday

    Come out and enjoy great food from Famous Dave's

     

    at the Air Force vs. CSU Football Luncheon

     

    Listen to Coach Calhoun

     

    When: Friday, September 28th at 1100 (Doors will open at 1030)

    Where: The Falcon Stadium Press Box

    What: Famous Dave's - Texas beef Brisket, Hot Links Sausage, Country Roasted Chicken, Wilbur's Beans, Coleslaw and Dave's Famous Bread Pudding and Hot Fudge Kahlua Brownies for dessert.

    Cost: $10.00 at the door

    POC: Denise Quelch, x0261

     

    Falcons add Columbia University to the schedule

    The Air Force Academy fencing team has added Columbia University to the 2012-13 schedule. The Falcons will travel to New York to compete on Nov. 30 against the Ivy League school. Also fencing is Tufts University, Stevens Institute of Technology and New Jersey Inst. of Technology.  

     Also in November, Air Force will host the annual Falcon Open on Nov. 3-4.

    Falcons are at Amarillo Open, Sept 29-30.

    Mountain West Launches Social Showdown

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West has announced the launch of MW Social Showdown , a social media platform where fans can sound off on Twitter to show their support for their favorite MW football teams. The more fans tweet and use hashtags, the better the chance your team has to defeat your opponent that week! Will you help lead your team to victory in the Twitterverse?

     

    Developed in partnership with Lodestone Sports, the leader in social media programs for college sports, the Mountain West will measure how Twitter hashtags perform head-to-head leading up to and during every MW football game. To join the conversation and to see how your favorite teams are faring, visit TheMWC.com/SocialShowdown .

     

    Fans who participate in the Mountain West Social Showdown will also earn points for MW Social Rewards, a program where fans can win prizes and redeem points for merchandise for participating in social media activities through the Mountain West's official social media channels. Including MW Social Showdown, fans can engage and earn points by also participating in the Football Fan Favorite Photo Contest, plus liking, sharing and commenting on Facebook posts, tweeting hashtags and retweeting, etc.

     

    Visit TheMWC.com/SocialShowdown now to sound off and lead your favorite MW football teams to victory. Plus, don't forget to engage on the Mountain West's social media channels to earn points at MWSocialRewards.com!

    This week in Air Force athletics

    Air Force Volleyball vs. UNLV - Thursday, September 20th - Admission is $2 for youth and $5 for adults.  Home conference opener  for the Falcons.  For more on Falcon volleyball promotions click here.

    Women's Soccer vs. Sam Houston State - Friday, September 21st - Admission is free.  Click here to read more about Air Force women's soccer.

     

    Air Force Volleyball vs. Fresno State - Saturday, September 22nd - Free pre-match youth clinic!  Kids are invited to come out and meet the team, participate in drills and learn about the game from 5 - 6:30 pm this Saturday at the Cadet Gym.  Following the clinic fans can stick around to help pack the East Gym and cheer on Air Force when the Falcons take on Fresno State @ 7 pm.  Admission to the match is just $2 for youth and $5 for adults.