The Mountain West has launched a giveaway in which fans can submit what they think should be the official Twitter and Instagram hashtag of the 2013 Reese's MW Basketball Championships. The conference will narrow down the field to a handful of finalists next Tuesday, March 5, where fans can then vote on their favorite. The Conference office will announce a winner after 3 p.m. MT on Friday, March 8, and the person who submitted the winning hashtag will win a pair of tickets to next year's tournament. To learn more about the promotion and for fans to submit their desired hashtags, please visit http://www.facebook.com/MountainWestConference/app_275777965887899.
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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.
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.
The 2012-13 Mountain West Basketball Countdown to Tipoff featuring the Air Force Falcons has been posted online for both the men's and women's programs.
Earlier this week, Jesse Kurtz of the Mountain West Digital Network visited the Academy and spoke to head coaches Dave Pilipovich and Andrea Williams, as well as seniors Todd Fletcher, Mike Lyons, Dymond James and Alicia Leipprandt.
The men's basketball preview is available by visiting http://www.themwc.com/sports/m-baskbl/mw-12-countdown-afa.html.
To check out the women's basketball preview, visit http://www.themwc.com/sports/w-baskbl/mw-12-countdown-afa.html.
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.
The 26th episode of "The Official Podcast of the Mountain West" is now available.
· CBS college basketball analyst Greg Anthony
· Air Force guard Michael Lyons
· UNLV forward/center Lenita Sanford
Click HERE to start listening.
The MW's weekly podcast - featuring interviews with a mix of student-athletes, coaches and media members from across the Conference - is available on the Mountain West's official Web site or via iTunes. Fans can listen to each episode directly on TheMWC.com, or can download the MP3 files directly to their computers, iPad/iPhone or Android devices. In addition, listeners who wish to received new episodes once they are posted each week may subscribe to the podcast's RSS feed.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT MEN'S AND WOMEN'S HOOPS THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
Air Force women's basketball opens up their home schedule vs. Denver this Thursday at Clune Arena. The Falcons will tip-off play at 7 pm. All fans donating a non-perishable food item at the gate will receive $2 admission and a free ticket voucher to the Air Force vs. Northern Colorado game on Friday, November 25th. The men's basketball team will also be back in action this Friday when they host their annual food drive at Clune Arena before the Western State game @ 7 pm. All fans donating a non-perishable food item at the gate will receive $2 admission to the game in upper baseline seating. Family Friday seating is also available in all other sections of Clune Arena for only $40. Family Friday packages include four tickets to the game and $20 in bonus cash to spend at the concession stand. The Falcon men's team will then turn around for an in-state showdown with Colorado on Wednesday, November 23rd @ 7 pm. All single game purchased tickets to the game will include $5 in bonus cash to spend at the Clune Arena concession stands on game night. The first 450 fans will also receive a free pair of AFA mesh shorts at the gate.
Football vs. UNLV - November 19th - The Falcons will be at Falcon Stadium for their home finale on Saturday in a big game for post-season implications. Kick-off is scheduled for 4 pm. $5 overlook tickets are available. $5 youth tickets are also available in all sections - enter promo code "SCOUT". $40 family packs are also available for only $40 in all sections. Click here to reserve your seats.
Women's Basketball vs. Denver - November 17th - The Falcons open up their home schedule with a big game this Thursday vs. DU @ 7 pm. All fans donating a non-perishable food item at the gate will receive $2 admission to the game and a voucher for free admission to the Northern Colorado game on November 25th.
Friday Football Luncheon - November 18th - Stop by the Falcon Stadium Press Box for the final football luncheon of the year and a chance to hear from Coach Calhoun before heading into this weekend's must win for the Falcons. Famous Dave's has a great menu on tap all for only $10! Lunch includes: Buffalo Chicken Wings, BBQ Chicken Wings, Chopped Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, baked beans, mac and cheese, salad, bread pudding and fudge brownies along with beer and soda. Doors open at 11 am and the program/door prizes start at noon.
Boxing Friday Night Fights - November 18th Air Force Boxing will host their Friday Night Fight series at the Cadet Gymnasium this Friday. For a chance to preview this year's Wing Open contenders, stop by the Academy at 4:30 pm to catch a full lineup of bouts.
Men's Basketball vs. Western State - November 18th - Air Force men's basketball will look to improve on an impressive start as they welcome Western State to Clune Arena on Friday @ 7 pm. All fans donating a non-perishable food item at the gate will receive $2 admission. It's also Family Friday Night which means that four packs are available for only $40 with $20 to spend in concessions vouchers. Click here to order your tickets.
Coach Calhoun's Radio Show - November 8th - Stop by Back East Bar and Grill tonight night for the Coach Calhoun Radio Show. Enjoy great food and drink specials after work and then stick around for some Falcon football talk with Coach Calhoun from 6:30pm - 7:30pm as Air Force prepares for Front Range rival Wyoming this Saturday.
Volleyball Thursday Night Tailgate - AFA Faculty Night - November 10th - Air Force volleyball hosts their final home series of the season this weekend. Play from the Cadet Gymnasium starts on Thursday as the Falcons welcome in UNLV @ 7 pm. All fans in attendance will receive a free ticket to the AFA vs. UNLV football game at the gate! Noodles & Company will be providing the first 200 AFA faculty members and up to four accompanying guests with free food during a pre-game tailgate. AFA faculty can present their prox card to receive admission to the tailgate. Doors will open at 6 pm. Tickets are only $2 for youth and $5 for adults.
Football vs. Wyoming Scout Day - November 12th - Air Force would like to welcome local Boy and Girl Scouts to this Saturday's game for the annual "Scout Day" at Falcon Stadium. Tickets for the game are available for all scouts and guests by clicking here. Special discounts include a $10 ticket with $5 of concession vouchers included.
Volleyball Fan Appreciation Night - November 12th The Falcons will wrap up their 2011 season with a home match this Saturday against San Diego State. First serve is 5 pm. Be sure to stop by after the Wyoming Football game and present your ticket stub at the gate for free admission. All other admission will be available for only $1. The first 200 fans in attendance will receive a free AFA stadium scarf at the gate.
Men's Swimming vs. Utah - @ 6 pm - Men's swimming will be in action from the Cadet Gymnasium Natatorium this Thursday starting at 6 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Women's Basketball Season Tickets on Sale - Women's basketball will open up their season at home next Thursday, November 17th with in state rival Denver 7 pm. To get in on all of the excitement at Clune Arena this winter be sure to reserve your 2011-12 season tickets soon! Ticket packages are available for unbelievably low prices - youth $20, adult $40 and family packs are only $60! To learn more please contact a ticket office representative at 719-472-1895.
Men's Basketball Season Tickets and Mini-Game Plans Now Available- This season fans of Air Force men's basketball can pick their own 4 or 8 game mini-plans based off of the games they'd like to see in 2011-12. Select your favorite matchups at Clune Arena this season and get in on some great discounted rates. 4 game mini-plans are available now and start at only $30 for upper baseline seating and $50 for upper courtside. 8 game plans are available for $50 for upper baseline and only $90 for all lower level seating. Click here to find out more about this year's mini-game packages. For this season's promotional schedule click here.