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Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross hopes history repeats itself this season, only in a different part of the country.A college team with a single returning starter on one side of the football seems destined to suffer a slow start to the season. Unless, as Navy demonstrated last year, we’re talking about...

How Army can catch up to Navy and Air Force

How Army can catch up to Navy and Air Force

Army football’s steep tumble falling behind Navy and Air Force painfully includes a 14-game losing streak to the Midshipmen, but the holes to be filled have been obvious nearly 20 years.Since 1996, the last time the Black Knights won the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, Navy and Air...

Air Force spoils Boise State title hopes

Air Force spoils Boise State title hopes

Boise State and the Mountain West Conference suffered more than one setback Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs when Air Force upset the No. 19-ranked Broncos 27-20.Boise State’s loss was another blow to the school’s national prestige that has been slipping as well as a hit to...

Maybe Army should consider a conference

Maybe Army should consider a conference

Maybe it’s time for Army to look beyond its disastrous 1998 decision to join Conference USA. The Black Knights should follow, cough, cough, Navy’s lead.Four years ago the Midshipmen surprised the college football world when they announced they planned to join the Big...

Owens seeking third straight century season

Owens seeking third straight century season

Air Force senior Jacobi Owens’ back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons may not have earned preseason Heisman Trophy list mentions, but he is Air Force’s Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside.Mr. Inside ran for 1,092 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior fullback last year. The original Mr....

Air Force safety brings the Steelehammer

Air Force safety brings the Steelehammer

Weston Steelhammer arrived at the Air Force Academy having wrestled with his tossing-and-turning choice between pursing a college football or baseball career.Air Force wanted the quarterback/safety from Shreveport (Louisiana) Calvary Baptist Academy to play football. The Academy...

Calhoun navigates succeeding a legend

Calhoun navigates succeeding a legend

Ten years ago, Troy Calhoun left the comfort of an NFL offensive coordinator’s job – often a stepping-stone to becoming and NFL head coach — to take on one of the toughest head coaching challenges in college football.That statement, you might be thinking, refers to coaching at a...

Air Force game family reunion for Michigan State alum

Air Force game family reunion for Michigan State alum

Former Michigan State All-Big Ten linebacker Paul Rudzinski reveled in the Spartans’ Top 10-matchup win over Oregon Saturday as much as any fan.But the “really” big game in the Rudzinski family is this Saturday when Air Force visits Spartan Stadium. Paul’s son John Rudzinski is...

Air Force deserves national stage to rival Army and Navy

Air Force deserves national stage to rival Army and Navy

A couple years ago I asked Air Force coach Troy Calhoun if the Falcons’ mid-season rivalry games with Army and Navy deserved a larger stage.After all, Air Force has taken home the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy’s 20 times since 1982 compared to a combined total of 13 for Army (four)...

Studying led Air Force linebacker Walker onto field

Studying led Air Force linebacker Walker onto field

Air Force senior linebacker Dexter Walker is from Lawrenceville, Ga., one of the most fruitful areas in a football-rich southern state for producing college prospects.But the water he drank in Lawrenceville or the competition he faced playing for Dacula High aren’t the only...