Air Force Rumors & News

  • Air Force signs Troy Calhoun to contract extension

    College Football Talk "On the same day he put together yet another recruiting class at one of the nation’s service academies, Troy Calhoun was also on the receiving end of a little additional “security.” In a press release, Air Force announced that it has reached an agreement with Calhoun on a one-year contract..." February 04

  • Air Force quarterback Nate Romine out with ACL, MCL tear according to his social media post

    The Gazette "Nate Romine spent a recent August evening recapping all that was good in his life as an Air Force cadet, as a football player and in general as a young man. "Let's hope this doesn't mean there's (a storm) coming," Romine said, spicing it up with language he quickly apologized for..." September 15

  • Air Force Academy has its man in QB Nate Romine

    The Gazette "For the first time since 2012, there's virtually no battle for the starting quarterback job at Air Force. Nate Romine won the role when he led the Falcons to a 27-24 win over Colorado State in the 2014 regular-season finale. Connor Dietz was a lock to start in 2012, and Romine is a lock to..." March 18

  • Calhoun gets raise in new five-year deal with Air Force

    The Gazette "Troy Calhoun has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at Air Force through the 2019 season. The new deal increases the football coach's annual salary by $25,000 over his previous deal to $850,000 each year. Calhoun had signed his most recent contract, also a five-year deal,..." January 15

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • AFA superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

    The Gazette "U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other misconduct at wild parties while the service academy focused on winning bowl games and attracting money from alumni and private sources in recent years, a..." August 03

  • Kale Pearson and his repaired knee should start at QB for Air Force

    The Gazette "Kale Pearson wants to make an announcement to all those wondering about Air Force's starting quarterback position. "This is my senior year, and this is going to be my job," Pearson said Wednesday a few minutes after watching the Falcons engage in a spirited, and sloppy, scrimmage at District 20..." March 25

  • Air Force football looks for improvement with O-coordinator Mike Thiessen

    Denver Post "Offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen isn't just looking for Air Force to be better this fall. The former Falcons quarterback is looking for Air Force to show dramatic improvement from last season's 2-10 record, the worst in Academy history. "Coming off the season we had, 3-9 would be better,..." March 19

  • Injuries at cornerback have Air Force exploring depth

    The Gazette "Jordan Mays entered his final round of spring practices at Air Force expecting to return as a backup safety. He did not figure he'd be lining up as a starting cornerback. Injuries to projected starters Justin DeCoud and Gavin McHenry have left the Falcons scrambling at cornerback, sliding Mays..." March 07

  • Mike Thiessen sees nothing new in offensive coordinator role he now holds by himself

    The Gazette "So, what does senior tailback Jon Lee think of Air Force's switch to Mike Thiessen as the lone offensive coordinator? "I always thought he was the sole coordinator," said Lee, clearly unaware that a change had taken place. Thiessen, who has been part of a three-headed co-coordinator team for..." February 25

  • Air Force football closes the book on last season as spring practice begins

    The Gazette "Events that occurred between Aug. 31 and Nov. 30 were a taboo subject as Air Force began spring football practice on Wednesday. "It's 2014," safety Christian Spears said. "We don't have much to say about last year." The Falcons' 2-10 season was one in which almost all that can go wrong, did..." February 21

  • Air Force Falcons begin spring football practice with strength in mind

    Denver Post "It's not surprising that strength is the first thing Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun is asking for in the process of leaving behind the worst record in the academy's 57-year history. The Falcons finished 2-10 overall (0-7 Mountain West) last fall and began spring practice Wednesday trying..." February 21

  • Falcons shake up responsibilities for football coaching staff

    The Gazette "Titles and responsibilities received a thorough makeover as Air Force released its new coaching roster in advance of the beginning of spring practice. Mike Thiessen will take over as the sole offensive coordinator - a position he split with three others last year - and Steve Russ will be the..." February 19

  • Proposed rule change has landed Air Force coach Calhoun in national spotlight

    The Gazette "Two years ago, when Troy Calhoun took over as chair of the college football rules committee, his wife, Amanda, had one question for him - why would you do that? On Tuesday, as Calhoun faced national media over what has become a firestorm of controversy over the "10-second rule" that his..." February 19

  • Former Air Force QB Jaleel Awini on track to join CU Buffs and more 2015 offers "Jaleel Awini The Buffs are set to add another offensive playmaker, but it could be awhile before he hits the field. editor Adam Munsterteiger reports today that former Air Force quarterback and Aurora native Jaleel Awini intends to transfer to the University of Colorado...." February 12

  • Air Force football recruiting class

    The Gazette "Here is the Air Force recruiting class as pieced together by The Gazette. The academy is not allowed to release a list of players who have committed (they don’t technically sign on “Signing Day”), so this is cobbled together from various recruting sites like Rivals, Scout and 247sports as well as..." February 11

  • Discovery Canyon's Alec Wirtjes says he will play for Air Force

    The Gazette "Alec Wirtjes has spent plenty of time studying the Air Force Falcons offense. And that was before he decided to play for them. On Friday, Wirtjes told The Gazette he would be signing a letter of intent to play with Air Force on Wednesday, national signing day. "I live right across the street..." February 01

  • Troy Calhoun addresses Air Force coaching situation, announces Steve Russ as D.C.

    The Gazette "Troy Calhoun holds no ill will toward two coaches who recently left his program at Air Force and hopes to quickly fill both spots. He also said Steve Russ will take over as defensive coordinator for the 2014 season. The Falcons' coaching situation dominated most of the early conversation..." January 22

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

  • Indiana confirms Brian Knorr’s move from Air Force

    College Football Talk "Just 10 days ago, Air Force announced that Brian Knorr was returning to the service academy as an assistant coach. Monday morning, that return officially became short-lived. Following up on reports that surfaced Sunday, Indiana confirmed via a press release that Knorr has been added to head..." January 20