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Tuesday Morning Links

Published: March 30, 2010, 9:45 am, by admin

After some down time, a busy Air Force news day yesterday.

The academy fired women’s basketball coach Ardie McInelly after nine seasons. It will be interesting to see what the new coach – whoever that is – does with the program. Perhaps this is one of those jobs where you just can’t win.

On the other hand, Air Force has set program records for losses in each of the last two seasons and has lost 37 games in a row to Mountain West Conference opponents – 23 by 20 or more points. And that just can’t be acceptable – even for an athletic department that has a great tolerance for losing.

Speaking of, however, maybe that’s changing. Gazette columnist David Ramsey writes in his blog (http://daveramseysez.freedomblogging.com/) that the McInelly firing signals a change in how the academy is dealing with its cellar-dwelling programs.

Also, the Air Force football schedule became complete yesterday when the MWC announced its league schedule. I had some initial thoughts about the schedule in a post below. Just scroll down.