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  • Join us for weekly chat at noon Wednesday

    Tue, October 11, 2011 by admin with no comments

    The Gazette is hosting its usual weekly sports chat with columnist David Ramsey on hand to talk AFA sports along with college hockey writer Joe Paisley.

    Go to gazette.com to join in for the hour-long chat starting at noon Mountain on Wednesday.

  • Thursday Morning Links

    Thu, July 29, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Some more news from the Mountain West Conference Media Days in Las Vegas …

    I wrote about commissioner Craig Thompson’s State of the Conference address, which touched on Utah leaving and Boise State joining the league, the quest for automatic-qualifying BCS status and television.

    Frank wrote about how senior cornerback Reggie Rembert’s goal for the Falcons is a league title.

    And David Ramsey wrote a great column about former Falcon great Chad Hall, who is trying to earn a spot with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Finally, make sure you start following Frank on Twitter (twitter.com/gazetteairforce). He talked to the representatives of bowls with MWC ties out here in Vegas and recently did some tweets about possible destinations for Air Force and how the Independence Bowl likes the Falcons.

  • Wednesday Morning Links

    Wed, April 14, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Well, it’s official, Jeff Bzdelik has left Colorado for Wake Forest.

    Gazette columnist David Ramsey isn’t shedding any tears. And check out Ramsey’s blog (http://daveramseysez.freedomblogging.com/), in which he talks to former Falcon Jacob Burtschi about Bzdelik.

    Also, I posted Part 2 of my “First Look” series, which takes a quick glance at Air Force’s 2010 football opponents. This week I look at BYU. Scroll down for the post.

  • Ramsey on Air Force Women’s Hoops

    Wed, March 31, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Gazette columnist David Ramsey has a great post today in his blog (http://daveramseysez.freedomblogging.com/) about the women’s basketball program at Air Force.

    Ramsey writes that whoever Air Force brings in to succeed Ardie McInelly, the academy also needs to bring back something that’s been missing from the program for years – expectations.

  • Tuesday Morning Links

    Tue, March 30, 2010 by admin with 3 comments

    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.

  • Ramsey on the McInelly Firing …

    Mon, March 29, 2010 by admin with no comments

    … And how he believes it signals a shift in how the Air Force athletic department does business. It’s on his blog: http://daveramseysez.freedomblogging.com.

  • A Shout-Out for the Mountain West Conference

    Wed, March 24, 2010 by admin with 4 comments

    But not in a good way.

    ESPN.com columnist Pat Forde named the winners and losers of the first four days of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

    Not surprisingly, the Mountain West Conference earned “loser” status. Here’s what Forde wrote:

    Loser: Mountain West Conference. Four teams entered, none remains. And neither New Mexico nor BYU came close to winning its second-round game.

    As Gazette columnist David Ramsey pointed out in his blog earlier this week, it’s not the first time the league has fallen flat in The Big Dance. MWC teams are 10-26 all-time, none has moved past the Sweet 16 and only two have made it that far. Yikes.

    All season long we hear MWC coaches tell us how strong the league is and how it doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Forgive us for rolling our eyes when those claims are made next year.

  • Thursday Morning Links

    Thu, March 18, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Woke up like a kid on Christmas morning. Gotta love March Madness.

    Speaking of, I e-mailed with some Air Force folks about the tournament. Their thoughts on which teams will make The Final Four are in the post below.

    Also, this is a big Big Dance for the Mountain West Conference. The league has four teams in, and it’s put-up or shut-up time. The coaches all talk about the league deserving more respect. Well, now’s the time to earn it. The MWC is 8-22 all-time in the tourney, and only twice has a team advanced past the opening weekend (and both those teams lost in the Sweet 16). Gotta win some games this year.

    Moving to football, Air Force wrapped up spring practice this week. The Falcons’ top concern was developing their brand-new offensive line. I look at how they did in that department in today’s edition of The Gazette. Also, here are five other developments from the spring.

    I’ll be clearing out my notebook from spring football practices today and tomorrow in the blog. And speaking of football and blogs, Gazette columnist David Ramsey writes in his blog (http://daveramseysez.freedomblogging.com) that he doesn’t like that Florida State is off the Falcons’ schedule.

    Ramsey will be in Rochester covering the Air Force hockey team in the Atlantic Hockey Association semifinals. Here’s a look at the four teams in the semis.

  • Tuesday Morning Links

    Tue, March 16, 2010 by admin with no comments

    Greetings.

    Quick programming note: I’ll be writing a couple more spring football articles this week – one which will appear in tomorrow’s paper and one which will appear in Thursday’s. I’ll also take a look at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament through the lens of the four Mountain West Conference teams participating.

    Onto the links:

    Gazette columnist David Ramsey wrote for today’s paper that Air Force needs a new hoops coach. But that because the Falcons can’t (won’t) go out and get one, maybe Jeff Reynolds can change into that new coach.

    Also, Brian Gomez previews Air Force ice hockey’s Atlantic Hockey Association semifinal matchup with Sacred Heart. The Falcons will be short-handed for the contest.

    Finally, Frank Scwab wrote about women’s tennis player Tahlia Smoke.

  • Hockey: Ramsey on AF-Army rivalry

    Fri, March 12, 2010 by admin with 1 comment

    Here’s link to Gazette columnist David Ramsey’s blog.