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Old 03-01-2014, 06:41 PM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Any followers?

What do you think the issue is (today, a 26 point loss!).

I put the responsibility on the coach.

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:41 PM
Location: Colorado
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The people that they recruit are not going to the AFA just for basketball. Your regular recruit will pass over a military academy due to the service required after graduation, they hope to make $$$$ in the pros after college.

Of course, I'm a University of Connecticut graduate which is pretty much in the epicenter for men's and women's basketball.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:05 PM
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There's nothing wrong with the AFA basketball team. They're just in over their heads. They play in a middling Division I conference that still has nationally ranked teams such as San Diego State (currently ranked #10 in the country) and New Mexico. The top basketball programs don't expect their players to major in engineering, conform to the daily rigors inherent with a military service academy, get their degree in four years and then serve a military commitment. Since the service academies are more concerned with academics and preparing future military officers they simply can't compete athletically with the basketball and football factories that many of our universities have become. The academies should really think about dropping down to Division II, where they would certainly be more competitive.
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Thank you Air Force Mens Basketball

The regular season ended today with a humdinger of an over-time game. It was an exciting (and victorious) ending to the season.

I just want to thank you young men of the Academy for my interest (which you reignited this year) in college basketball. When I consider that most of you take more than a full load of college courses, AND fulfill military training, AND still find time to practice basketball and play in games, half of which require being on the road -- and I have no belief that the AFA pampers you as other colleges do their players -- well, you make me proud of your dedication. Tre Coggins, often an inspiration. Max Yon, always a steady, dependable player. DeLovell Earls, great player, interesting to watch. Kam Williams, a virtual hero of COS. Justin Hammonds, sold, dependable. The rest of you we don't see consistently enough, but you all seem like admirable young men.

Thanks for an exciting season!
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