Air Force Falcons Basketball Schedule
Clune Arena, the Colorado Springs, Colorado home of the Air Force Falcons
basketball team, is one of the most energetic arenas in all of college basketball. The Falcons are long time members of the
Mountain West Conference and have scored some big wins within the conference over the years, emerging as serious contenders
for the conference title. Last season was a bit of a disappointment for Air Force as they went 6-12 in the conference and
finished second to last in the Mountain West, missing out on the NCAA Tournament. The Falcons will be looking to improve upon
last year's performance and make their way back to the top of the conference standings and into the NCAA Tournament. It is
never an easy task for a team to successfully navigate their way through a tough Mountain West schedule but the Falcons appear
to have the talent and motivation to do just that in the 2014-2015 season.
The Air Force Falcons will once again be
going up against all of the best teams in the Mountain West including the San Diego State Aztecs, the UNLV Running Rebels,
the New Mexico Lobos, the Nevada Wolf Pack, and the Boise State Broncos. The Falcons and their fans are not used to ending
up in the near the bottom of the conference standings and they are sure to be laying it all on the line in hopes of having
a turn around season. Air Force appears to be poised to accomplish great things this season and you will want to be there
at Clune Arena to cheer them on to some big wins. Tickets to see the Falcons play in Colorado Springs always sell quickly
so be sure to get yours from StubHub as soon as possible.
Air Force Falcons Basketball History
is a charter member of the Mountain West Conference and as such has long standing rivalries with several of the top teams
in the conference including UNLV, San Diego State, New Mexico, and others. Perhaps the biggest rival of Air Force is Colorado
State who are not only conference rivals but also in-state rivals. The Falcons have made it to the NCAA Tournament four times
but have yet to win a game in the Tournament. Their most recent trip to the Big Dance was in 2006 when they lost to Illinois
in the first round. In 2004 Air Force won their first, and so far only, conference championship but the Falcons appear ready
to turn things around under head coach Dave Pilipovich who guided the Falcons to some good wins in the conference last season
as well as some tight battles with some of the top teams in the Mountain West. Losing seasons do not sit well at Air Force
and all of the returning players will be extra motivated to work hard and pull off some big upsets during Mountain West play.
This is an exciting time to be an Air Force Falcons fan and every die hard fan will want to be sure to be at Clune Arena to
cheer on the Falcons right from the start.
Air Force Falcons Basketball Conference
In recent years the
Mountain West Conference has emerged as a true national powerhouse. There are now eleven members of the Mountain West Conference:
San Diego State, UNLV, Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Nevada, Fresno State, Wyoming, Utah State, and
San Jose State. Previous members have included TCU, Utah, and BYU. Of the current members, Utah State leads the way with twenty
NCAA Tournament appearances. However, so far all of their appearances have come before joining the Mountain West. UNLV and
Wyoming, two charter members of the Mountain West, are next in line with 19 and 14 respectively. UNLV and Wyoming are also
the only two members of the conference to win a National Championship, with UNLV winning in 1990 and Wyoming winning all the
way back in 1943. Lately it has been San Diego State, New Mexico, and UNLV who have dominated the conference on the basketball
court with SDSU tearing up the national rankings during the 2013-2014 season.
a top college basketball game is one of the best experiences to be found in sports. Many of the top student athletes in the
world take the court in college basketball, when this is combined with some of the most passionate fans in all of sports there
is an atmosphere in the arena that cannot be found anywhere else. When you set foot into Clune Arena for an Air Force Falcons
home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening jump ball the fans get on their feet and loudly
cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of end to end action, big time shots, and clutch
defensive stops. All of a sudden the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another
tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose
a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Falcons' side
erupts after another big win and their fans exit of the arena in jubilation. The minute you leave Clune Arena you will want
to begin your next trip back to help cheer on the Falcons.
The most famous former Air Force basketball
player is Gregg Popovich who coached the San Antonio Spurs to the 2014 NBA Championship when they thoroughly dismantled the
Miami Heat. Popovich is one of only five coaches in the history of the NBA to have won five or more championships and is currently
the longest tenured head coach in any of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States. The 17 consecutive
winning seasons Gregg Popovich has been a part of as head coach of the San Antonio Spurs is longer than any other NBA coach.