A Glimpse of the Future

This great season (so far) has taken Falcon fans to heights never experienced in the life of Air Force basketball. There is more to come as the season is only "half full". When complete this Falcon team will leave a legacy of winning and confidence that will fuel future Air Force basketball teams.

We (Falcon Fans) cannot get enough of our prolific basketball team and neither can the press and fans across the country. Everybody is talking about the Falcons and their magical tour through the schedule.  Joe Scott is proud and beams after each game; his goals are starting to come true and the Air Force basketball team is playing Round-ball with the best of them.

The accolades continue as the once down trodden, bottom dwelling Falcons fly high above the rest of the conference.  No one seems to be able to stop them... this of course cannot last forever and likely (but maybe) wont last the rest of the season.  The Falcons have already soared so high, done so much, broke so many records and brought so many new fans on board... that most teams (and their fans) would have been satisfied long ago.  Not the Falcons, these guys, this team are on a mission and this should truly be a magical year, a year talked about for years to come.   

We are all also hoping that this is only the beginning, a peek, albeit a very powerful, in your face peek, at the future of Falcon basketball.  We grew accustomed to and demanded excellence from the Falcon football team but we were soon in hibernation after the bowl season as our Falcon basketball team, year after year, for so long just plodded along. Win a few here and there, an occasional above average player with a few highlights, but for the most part the team just hung around the ground level of conference play, never really excelling in any particular area and unable to climb out of the darkness of twenty plus years of losing.

That hope, in my optimistic view, is reality now... it is evidentAFA head basketball coach Joe Scott.  (AP file) this Falcon team has taken all that Joe Scott has drilled them with over the past 3 plus years and put it together in fantastic team play. Combine that with Scott's awesome recruiting efforts since he has been at AFA and you have the depth and talent that has culminated into this explosion of  magical and winning college basketball.  And yes, this is only the beginning; Scott will win many more games and bring exciting and competitive basketball to us fans with many more Falcon teams.

Now on to Big Monday as the Falcons  roust the Rebels of UNLV on ESPN.


Below are a few more stories from around the country for your reading pleasure.


Falcons calmly execute offense, defense, Aztecs -San Diego Union Tribune, CA 
... basketball coaches gather to evaluate talent over the summer. San Diego State last night offered a clinic on the precise way not to play against Air Force. ...

Air Force wins slow one the old-fashioned way -San Diego Union Tribune, CA 
... Air Force basketball may not be high on entertainment value, but the results are beyond dispute. "I don't know what the anomaly is," Scott said. ...

Air
Force taking flight
-Chicago Tribune (subscription), IL 
... They're for real.". In the 48-year history of Air Force basketball, the Falcons never have been ranked in the Top 25. They've never even shown up on the radar. ...

Change of scenery -Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX 
... or men's basketball games via subscription or pay-per-view packages (as part of ESPN GamePlan for football and ESPN Full Court for basketball ... Air Force ...

Rant, Rave
-St. Petersburg Times, FL - Air Force football has been a notable, distinguished exception, and the previously undistinguished Falcons basketball program suddenly is a juggernaut. ...

Falcons keep driving through league -Denver Post, CO 
SAN DIEGO - Air Force's ... Kuhle, spoke perfect lines in the second half Saturday night and the Falcons continued their amazing rise from college basketball ...


Air Force still flying high with victory over Aztecs -Salt Lake Tribune, UT 
SAN DIEGO -- Air Force added to its school record with its 13th-straight victory Saturday night, beating San Diego State 57-43. ...

Air Force builds on record streak -Boulder Daily Camera, CO 
By Associated Press. SAN DIEGO — Air Force added to its school record with its 13th-straight victory in beating San Diego St. 57-43 on Saturday. ...

Aztecs continue their slump as Falcons soar on -North County Times, CA 
SAN DIEGO ---- San Diego State had the same number of turnovers as baskets on Saturday night. That's the biggest reason why the ...

Aztecs Drop MWC Game With Air Force -GoAztecs.com 
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Air Force added to its school record with its 13th-straight -victory Saturday night, beating San Diego State 57-43. ...

Air Force flying high after a long hiatus
-Boulder Daily Camera, CO 
By Robyn Norwood, Los Angeles Times. To appreciate what an accomplishment Air Force's 14-2 record is, consider that Air Force has ...




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