Raising the Bar

The Falcon basketball success gauge has risen several steps on that precarious ladder. This AFA basketball team has skipped many levels jumping from cellar to leader. Can the Falcons continue this rise to notoriety & basketball heaven. Get out to Clune and find out as they take on the UNM Lobos.

A word or two from FalconMike.

This Air Force Falcon basketball team is definitely raising the bar; so many records broken this year and so much accomplishments in the relative short term of one basketball season.  Yes, Joe Scott has been working his goals since he arrived at AFA 4 years ago.  He had many goals set and still has more but this season has witnessed the realization of a great deal of those goals.  As each year progressed so did the Falcons, little by little; win by win, each year they became a little better, a little more confident and now the team is all Joe Scott's athletes and all Joe Scott's system. 

Expectations are that this Air Force basketball team will continue to grow, continue to be competitive and continue to win.  With all the success this team is having, the standard for future Falcon teams is very high.  Those high standards, some believe, will be too high for the new era Falcons to follow but if the AFA AD is on the ball, the biggest obstacle to success will be covered early on.  That obstacle would be Joe Scott being distracted by the multitude of coaching offers that are bound to come his way.  If the Academy gets Joe signed to a reasonably long term, quality contract, the AFA basketball program will be well on it's way to many more successful seasons and those standards will not seem so high, they will be expected though. 

This Saturday the Falcons continue to battle the 2nd wave of Mountain West foes as they take on the Lobos of New Mexico.  Each victory raises that bar a little higher.... but the Falcon basketball program had plenty of room for improvement.

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Falcons flying in rare MWC air -Albuquerque Tribune, NM 
They go to Colorado Springs for a noon battle against an Air Force Falcons team that is alien to the tradition of Falcons basketball. ...

Cal grows into Pac-10 player -ESPN 
... 20. Cal also lost to Air Force ... Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com. His Weekly Word on college basketball is updated Fridays throughout the year.

Success driving up Scott's stock -Denver Post, CO
AIR FORCE ACADEMY - The amazing turnaround of the Air Force men's basketball team undoubtedly will put coach Joe Scott's name in play for job openings across ...

Get the garbage out of our sports pages The Rocky Mountain Collegian 
By Josh Pilkington. It shouldn't be this way. The Air Force men's hoops team is putting together one of the most miraculous seasons ...

Air Force trying to focus on Mountain West title _ for now -San Francisco Chronicle, CA 
Don't ask coach Joe Scott, who is focusing on trying to win the Mountain West Conference regular season title with seven games left to play. ...

Team unity for AFA knows no borders -Rocky Mountain News, CO 
By Randy Holtz, Rocky Mountain News. AIR FORCE ACADEMY - This out-of-the-wild-blue-yonder surge by the Air Force Falcons? The streets ...

Lobos Travel to League-Leading Air Force Saturday -GoLobos.com
The University of New Mexico begins a demanding three-game road haul Saturday by visiting league-leading Air Force. The Lobos and ...

Air Force aims high, looking to NCAA tourney -San Jose Mercury News, CA -
BY TODD JACOBSON. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (KRT) - Joe Scott isn't predicting how many wins Air Force needs to secure a NCAA Tournament ...


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