Above all else, Brant Ringler views the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl as a tribute to those who make it possible for us to even enjoy sporting events.
Junior quarterback Taylor McHargue
(on playing Air Force) “You know what you’re going to get against them. You’re going to get four quarters of effort. This is not the kind of team where any lead is safe, and it’s also not the type of team that if they get up quick, that they’re going to easily relinquish the lead. So we know we have to come ready to play right away. We’ve had a few games this year where we’ve started slow. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen this time.”
Nick DiJulio, Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 240, Sr., Overland Park, Kan.
How did you decide to attend the Academy vs. other offers you had as you finished high school?
“It was really about coach Calhoun. He came to my high school, we talked, he’s a great guy and a guy you would want to play football for. I am very happy I made the choice to attend the Academy. It has been a great experience, one I would never trade for anything.”
December 27th was no ordinary day for Fort Worth’s Reata Restaurant and Four Day Weekend Improvisational Comedy, as they warmly welcomed the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl teams (The Rice Owls & The Air Force Falcons) to their venues
On Thursday after the final practice before the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Game, the Air Force Falcons made their way to Four Day Weekend and Reata's in downtown for a bit of a break.
It doesn't matter that Jason Kons has been here before. When he pulls his No.75 Air Force jersey over his head for Saturday's Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, it will be a very special moment for the 6-4, 260-pound offensive lineman.
The 2012 Mountain West Conference’s five-game college bowl season comes to a close with Air Force’s contest against Rice in Saturday’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
Sometimes the 'student' half of the 'student-athlete’ equation seems to get lost when we take a look at big-time college sports.
Bowl marks the final game for two Rice defensive linemen who have been teammates since seventh grade.