We’re just one day away from the start of fall football practice, but I thought I’d talk a little hoops today.
When I was at the academy Monday, I talked to Jerry Cross in the Air Force sports information office. Cross said new men’s basketball coach Jeff Reynolds and his staff STILL are trying to nail down the final two games of the Falcons’ 2007-08 schedule.
It’s hard to believe that programs wouldn’t want to play an Air Force team that graduated six seniors, four of whom were starters. But that seems to be the case.
It is in some ways a compliment to the program and to how hard it has become to win at Clune Arena. It also underscores the problems Air Force has had for years – teams do not want to play at altitude in an area that is not considered a hotbed for recruiting.
As of right now, the Falcons’ game against Colorado and former coach Jeff Bzdelik looks like the marquee game on the home schedule.