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Eagles Earn 2nd Seed in Turner Conference

Will Face Quad City Mallards in Opening Round of Playoffs LOVELAND, Colo. - With the conclusion of their regular season schedule tonight, the Colorado Eagles have earned the second seed in the Central Hockey League's Turner Conference and will face the Quad City Mallards (7th seed) in the opening round of the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup playoffs. Games 1 & 2 of the best-of-5 series between the two teams will be played in Loveland, Colo. on Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2 (both ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 27, Use the Big Dipper to locate

Sky Tonight—March 27, Use the Big Dipper to locate the Hunting Dogs

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org You can easily locate the Big Dipper in the northeast sky on these early springtime evenings. The Big Dipper is part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Greater Bear. If you can find the Big Dipper, you can also find two Hunting Dogs seen by the ancient stargazers to be nipping at the Bear’s heels. The Hunting Dogs are a separate constellation: tiny Canes Venatici. You will need a dark sky to see these ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  T Tauri and Hind's Variable Nebula Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona Explanation: The yellowish star near center in this remarkable telescopic skyview is T Tauri, prototype of the class of T Tauri variable stars. Nearby it is a dusty yellow cosmic cloud historically known as Hind's Variable Nebula (NGC 1555). Over 400 light-years away, at the edge of a molecular cloud, both star and nebula are seen to vary significantly in brightness ... Full Story

Falcons Lose 2-1 Pitcher’s Duel Saturday At Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - Air Force baseball was held to three hits in a 2-1 loss at Utah in Mountain West Conference action Saturday afternoon at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Falcons dropped to 11-14, 0-2 on the season while the Utes improved to 10-9, 4-1. Sophomore right-hander Sean Carley (2-3) turned in his second complete game of the year in the tough-luck loss. Carley held Utah to six hits while striking out eight. It was Carley’s third start this season where he failed to get a win despite ... Full Story

Komets Klip Eagles in Regular Season Finale

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - In the final game of the 2010-11 regular season for both the Fort Wayne Komets and the Colorado Eagles, the former topped the latter, 2-1. The contest was a drastic opposite from the teams' meeting the previous night when Colorado won a wide-open game 7-6 in overtime. Special teams played a large part in the difference as Colorado went 0-for-7 on the power play a night after going 3-for-4. Tab Lardner staked the Komets out to a 2-0 lead in the first period of play. At ... Full Story

Cal Poly 6, Air Force 1 in men’s tennis

The Air Force men’s tennis team wrapped up competition on its spring break trip to Hawaii Friday with a 6-1 loss to 40th-ranked Cal Poly in Waipahu. The Falcons went 1-3 this week and are now 9-6 this season. The Mustangs took the doubles point with wins at the top two spots. AFA won the No. 3 match as freshmen Andy Jackson and Alex Grubbs downed Brian McPhee and Drew Jacobs, 9-8(5), at No. 3. Cal Poly won five of the six singles matches, four of them in straight sets. Falcon freshman ... Full Story

Eagles One Win Away From Turner Conference Title

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Colorado Eagles overcame a four-goal third period from the Fort Wayne Komets to take a 7-6 overtime win in the penultimate game of the regular season. With a win tomorrow night against the Komets, Colorado can secure the Turner Conference title and the respective #1 seed in the upcoming playoffs. The Eagles had six different goal scorers, with Aaron Schneekloth -- fresh off the IR, and playing in his first game since March 1 -- netting the game-winner. Each team had ... Full Story

Yale beats Air Force, 2-1, in overtime

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Chad Ziegler scored at 3:16 of overtime as third-ranked Yale, the top overall seed in the tournament, defeated 20th-ranked Air Force, 2-1, Friday, March 25, in the NCAA East Regional at Webster Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. Air Force’s season ends with a 20-12-6 overall record. Yale, 28-6-1 overall, advances to the Elite Eight against Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. ET. The winner of the regional final advances to the NCAA Frozen Four, ... Full Story

Error Proves Costly For Falcons In 5-3 Loss At Utah

SALT LAKE CITY - A botched pickoff throw helped lead to Air Force baseball’s 5-3 loss at Utah in its Mountain West Conference opener Friday night at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The Falcons dropped to 10-12, 0-1 on the season while the Utes improved to 9-9, 3-1. Falcon starting pitcher Evan Abrecht (5-1) took his first loss of the season despite holding Utah to three earned runs. Abrecht went seven innings, allowing eight hits, while striking out five. Ben Bertelson pitched a scoreless ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 26, Is Sirius the most luminous

Sky Tonight—March 26, Is Sirius the most luminous star in the sky?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Look southward at dusk and nightfall, and you can’t miss Sirius, the brightest star in the nighttime sky. Mia asks, “Isn’t there a brighter star in absolute magnitude which appears dimmer because of its distance?” Yes, Mia, you are right. Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major (the Greater Dog), looks extraordinarily bright in Earth’s sky because it is only 8.6 light-years away. Many stars on ... Full Story

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