Air Force stuck with mostly one-a-day practices next month

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Two-a-day practices are practically second nature for football players at all levels.

But the Air Force Academy Falcons will be the exception to the rule next month.

In Troy Calhoun's first August as the Falcons' head coach, his team will be limited to just a single two-a-day practice schedule.

For all the other days, it's one -- and one only.

An N-C-A-A rule requires schools to hold five single practices before going to two-a-days, but the academy's early beginning of the school year means there's no way to squeeze in more.

The start date: August Ninth.

Calhoun tells The Gazette newspaper he'd like to have 30 two-a-days, but promises the team will be ready when it's time to play for real.

The Falcons open their season at home September First when they host South Carolina State.


(Information from The Gazette, )

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