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Air Force linebacker Ryan Watson was invited to the Cardinals' rookie minicamp as a tryout player even though he won't be allowed to pursue a pro career for two years.
The Pentagon announced Monday that the military service academies will not approve requests to waive active-duty commitments for players selected in a professional-sport draft.
Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer
Personally, I think it would be a great thing if the Broncos used their final pick of the day, and the draft's final pick, to select Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette no matter if Robinette can, or can't, receive a waiver to play in 2017. They could place him on reserve/military and wait. Think that works for everybody and if Robinette is allowed to play in the upcoming season the Broncos get a quality developmental player.
Air Force wide receiver Jalen Robinette went undrafted after the Academy decided just this week to require cadets to serve two years of active duty before they can join a professional team.
Jalen Robinette ranks in our top 10 despite not making Scouts Inc.'s top 250 players.
Eli McGuire made the most of his opportunity at the East-West Shrine game.
Mountain West ties for most G5 wins
New Mexico, San Diego State, Hawai'i and Air Force won bowl games to give the Mountain West a 4-3 bowl record. No other Group of 5 conference earned more wins.
Air Force overcame a very slow start to roll over South Alabama in the Arizona Bowl, denying the Jaguars their first-ever bowl victory.
Arion Worthman threw for 207 yards to balance out Air Force's run-heavy offense, Jacobi Owens scored two touchdowns and the Falcons overcame a sluggish start to beat South Alabama 45-21 in Arizon
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
Air Force beats South Alabama 45-21 in Arizona Bowl. The ViewFromVegas is the Falcons covered as 14.5-point favorites and the game went over the betting total of 54.5. This was the second straight cover by a favorite in the bowl games, but underdogs are still dominating at 23-9 ATS (71.9 percent). Unders dip to 18-14 (56.3 percent).
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Since going up 21-3, South Alabama has 25 yards of offense and now trails Air Force 45-21
Breaking down the Arizona Bowl
Air Force has the advantage in all three phases of the game. ESPN's FPI gives the Falcons a 77 percent chance to beat South Alabama, and our experts agree. Bowl picks (Insider)
Schlabach confident in Air Force
Mark Schlabach describes 30 of this year's 40 bowl games as toss-ups. However, this isn't one of them. He expects Air Force to handily win the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl over South Alabama. Schlabach's bowl predictions
Mountain West projected to finish third
The Las Vegas Bowl between San Diego State and Houston on Saturday is maybe the most intriguing game the Mountain West has to offer during bowl season. But the conference is favored to win four of its seven matchups. Who will win bowl season? (Insider)