Jake Schaller

Jake Schaller


Jake Schaller is the Air Force sports beat writer for The Colorado Springs Gazette and Bleacher Report's featured columnist for Air Force football.

Schaller, who grew up just outside of Washington, D.C., in Bethesda, Maryland, has been covering sports since his freshman year at the University of Notre Dame (1993). Before coming to The Gazette, he worked as a writer and then sports editor at the now-defunct Montgomery Journal in suburban Maryland and as a writer at The Washington Post. He primarily covered high school sports at The Post along with some boxing. He covered the the Mayweather-Gatti and Trinidad-Mayorga bouts as well as the last two fights of Mike Tyson's career (both losses).

Schaller came to The Gazette in July of 2005 and initially was the paper's Denver general assignment sports reporter. In that position he helped out the paper's Broncos writer and also covered a little bit of everything else in the Denver area -- the Rockies, Nuggets, Avalanche, CU, CSU, etc.

He moved to the Air Force beat in early September of 2006. He has covered Fisher DeBerry's final season and departure from the academy, every game of The Troy Calhoun Era and the heights (cracking the Top 15) and depths (last year's winless Mountain West Conference campaign) of Air Force men's basketball. He currently votes in the Associated Press college football Top 25 and for the Heisman Trophy.

Schaller lives in Denver with his wife, Melissa, and his dog, Norm, who predicts the outcome of each Air Force football game.

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  • JD posted 2994 days ago


    No idea who you are, dude, but your last name's schaller and you're a college football fan.

    you're a good guy. just saw the name and thought id comment.