The Air Force Academy competes in the NCAA's Division I-A. Its primary conference is the
Mountain West Conference; its gymnastics (men and women) and men's soccer teams compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and its hockey team competes in College Hockey
America. The sports teams are called the Falcons.Air Force plays Colorado State in football
every year for the Ram-Falcon Trophy, a travelling award that alternates between the schools. It also has traditional service
academy rivalries with Navy and Army; the service academies compete for the
Commander-in-Chief's trophy in football each year.Home football games are mandatory for cadets to attend, as are occasional basketball games.