Maybe Army should consider a conference
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Maybe Army should consider a conference

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on the Black Knights benefiting from joining a conference

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Maybe it’s time for Army to look beyond its disastrous 1998 decision to join Conference USA. The Black Knights should follow, cough, cough, Navy’s lead.

Four years ago the Midshipmen surprised the college football world when they announced they planned to join the Big East Conference in football (the other sports have remained in the Patriot League). It was a headline-grabbing story, although Air Force has long succeeded as a service academy in the Western Athletic Conference and the Mountain West Conference. ... 


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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

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