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AAC trailing major conferences in NCAA bids

AAC trailing major conferences in NCAA bids

The American Athletic Conference each week pointed to examples of football success to argue for the AAC’s involvement in a Power 6 along with the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12.The reasons are debatable, but the conference can make a stronger case of...

Navy and Temple coaches ruled AAC over Herman

Navy and Temple coaches ruled AAC over Herman

Temple’s Matt Ruhle is young enough that he may leave when the time is right, but give the 41-year-old head coach credit for returning to the Owls and guiding the Philadelphia school to a second straight AAC East football title.Navy’s  is still young enough at 51 to move on...

Tillman one of many seniors to fill ranks

Tillman one of many seniors to fill ranks

Navy’s Jamir Tillman should have felt the weight of the world like an elephant jumped on his shoulders coming into this season. He was the offense’s only returning starter from a team that finished 11-2 and ranked No. 18 in the nation.Imagine that leadership responsibility at...

Tillman and Navy enjoy AAC title chase

Tillman and Navy enjoy AAC title chase

Questions four years ago are no longer debatable over the wisdom of Navy football joining a conference for the first time in its history, which dates back to the late 19th century. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Navy controls destiny in AAC West

Navy controls destiny in AAC West

Navy quarterback Will Worth led the No. 24-ranked Midshipmen past Memphis on Saturday, 42-28, with 201 yards rushing and 286 total yards. That was his encore to 115 yards rushing and 191 total yards to beat Houston.If he’s this good, how talented was Tago Smith? ... Click...

Navy faces a tough stretch starting with Memphis

Navy faces a tough stretch starting with Memphis

Navy upset the defending AAC champion Houston two weeks ago at a time when the Cougars were unbeaten and ranked No. 6 in the nation. Houston was the only AAC team to beat Navy a year ago.The Midshipmen are ranked No. 24 by AP and No. 25 by USA Today, marking the first...

East Carolina expands borders west

East Carolina expands borders west

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina is broader than eastern North Carolina’s boundaries from I-95 to the Atlantic Ocean.That’s one realization new head coach Scottie Montgomery made after he spent the offseason traveling the state to meet fans. He’s completed preseason planning and...

Power surge lifts East Carolina in postseason

Power surge lifts East Carolina in postseason

East Carolina’s baseball team warmed up for NCAA post-season play in what would be an odd way for any sport but baseball. The Pirates lost two straight for a quick exit from the American Athletic Conference Tournament.They have responded by winning four straight NCAA games on the...