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Air Force calls audible on Jalen Robinette

Air Force calls audible on Jalen Robinette

America’s favorite game and patriotism have always mixed well. In the post-9/11 world, the NFL, Army, Navy and Air Force are sacred football institutions across the land.But there is a limit to even to sacred institutions when taxpayer funds are involved. The issue is whether...

White House visit worthy of our attention

White House visit worthy of our attention

Air Force football visited the White House Tuesday because it won the coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in the rivalry with Army and Navy. If you missed reading or seeing video from your usual sports media outlets, you’re not alone.The ceremony with the president rarely, if...

Christian Poe trying to follow his brother Edgar

Christian Poe trying to follow his brother Edgar

Army entered its recent Black and Gold spring game hoping to develop an outside threat from its young and promising slotbacks. The results included a 61-yard touchdown run by rising sophomore Kell Walker.While the slot backs commanded attention, fourth-year head coach Jeff Monken...

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross hopes history repeats itself this season, only in a different part of the country.A college team with a single returning starter on one side of the football seems destined to suffer a slow start to the season. Unless, as Navy demonstrated last year, we’re talking about...

Chip Kelly visits Annapolis

Chip Kelly visits Annapolis

The last two guys that need help running an option offense are Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo and offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper. This is their 10th season serving those roles in a golden era for Navy football.They’ve been working side-by-side in Annapolis longer than that....

Army seeking third level in triple option

Army seeking third level in triple option

Army running backs stepping through the spring drills with added bounce are savoring this thought: The Black Knights broke through with an 8-5 record last year despite lacking a full “triple” in their triple-option offense.What if the Army manages to add more explosive plays from...

Rollie Stichweh serving Army then and now

Rollie Stichweh serving Army then and now

History links Army football’s 1964 and 2016 wins over Navy as two of the more emotional triumphs in the rivalry’s 117 meetings. Although separated by a half-century-plus, Rollie Stichweh enjoyed a hand in both victories.First, he was West Point’s senior quarterback directing the...

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

Fisher DeBerry received a special delivery one day six years ago. It was a box from the National Football Foundation. Inside were a commemorative football and a letter recognizing his election to the College Football Hall of Fame.The retired Air Force head coach of 23 seasons...

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

San Diego State’s Steve Fisher sat before ESPN cameras on Christmas Day and was asked how his basketball team handled San Francisco’s new Princeton-style offense to win the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Dons Coach Kyle Smith brought the offense with him from his former Ivy...

Ahmad Bradshaw breaks through with drama

Ahmad Bradshaw breaks through with drama

The reluctant Army quarterback propelled the Black Knights to their first bowl game in six years. And then for the dramatic finish to the story he scored the game-winning touchdown to end a 14-year losing streak to Navy.Ah, now that’s a compelling Hollywood script on Ahmad...