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Griffin returns to help Air Force in conference race

Griffin returns to help Air Force in conference race

Air Force tight end Garrett Griffin took the field for the Falcons’ season opener against Morgan State feeling good about himself and his team.He had put in the necessary off-season work preparing for the 2015 season, which, come to think of it, goes without saying with academy...

Air Force beats Army to turn focus to conference

Air Force beats Army to turn focus to conference

Air Force managed the first of two ways to put its 33-11 loss last month to Navy behind it. The Falcons beat Army West Point 20-3 Saturday in Colorado Springs to manage a split with its service academy rivals.But now that we’re nine contests into the season and Air Force (6-3,...

Army West Point can still salvage its season

Army West Point can still salvage its season

Army West Point needs an unlikely four-game winning streak to gain bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010. The Black Knights are already eliminated mathematically from posting their first regular-season winning record since a 10-2 mark in 1996.But this time of year, every...

Army and Air Force share service academy intensity

Army and Air Force share service academy intensity

College football fans understand the history of the Army-Navy rivalry. Fewer are aware of the Army-Air Force rivalry’s intensity in the round-robin series for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy between the service academies.Part of the reason is Army football has been down for so...

Air Force backup RB Driskell seizes the moment

Air Force backup RB Driskell seizes the moment

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity that might not come than have an opportunity come and not be prepared.” – Air Force third-team running back Bryan Driskell.Bryan Driskell says he lives by those words learned from his parents, Stancey and Ernestine Driskell. They...

Army West Point DT holding out for San Diego homecoming

Army West Point DT holding out for San Diego homecoming

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army West Point coach Jeff Monken met with his players as fall camp opened and discussed the upcoming season. He highlighted Army’s bowl tie-in with the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.“When he mentioned it, no one really reacted much,” said Army...

England original building block for Monken at Army West Point

England original building block for Monken at Army West Point

Every successful coach looks back with pride at the players that provided the foundation to building a program.If Army West Point football coach Jeff Monken succeeds at turning around the Black Knights, count on him someday mentioning Rhyan England among others. The sophomore...

Army West Point experiences tradition with first win

Army West Point experiences tradition with first win

A recent college football tradition since 9/11 has been Army, Navy or Air Force opponents standing with the service academy players as they sing their alma mater, win or lose.The Eastern Michigan players did so last weekend at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti despite falling to the...

Winless Army West Point takes mantra onto Eastern Michigan

Winless Army West Point takes mantra onto Eastern Michigan

A year ago New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick repeated curtly “we’re on to Cincinnati” answering questions following a 41-14 loss to Kansas City that dropped his team to 2-2. His monotone performance went viral.Belichick’s motivation was twofold for the eventual Super Bowl...

Brotherhood means more in service academy football

Brotherhood means more in service academy football

Brotherhood“Brotherhood” is a unity term many college football teams try to foster to account for the difference between a winning and losing season.Some team personalities, though, are unable to grasp the intangible element. At those schools, players throw it around too loosely....