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Ohio States Thompson looks to Baggett of West Point for inspiration

Ohio States Thompson looks to Baggett of West Point for inspiration

Sam Thompson knows there is little he and his Ohio State basketball teammates can say to defend last season’s disappointment. Their only course of action is a turnaround season. “What happened last year is not acceptable,” he said. First, there was the season-long struggle that...

Kelly and Army seniors take last shot at Navy

Kelly and Army seniors take last shot at Navy

Best-selling author John Feinstein wrote in his 1997 book “Army vs. Navy, A Civil War” that the Army-Navy Game is classic everyone should see once in their life. Once you’ve crossed off that item on your bucket list, your left feeling gratified with the experience but later...

Army O Lineman Holland fits in as a top recruit at West Point

Army O Lineman Holland fits in as a top recruit at West Point

Army freshman offensive lineman Bryce Holland stands out as a Rivals 3-star recruit in preparation for his first Army-Navy Game on Dec. 13 in Baltimore. “I’m stoked,” Holland said. “I’ve heard about this game my whole life.” Over the years Rivals has been accused of upgrading...

Husar turns up standing tall at Air Force

Husar turns up standing tall at Air Force

If you want to make an argument for what’s missing from big-time college football recruiting, you could start with Michael Husar Jr. He’s the son of a Michigan 1988 All-Big Ten offensive lineman that played for Bo Schembechler, Michael Husar Sr. He’s a strong student that...

Carnegie play highlights Army season

Carnegie play highlights Army season

His play will stand as the highlight of Army’s 2014 season – unless, of course, the Black Knights manage an upset of Navy next month. Two weeks ago Army junior cornerback Chris Carnegie kept Army’s slim hopes for a bowl bid in 2014 with a 99-yard interception for a touchdown and...

Davern ready for first taste of Army rivalry

Davern ready for first taste of Army rivalry

Academy athletes play their first Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy with varying degrees of awareness. Some are legacies who grew up watching Army, Navy or Air Force battle alongside their father. They may not fully understand the intensity of the rivalry until they played in their...

Mays thrives with tutoring from high school coach

Mays thrives with tutoring from high school coach

Air Force senior cornerback Jordan Mays is at that stage in life when he’s mature enough to put teenage stubbornness behind him and openly admit his high school football coach was right. And the timing couldn’t be better for Mays and Sean Crocker, Mays’ head coach at Apex (N.C.)...

Giovannelli finds room in crowded Army backfield

Giovannelli finds room in crowded Army backfield

There didn’t appear to be much room in the Army’s triple-option backfield for Tony Giovannelli or time left in the West Point career of the senior running back as the 2014 season approached. The Black Knights featured two career 1,000-yard rushers with Raymond Maples and Terry...

Air Force and Griffin taking to the pass again

Air Force and Griffin taking to the pass again

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun did the heavy lifting to land Falcons starting tight end Garrett Griffin in the recruiting Class of 2012, but he had a head start, thanks to Hall of Fame coach coach Fisher DeBerry. DeBerry was still Air Force’s head coach in 2005 when Griffin...

Conant worked his turn at double duty

Conant worked his turn at double duty

The overworked expression for young football players is “waiting your turn” to climb the depth chart. Air Force senior kicker and punter Will Conant, who played as a freshman on the JV team and as a sophomore on the varsity not at all, uses another phrase. “You can...