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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...

Adam West and Navy ready for for bowl game

Adam West and Navy ready for for bowl game

This year’s college football bowl season buzz is suddenly about players skipping second-tier games to protect their NFL future.LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey both declared for the NFL Draft and subsequently announced they won’t...

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

It’s momentous for Army, Navy and Air Force to all earn bowl bids this season. It’s only the second time, and it points to Army rising to a level among Navy and Air Force to flirt with top-25 rankings.This picture of service-academy success is also marked by a dark historical...

Ahmad Bradshaw lives up to West Point promise

Ahmad Bradshaw lives up to West Point promise

Sometimes your best scouting report to predict the Army-Navy Game comes from the quarterback’s high school coach.In the 2015 spring drills, Army’s Ahmad Bradshaw emerged as the leading candidate for the starting job under center to open the season.Click here for the rest of my...

Tillman family story better than Snoop Dogg

Tillman family story better than Snoop Dogg

Let’s pretend for a moment we live in world that sells the steak instead of the sizzle.Pretend that an educational PBS show can draw better ratings than a TV reality series about the vapid Kardishians. ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports.com story

How Army can catch up to Navy and Air Force

How Army can catch up to Navy and Air Force

Army football’s steep tumble falling behind Navy and Air Force painfully includes a 14-game losing streak to the Midshipmen, but the holes to be filled have been obvious nearly 20 years.Since 1996, the last time the Black Knights won the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, Navy and Air...

Navy injuries add  twist to Army game

Navy injuries add twist to Army game

First the left foot. Then the right foot.It sounds like a dance, but it’s the season-ending injury report Navy has released for starting quarterback Will Worth (right foot) and starting slotback and team captain Toneo Gulley (left foot). The injuries were suffered on the same...

Air Force spoils Boise State title hopes

Air Force spoils Boise State title hopes

Boise State and the Mountain West Conference suffered more than one setback Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs when Air Force upset the No. 19-ranked Broncos 27-20.Boise State’s loss was another blow to the school’s national prestige that has been slipping as well as a hit to...

AAC West keeps Navy busy before Army game

AAC West keeps Navy busy before Army game

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Navy’s players celebrated like never before once they overwhelmed East Carolina 66-31 on Saturday afternoon and gathered in the visitors’ locker room beneath the stands of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.It was nothing new for them to sing “Anchors Aweigh,” the Naval...