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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...

Robinette deserves nod from Biletnikoff Award

Robinette deserves nod from Biletnikoff Award

Attention Biletnikoff Award committee members: It’s not too late to add Air Force senior wide receiver Jalen Robinette to your watch list for the nation’s best wide receiver.My hunch is Fred Biletnikoff, the Florida State and Oakland Raiders great who is a member of both the...

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

Notre Dame history lesson on Army and Navy

Notre Dame history lesson on Army and Navy

Notre Dame returned to South Bend licking wounds from Saturday’s 28-27 loss to Navy in Jacksonville. Now the Irish regroup to play Army on Saturday in San Antonio. The games are a step back in time for more reasons than one.If Notre Dame (3-6) playing Navy (6-2) and Army (5-4)...

Air Force wins Commander in Chief Trophy

Air Force wins Commander in Chief Trophy

Air Force third-year starting seniors Weston Steelhammer, Jacobi Owens, Shayne Davern, Jalen Robinette and Colin Sander will fly home to Colorado Springs knowing they’ll return east for another important football visit in the spring.The Falcons (6-3) will visit the White House as...

Army FB Darnell Woolfolk finds many niches

Army FB Darnell Woolfolk finds many niches

We know fullbacks as football’s gritty down-in-the-dirt guys.For confirmation, look no further than last week’s Army highlights of a 21-13 win over Wake Forest. Fullback Darnell Woolfolk scored the game-clinching touchdown when he plowed a pile of bodies – Wake Forest defenders...

Air Force and Army opposite ends of records

Air Force and Army opposite ends of records

Air Force is 5-3 and disappointed.When the Falcons beat Navy a month ago, they were 4-0 and in the driver’s seat for the Commander-In-Chief ’s Trophy. But that was before they lost three straight, a skid they ended with a 31-21 win last week at Fresno State. ... Click here...

Army controls ball to beat Wake Forest

Army controls ball to beat Wake Forest

Army’s promising season-opening win over Temple means something again, thanks to a second-half comeback at Wake Forest.The Black Knights, who dropped three of four after their 3-0 start, controlled the ball for 35:57 to beat the Demon Deacons 21-13 Saturday in Winston-Salem. The...

Navy outscored by South Florida

Navy outscored by South Florida

This was supposed to be the year Houston ran away with the AAC and made a charge at a College Football Playoff berth. That seems so long ago.The AAC took another left turn when South Florida upset No. 22 Navy, 52-45, on Friday night in Tampa in a game that wasn’t as close as the...

Navy fullback inspired by his mother

Navy fullback inspired by his mother

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo blew the whistle for the first 2016 football practice on Aug. 3, but fullback Chris High’s breakout junior season began about a month earlier with a phone call from his mother.Cherryetta High, a single mother of three in Oklahoma City, called her oldest...