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Navy controls destiny in AAC West

Navy controls destiny in AAC West

Navy quarterback Will Worth led the No. 24-ranked Midshipmen past Memphis on Saturday, 42-28, with 201 yards rushing and 286 total yards. That was his encore to 115 yards rushing and 191 total yards to beat Houston.If he’s this good, how talented was Tago Smith? ... Click...

Army offensive lineman enjoying extra semester

Army offensive lineman enjoying extra semester

Army offensive lineman Justin Gilbert’s knee injury two years ago seemed to come at such a bad time.The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder had started 12 games as a sophomore in 2013. That made him a key building block for new head coach Jeff Monken to launch his rebuilding program in 2014....

Navy faces a tough stretch starting with Memphis

Navy faces a tough stretch starting with Memphis

Navy upset the defending AAC champion Houston two weeks ago at a time when the Cougars were unbeaten and ranked No. 6 in the nation. Houston was the only AAC team to beat Navy a year ago.The Midshipmen are ranked No. 24 by AP and No. 25 by USA Today, marking the first...

Bonner makes most of Navy opportunity

Bonner makes most of Navy opportunity

Darryl Bonner’s underdog tale is the latest “Rudy”-like story that often has played out at Navy. Similar stories over the years take place at Army and Air Force, too.That’s what makes academy football a special opportunity for undersized athletes with the hearts of overachievers....

Air Force gives up home game and loses at Cotton Bowl

Air Force gives up home game and loses at Cotton Bowl

The wide-open flatlands of Texas make it easy to find places to land a plane. The Lone Star State numbers six Air Force bases spanning from Dyess AFB in Abilene to Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls.Believe it or not, that’s why Air Force gave up a Mountain West Conference home game...

Navy upsets Houston and playoff picture

Navy upsets Houston and playoff picture

Houston is out, and the Power Five schools are glad about that. Louisville is closer to narrowing the long odds of being in, and the Big 12 and the Pac-12 are worried about that.The Group of Five feels worse. It is demoralized. Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Army playing for memory of teammate

Army playing for memory of teammate

Army senior safety Xavier Moss says the Black Knights take the field each week with added inspiration. They play for the memory of teammate Brandon Jackson.Army is wearing No. 28 helmet stickers to honor Jackson. He was a sophomore starting cornerback from nearby Queens, N.Y.,...

Timothy McVey makes his own name at Air Force

Timothy McVey makes his own name at Air Force

When Dave and Gina McVey’s second son was born in 1994, they named him Timothy.They, of course, had no way to know that eight months later an American traitor, a former Army soldier with a name that sounded the same but with the surname spelled differently, would carry out a...

Commander in Chief series opens this weekend

Commander in Chief series opens this weekend

We finally appear to have a three-team race for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy round-robin series, which opens this weekend. Navy plays Air Force on Saturday at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs.Army (3-1) has lagged behind Air Force (3-0) and Navy (3-0) this decade and the...

Army offense on the run with unlikely candidate

Army offense on the run with unlikely candidate

College football fans who tuned out Army – it’s a big club, due to five straight losing seasons topped by a 2-10 disaster in 2015 – must look at this year’s 3-0 start and guess the Black Knights landed a top fullback recruit.Through three games, sophomore Andy Davidson leads the...