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Army copes with death of teammate

Army copes with death of teammate

It’s been said a strong Army football team is good for the country’s psyche. That may not be as true in the 21st century with the end of the draft two generations ago and 0.5 percent of Americans serving in the armed forces.The belief probably started with the World War II years....

Andrew King honors with inspired play

Andrew King honors with inspired play

Americans pause and remember 9/11 in many ways today, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the crash of a fourth plane in a Pennsylvania field.Army linebacker Andrew King’s method was a stirring...

Army returns home after signicant win

Army returns home after signicant win

A Youtube video making the Internet rounds features Rice offensive tackle Calvin Anderson solving a Rubik’s Cube — behind his back. It’s impressive, but it’ll be nothing if Jeff Monken solves the Rubik’s Cube that is Army football.The Black Knights’ third-year head coach is on...

Navy seniors made the cut

Navy seniors made the cut

The Navy football program sent out a draft-like Twitter post with a composite photo coinciding with the 2016 NFL Draft in late April. It featured head shots of Navy’s seniors about to graduate with this headline:ALL 32 SENIORS WERE SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND TO THE...

Army follows plan to upset Temple

Army follows plan to upset Temple

West Point requires plebes to answer every question with a “Yes, sir, yes, ma’am” or “No, sir, no, ma’am.” About the only words the cadets known in the civilian world as freshmen can add are “Beat Navy!”Well, those latter two words might roll off the tongue with a more...

Maybe Army should consider a conference

Maybe Army should consider a conference

Maybe it’s time for Army to look beyond its disastrous 1998 decision to join Conference USA. The Black Knights should follow, cough, cough, Navy’s lead.Four years ago the Midshipmen surprised the college football world when they announced they planned to join the Big...

Oregon RB Royce Freeman also Army fan

Oregon RB Royce Freeman also Army fan

The Army-Navy Game is America’s ultimate neutral football rivalry for fans other than those affiliated with the academies by service or bloodlines. Either way, the winning team features future officers committed to serve their country.Count Oregon All-American running back Royce...

Army hopes improving with quarterback play

Army hopes improving with quarterback play

Keenan Reynolds is gone to the NFL. The only Navy starting quarterback with four straight wins over Army was a sixth-round draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens and has his military commitment on hold.Does that mean Army finally has a chance to beat Navy? Can sophomore Chris Carter...

Middle key to Navy replacing 10 starters

Middle key to Navy replacing 10 starters

Football teams are built up the middle. That maxim is more commonly mentioned in baseball, but it’s as true on the gridiron as the diamond.That’s our starting point in an attempt to determine the non-quarterback keystone for Navy, which is trying to replenish an offense that lost...

Owens seeking third straight century season

Owens seeking third straight century season

Air Force senior Jacobi Owens’ back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons may not have earned preseason Heisman Trophy list mentions, but he is Air Force’s Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside.Mr. Inside ran for 1,092 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior fullback last year. The original Mr....