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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...

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...