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Navy plugs in a new backfield

Navy plugs in a new backfield

If Navy running backs were graded by NFL scouts, they would be judged as system players. It’s a back-handed compliment often handed out to “system” quarterbacks to devalue their draft stock.But in the Navy triple-option, it’s not necessarily criticism. The system is designed to...

Durant overstates going to war in NBA

Durant overstates going to war in NBA

Memo to NBA multi-millionaire Kevin Durant:Your comment that you “went to war” with your Oklahoma City teammates was an unfortunate choice of words to announce your decision to join the Golden State Warriors in “The Players’ Tribune.” ... Click here for the rest of my...

Army and Air Force hope to gain QB edge

Army and Air Force hope to gain QB edge

Navy is the Alabama of service academy football. The Midshipmen have visited the White House 10 of the last 13 years as winners of the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. They reload rather than rebuild.However, since football starts with the quarterback, might a door open for Air Force...

Navy pitcher Gillingham could level field

Navy pitcher Gillingham could level field

RALEIGH, N.C. — A week ago the U.S. Naval Academy graduated 1,076 newly commissioned officers. They tossed their hats in the air, according to tradition, and were off on 30 days leave before they report for duty.There are exceptions to the rule, and six of them are playing...

Doctor Bonds contributes beyond football career

Doctor Bonds contributes beyond football career

This time of year that rare Army, Navy or Air Force football player whose name is called in the NFL Draft brings unique attention to his program’s talent level. After all, it’s takes more than athletic skill to be drafted out of a service academy.There are hitches involved....

More to Navy recruiting than season record

More to Navy recruiting than season record

Navy football finished its best season in 52 years with an 11-2 record and a No. 18 national ranking. Quarterback Keenan Reynolds finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy and was an NFL draft pick.Sounds like the Midshipmen set themselves up to cash in on a recruiting bonanza.Well,...

Army quarterback competition will continue

Army quarterback competition will continue

One key takeaway from the Army football spring game is that the quarterback competition will continue into fall camp. Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Carter turned in strong springs, although Carter may have gained an edge with improved passing.The Black defeated the Gold 56-38 in a...

Army wrapping up spring football

Army wrapping up spring football

College football is about to enter hibernation until fall camps open in late July and early August, but first we have one more spring game to play. Fittingly, Army is involved.The Army-Navy Game is annually finishes the regular season. The Black Knights play their spring contest...

Edgar Allan Poe developing as Army play maker

Edgar Allan Poe developing as Army play maker

The last time we heard from Edgar Poe, the Army West Point wide receiver promised the Black Knights would play Navy tougher than people expected. Then he jump-started a near-upset of the Midshipmen’s best team in a half-century.He returned the game’s first punt 50 yards to the...

Navy lacks experience that led Midshipmen last year

Navy lacks experience that led Midshipmen last year

A year ago Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo scratched the final three spring drills of the 15 that the NCAA permits. He judged his veteran team ready.Why risk injuries? Why not allow them more time for their heavy academic loads? ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U...