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Ladipo season at Air Force lasts longer than some Big Ten and MAC schools

Ladipo season at Air Force lasts longer than some Big Ten and MAC schools

Six Big Ten schools possess losing records one victory shy of bowl eligibility: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Rutgers and Purdue.Six Mid-American schools are in the same position with one regular-season game to play: Ball State, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Kent State,...

Air Force bounces Boise on the blue carpet

Air Force bounces Boise on the blue carpet

Fisher DeBerry either went to bed late Friday night a happy man or dozed off and will wake up Saturday morning to news that will delight him.Air Force’s College Football Hall of Famer returned home to his native roots in South Carolina upon retiring following the 2006 season and...

Boise State week replaces Army week and Navy week

Boise State week replaces Army week and Navy week

At the Air Force Academy, the football program and surrounding fan support take pride in the old cliché of taking it one game at a time.The Falcons say they are different than Army and Navy, where Cadets shout “Beat Navy” and Midshipmen yell “Beat Army” year-round until their...

Navy QB can break NCAA record if he follows orders

Navy QB can break NCAA record if he follows orders

Maybe this will be the week that Navy senior quarterback Keenan Reynolds breaks the NCAA career record for rushing touchdowns. It depends on whether the future Naval officer obeys head coach Ken Niumatalolo’s orders.Reynolds checked out of a called sneak sent in from the...

Griffin returns to help Air Force in conference race

Griffin returns to help Air Force in conference race

Air Force tight end Garrett Griffin took the field for the Falcons’ season opener against Morgan State feeling good about himself and his team.He had put in the necessary off-season work preparing for the 2015 season, which, come to think of it, goes without saying with academy...

Air Force beats Army to turn focus to conference

Air Force beats Army to turn focus to conference

Air Force managed the first of two ways to put its 33-11 loss last month to Navy behind it. The Falcons beat Army West Point 20-3 Saturday in Colorado Springs to manage a split with its service academy rivals.But now that we’re nine contests into the season and Air Force (6-3,...

Army West Point can still salvage its season

Army West Point can still salvage its season

Army West Point needs an unlikely four-game winning streak to gain bowl eligibility for the first time since 2010. The Black Knights are already eliminated mathematically from posting their first regular-season winning record since a 10-2 mark in 1996.But this time of year, every...

Army and Air Force share service academy intensity

Army and Air Force share service academy intensity

College football fans understand the history of the Army-Navy rivalry. Fewer are aware of the Army-Air Force rivalry’s intensity in the round-robin series for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy between the service academies.Part of the reason is Army football has been down for so...

Air Force backup RB Driskell seizes the moment

Air Force backup RB Driskell seizes the moment

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity that might not come than have an opportunity come and not be prepared.” – Air Force third-team running back Bryan Driskell.Bryan Driskell says he lives by those words learned from his parents, Stancey and Ernestine Driskell. They...

Army West Point DT holding out for San Diego homecoming

Army West Point DT holding out for San Diego homecoming

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army West Point coach Jeff Monken met with his players as fall camp opened and discussed the upcoming season. He highlighted Army’s bowl tie-in with the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.“When he mentioned it, no one really reacted much,” said Army...