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Fatigues but not fatigue for Army hoops

Fatigues but not fatigue for Army hoops

One ongoing college basketball storyline this season has been Duke’s six-man rotation. Might fatigue overtake head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team?Publicly, the West Point graduate who led Army to the 1969 NIT semifinals can’t scoff at the idea of college-aged athletes suffering...

Minato anything but retiring at West Point

Minato anything but retiring at West Point

Many men’s and women’s players enjoyed recent Senior Day recognitions now that the postseason is upon us. But who has their number retired on Senior Night?That happened at Army West Point’s Senior Night on Feb. 24 at Christl Arena. The academy unveiled Kelsey Minato’s No. 5...

Truck driver father drives to see sons play

Truck driver father drives to see sons play

Imagine the pride Steve Rochell feels rumbling down the nation’s interstates driving his 18-wheel semi-tractor trailer to deliver at a destination near a college football game featuring one of his two sons.“I live the year for those 12 weeks of the football season,” said Steve,...

Service academies outperform recruiting rankings

Service academies outperform recruiting rankings

Before we break down recruiting classes at Navy, Air Force and Army, some perspective is needed.It takes three to four years to judge a recruiting class at all schools, and it’s especially true with the overachievers that service academies attract.First of all, let’s note that...

Former OL still giving back to West Point

Former OL still giving back to West Point

William Ratliff last played offensive tackle as an Army West Point senior in 1987. He was an infantry 1st Lieutenant during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq in 1991. By 2008, he retired after 20 years as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Calvary.All these years later Ratliff continues...

Army West Point waiting for changes to pay off

Army West Point waiting for changes to pay off

It’s not all doom and gloom on the Hudson River for the Army West Point Black Knights.I say that despite a 2-10 record last year, despite the Black Knights having missed a bowl game for the fifth straight year and 18th time in the last 20 seasons. Despite having been swept by Air...

Navy faces most difficult QB transition since Staubach

Navy faces most difficult QB transition since Staubach

Now that college football has moved on from crowning Alabama as national champion and we await spring football followed by the 2016 fall season, Navy faces its most daunting quarterback replacement task in a half-century.How do you replace a third-team All-American pick who...

Goff leads Cal past Air Force with record day

Goff leads Cal past Air Force with record day

Cal added to its first winning season in three years under head coach Sonny Dykes, and it was the program’s first bowl appearance since a 7-6 mark in 2011. That appearance was won because of an explosive performance from quarterback Jared Goff.The Bears (8-5) traded...

Rochell measures up in Air Force career

Rochell measures up in Air Force career

Air Force senior left offensive tackle Matt Rochell will make his 39th straight start with one final chance to demonstrate he measures up against Power 5 school recruits.The Falcons (8-5) face Cal (7-5) of the Pac-12 on Tuesday in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon...

Navy responds to Niumatalolo presence on sideline

Navy responds to Niumatalolo presence on sideline

Navy’s 44-28 win over Pitt was another NCAA record-setting day for quarterback Keenan Reynolds and a school record 11th victory this year, but there was a more significant takeaway from the Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumann.That was Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo’s presence...