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Navy enjoying success on field and the screen

Navy enjoying success on field and the screen

Navy outside linebacker D.J. Palmore notices new greetings around the Naval Academy campus. It’s not because he’s a senior captain putting up his usual numbers for a team on the fringe of earning a Top 25 ranking.It has to do with face time he’s receiving on TV. Not on...

Air Force calls audible on Jalen Robinette

Air Force calls audible on Jalen Robinette

America’s favorite game and patriotism have always mixed well. In the post-9/11 world, the NFL, Army, Navy and Air Force are sacred football institutions across the land.But there is a limit to even to sacred institutions when taxpayer funds are involved. The issue is whether...

White House visit worthy of our attention

White House visit worthy of our attention

Air Force football visited the White House Tuesday because it won the coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in the rivalry with Army and Navy. If you missed reading or seeing video from your usual sports media outlets, you’re not alone.The ceremony with the president rarely, if...

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross hopes history repeats itself this season, only in a different part of the country.A college team with a single returning starter on one side of the football seems destined to suffer a slow start to the season. Unless, as Navy demonstrated last year, we’re talking about...

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

Fisher DeBerry received a special delivery one day six years ago. It was a box from the National Football Foundation. Inside were a commemorative football and a letter recognizing his election to the College Football Hall of Fame.The retired Air Force head coach of 23 seasons...

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

San Diego State’s Steve Fisher sat before ESPN cameras on Christmas Day and was asked how his basketball team handled San Francisco’s new Princeton-style offense to win the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Dons Coach Kyle Smith brought the offense with him from his former Ivy...

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

It’s momentous for Army, Navy and Air Force to all earn bowl bids this season. It’s only the second time, and it points to Army rising to a level among Navy and Air Force to flirt with top-25 rankings.This picture of service-academy success is also marked by a dark historical...

How Army can catch up to Navy and Air Force

How Army can catch up to Navy and Air Force

Army football’s steep tumble falling behind Navy and Air Force painfully includes a 14-game losing streak to the Midshipmen, but the holes to be filled have been obvious nearly 20 years.Since 1996, the last time the Black Knights won the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, Navy and Air...

Air Force spoils Boise State title hopes

Air Force spoils Boise State title hopes

Boise State and the Mountain West Conference suffered more than one setback Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs when Air Force upset the No. 19-ranked Broncos 27-20.Boise State’s loss was another blow to the school’s national prestige that has been slipping as well as a hit to...

Robinette deserves nod from Biletnikoff Award

Robinette deserves nod from Biletnikoff Award

Attention Biletnikoff Award committee members: It’s not too late to add Air Force senior wide receiver Jalen Robinette to your watch list for the nation’s best wide receiver.My hunch is Fred Biletnikoff, the Florida State and Oakland Raiders great who is a member of both the...