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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...

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...

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...

West Point more than football to lieutenant Maples

West Point more than football to lieutenant Maples

Army West Point two-time 1,000-yard rusher Raymond Maples – now identified as Second Lieutenant Maples — watched his first Army-Navy Game as an alumnus last weekend.“It hurts a lot,” said Maples of Army’s 21-17 near-upset of No. 21-ranked Navy Saturday in Philadelphia. “I know...

Latest Navy win over Army may be final one for Ken Niumatalolo

Latest Navy win over Army may be final one for Ken Niumatalolo

Many statistics can be used to describe Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and the Midshipmen’s 14th straight win over Army, but the mark that establishes Reynolds an immortal in the Army-Navy Game rivalry is 4-0.He is the first quarterback on either side of the rivalry to go...

Father provided Army LB King motivation to serve his country

Father provided Army LB King motivation to serve his country

Army West Point linebacker Andrew King eyes an offensive backfield with laser-focus, similar to Mike Singletary’s stare with the 1980s Chicago Bears. Not much gets past the Black Knights’ leading tackler.King’s knack for observation dates at least as far back to age 7 in the wake...