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Edgar Allen Poe wants to write ending to Navy win streak

Edgar Allen Poe wants to write ending to Navy win streak

Edgar Allen Poe’s timeless line from “The Raven” portrays a bird driving the narrator mad. In another time, the literary genius might have written of a West Pointer driven nuts by Army’s current losing streak to Navy.Poe, most likely you are unaware, was a West Point Cadet until...

Bowl season begins with Army and Navy in Philadelphia

Bowl season begins with Army and Navy in Philadelphia

Various media outlets repeated the same omission on Sunday afternoon they make every year once the college football bowl matchups were announced.They left out what should be considered the kickoff game to the bowl season: The Army-Navy Game. This year’s 116th edition is Saturday...

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...

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 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...

Winless Army West Point takes mantra onto Eastern Michigan

Winless Army West Point takes mantra onto Eastern Michigan

A year ago New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick repeated curtly “we’re on to Cincinnati” answering questions following a 41-14 loss to Kansas City that dropped his team to 2-2. His monotone performance went viral.Belichick’s motivation was twofold for the eventual Super Bowl...

Brotherhood means more in service academy football

Brotherhood means more in service academy football

Brotherhood“Brotherhood” is a unity term many college football teams try to foster to account for the difference between a winning and losing season.Some team personalities, though, are unable to grasp the intangible element. At those schools, players throw it around too loosely....

Air Force deserves national stage to rival Army and Navy

Air Force deserves national stage to rival Army and Navy

A couple years ago I asked Air Force coach Troy Calhoun if the Falcons’ mid-season rivalry games with Army and Navy deserved a larger stage.After all, Air Force has taken home the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy’s 20 times since 1982 compared to a combined total of 13 for Army (four)...

Former QB provides TE balance for Army West Point

Former QB provides TE balance for Army West Point

Army West Point opened another fall camp seeking a leader to provide some balance to its triple-option offense. In other words, the Black Knights are again unsettled at quarterback.And it’s no coincidence Army is trying to snap streaks of five years without a winning season or...

Remembering Jerry Coleman on Memorial Day weekend

Remembering Jerry Coleman on Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is a time to honor those that died serving their country, but the weekend also is a good time to remember Marine Corps pilot Jerry Coleman, the only Major League Baseball veteran to fly combat missions in World War II and Korea.If you're thinking I'm...