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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...

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,...