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West Point career grades out at Waldorf Astoria

West Point career grades out at Waldorf Astoria

The journey toward Terry’s Baggett’s collegefootball denouement began with a recruiting pitch from a Penn assistant coach angled to favor the Philadelphia Ivy League school at the expense of West Point.Instead, the Chicago Whitney Young running back felt challenged to learn more...

Looking back at Coach K and early lesson learned at Jenison

Looking back at Coach K and early lesson learned at Jenison

The first time I saw Mike Krzyzewski coaching was 40 years ago, but I was unaware at the time.Nobody on a fateful Jan. 4, 1975 afternoon at Michigan State's Jenison Fieldhouse was aware remotely how to spell or pronounce his name unless they were an Army basketball fan in the...

Army D lineman Drummond relished opportunity at Medal of Honor Bowl

Army D lineman Drummond relished opportunity at Medal of Honor Bowl

Army defensive lineman Joe Drummond sat with rapt attention as the coaching staff for the Medal of Honor Bowl Game addressed college football all-stars selected for the game that serves a scouting tool.The coaches for the exhibition played on Jan. 10 in Charleston, S.C., included...

True American baseball and war hero passes away

True American baseball and war hero passes away

My guess is most young readers are unaware of Jerry Coleman, who passed away Sunday in San Diego at age 89. The decorated war hero and baseball legend succumbed to complications from a head injury suffered from a fall in December.Coleman’s lengthy career as a baseball player and...

A West Point officer a Big Rapids coach and Army football

A West Point officer a Big Rapids coach and Army football

No annual sports event is bigger to a West Point or Annapolis graduate than the Army-Navy Game with its unique pageantry and history that is played for the 115th time on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. For retired U.S. Army Colonel Rick Steinke, a Big Rapids High...

Stichweh delivers Army message half century later

Stichweh delivers Army message half century later

Old Army quarterbacks never die. They just keep thinking of how they can contribute to beating Navy. Rollie Stichweh is an old Army quarterback from a half-century ago, and to borrow from Gen. Douglas MacArthur, thoughts of how to beat Navy never die. His 1963 Army team came up...

Ohio States Thompson looks to Baggett of West Point for inspiration

Ohio States Thompson looks to Baggett of West Point for inspiration

Sam Thompson knows there is little he and his Ohio State basketball teammates can say to defend last season’s disappointment. Their only course of action is a turnaround season. “What happened last year is not acceptable,” he said. First, there was the season-long struggle that...

Kelly and Army seniors take last shot at Navy

Kelly and Army seniors take last shot at Navy

Best-selling author John Feinstein wrote in his 1997 book “Army vs. Navy, A Civil War” that the Army-Navy Game is classic everyone should see once in their life. Once you’ve crossed off that item on your bucket list, your left feeling gratified with the experience but later...

Army O Lineman Holland fits in as a top recruit at West Point

Army O Lineman Holland fits in as a top recruit at West Point

Army freshman offensive lineman Bryce Holland stands out as a Rivals 3-star recruit in preparation for his first Army-Navy Game on Dec. 13 in Baltimore. “I’m stoked,” Holland said. “I’ve heard about this game my whole life.” Over the years Rivals has been accused of upgrading...

Carnegie play highlights Army season

Carnegie play highlights Army season

His play will stand as the highlight of Army’s 2014 season – unless, of course, the Black Knights manage an upset of Navy next month. Two weeks ago Army junior cornerback Chris Carnegie kept Army’s slim hopes for a bowl bid in 2014 with a 99-yard interception for a touchdown and...