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West Point was first dream for Byers

West Point was first dream for Byers

The 21st-century Army football recruit is attracted to West Point by more than the opportunity to play Division I football. There is the value of an Ivy League-caliber education without accumulating college loan debt and a desire to serve his country. The 9/11 terrorists...

American New Era academy recruits

American New Era academy recruits

College football coaches typically express equal amounts frustration and respect as they prepare their teams to face Army, Navy or Air Force.The frustration is directed at defending the confounding triple-option offense that the service academies utilize to compete against...

Army recruit with new view of rivalry

Army recruit with new view of rivalry

For as long as Trey Ratliff can remember, the week of the Army-Navy Game was the time of year when the phone at home rings nightly. The calls for his father are from old Army teammates and friends. And the phone continues ringing until the Army-Navy Game is played. William...

McNary provides NFL and Army advertising they cant buy

McNary provides NFL and Army advertising they cant buy

A USAA commercial aired during the 2013 football season that featured three service academy alums — Army’s Collin Mooney, Navy’s Eric Kettani and Air Force’s Chad Hall — that have served their country as military veterans and now NFL players.They “took the road less traveled,” as...

Anderson hopes to add to Army list in NFL

Anderson hopes to add to Army list in NFL

A USAA commercial aired throughout the 2013 football season featured three service academy alums – Army’s Collin Mooney, Navy’s Eric Kettani and Air Force’s Chad Hall – that have served their country and landed jobs in the NFL. They “took they road less traveled,” as they put it...

Army provided Baggett with challenge he wanted

Army provided Baggett with challenge he wanted

The University of Pennsylvania assistant football coach recruiting Terry Baggett knew the prolific running back from Chicago Whitney Young wanted more from college than football when he sat in the family’s living room and delivered his pitch. The coach made a smart chess...

Armys Maples hopes to script happy ending to his Philadelphia Story

Armys Maples hopes to script happy ending to his Philadelphia Story

By Tom Shanahan GoBlackKnights.com Senior Writer     Scene 1: Lincoln Financial Field, Dec. 8, 2012 The ultimate Philadelphia Story an academy football player hailing from the City of Brotherly Love can write is to claim the MVP award upon winning the...

West Point accountability includes fumbles

West Point accountability includes fumbles

Everyone watching wondered what happened when Army coughed up the football on a hand-off from quarterback Trent Steelman to fullback Larry Dixon in the final minute of last year's Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Black Knights were just 14 yards...