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Bradshaw escapes Chicago for life at West Point

Bradshaw escapes Chicago for life at West Point

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw spent his summer taking classes, fulfilling military training and working on his game at the West Point campus. He was a long way from home, the violent streets of Chicago’s South Side.Here’s what he missed from June 11 to July 11 in the South Side...

West Point opportunity spans generations and wars

West Point opportunity spans generations and wars

Captain Mike Krzyzewski (U.S. Army retired) and Army West Point plebe Ahmad Bradshaw are separated by a couple generations and wars spanning decades, but the past and present Black Knights share more in common than their Chicago roots. Someone convinced them...

Another West Point influence on Okafor

Another West Point influence on Okafor

College basketball fans understand the West Point leadership influence upon Duke basketball through Capt. Mike Krzyzewski (U.S. Army retired), a West Point graduate, former Army basketball player and head coach and the 35th-year general of the Blue Devils. But another strong...

Okafor takes team game from Chicago to Duke

Okafor takes team game from Chicago to Duke

Jahlil Okafor’s basketball identity grows nationally with each televised game the Duke freshman plays, but it is still basically this simple: He’s the big kid projected as the first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. Similarly, Okafor arrived at Chicago’s Whitney Young High four...

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...