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AAC trailing major conferences in NCAA bids

AAC trailing major conferences in NCAA bids

The American Athletic Conference each week pointed to examples of football success to argue for the AAC’s involvement in a Power 6 along with the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12.The reasons are debatable, but the conference can make a stronger case of...

Navy and Temple coaches ruled AAC over Herman

Navy and Temple coaches ruled AAC over Herman

Temple’s Matt Ruhle is young enough that he may leave when the time is right, but give the 41-year-old head coach credit for returning to the Owls and guiding the Philadelphia school to a second straight AAC East football title.Navy’s  is still young enough at 51 to move on...

Bonner makes most of Navy opportunity

Bonner makes most of Navy opportunity

Darryl Bonner’s underdog tale is the latest “Rudy”-like story that often has played out at Navy. Similar stories over the years take place at Army and Air Force, too.That’s what makes academy football a special opportunity for undersized athletes with the hearts of overachievers....

Navy upsets Houston and playoff picture

Navy upsets Houston and playoff picture

Houston is out, and the Power Five schools are glad about that. Louisville is closer to narrowing the long odds of being in, and the Big 12 and the Pac-12 are worried about that.The Group of Five feels worse. It is demoralized. Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Houston poised to make noise in Texas

Houston poised to make noise in Texas

Houston Coach Tom Herman’s recruiting pitch, particularly in the state of Texas, is already a solid one.The first-year coach no doubt has highlighted a 2015 season that features national rankings, an AAC title and a 12-1 record. That’s a pretty picture compared to unranked Texas...

Houston welcomes back Greg Ward in win over Navy

Houston welcomes back Greg Ward in win over Navy

Houston won a big game over Navy to set up a bigger date next week. Navy lost a big game, but nevertheless awaits a bigger affair in two weeks.Let me explain how this unique AAC West Division showdown bolstered Houston’s season but didn’t leave Navy empty-handed following the...

Houston needed more from beating Cincinnati

Houston needed more from beating Cincinnati

Houston remained unbeaten and on course for its collision with Memphis next week. But first-year coach Tom Herman’s team needed more than a 33-30 win Saturday over Cincinnati to remain topical.We’ll know by Tuesday evening if the Cougars hurt their standing of No. 25 standing –...

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...