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Navy plugs in another interchangeable part

Navy plugs in another interchangeable part

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s father Steve coached as a Navy assistant for 34 years from 1956 to 1989, but the Midshipmen's success with interchangeable parts makes you wonder if the influence of Steve’s son has spread to Annapolis. Bill Belichick’s Patriots are...

Honoring veterans and school volunteers

Honoring veterans and school volunteers

The upcoming Veteran's Day is a good time to remember one of my favorite stories in my career. I wrote it on U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jimmie E. Howard in 1992 for the San Diego Union-Tribune. The chance to be in the presence of a Medal of Honor recipient with his medal was...

This Air Force game is different for Army

This Air Force game is different for Army

Army’s players say preparing to face Air Force has been the same this year as for any other showdown in the coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy round-robin series that includes Navy.Yes, it’s true this year the Black Knights are 6-2 entering Saturday's game against the Falcons...

Another Hall of Fame tour for Bob Apisa

Another Hall of Fame tour for Bob Apisa

Bob Apisa’s Hall of Fame tour continues into 2018.The two-time All-American Michigan State fullback was named to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, the organization announced on Tuesday at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani that is hard by Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.His selection...

Navy enjoying success on field and the screen

Navy enjoying success on field and the screen

Navy outside linebacker D.J. Palmore notices new greetings around the Naval Academy campus. It’s not because he’s a senior captain putting up his usual numbers for a team on the fringe of earning a Top 25 ranking.It has to do with face time he’s receiving on TV. Not on...

Army rolls and Navy sails on opening night

Army rolls and Navy sails on opening night

Ignore the fact that Army’s 64-6 victory at home over Fordham fails to balance favorably on college football’s scales with Navy’s 42-19 win at Florida Atlantic in Friday night openers.Fordham is a Football Championship Subdivision member, Florida Atlantic a...

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross hopes history repeats itself this season, only in a different part of the country.A college team with a single returning starter on one side of the football seems destined to suffer a slow start to the season. Unless, as Navy demonstrated last year, we’re talking about...

Chip Kelly visits Annapolis

Chip Kelly visits Annapolis

The last two guys that need help running an option offense are Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo and offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper. This is their 10th season serving those roles in a golden era for Navy football.They’ve been working side-by-side in Annapolis longer than that....

Rollie Stichweh serving Army then and now

Rollie Stichweh serving Army then and now

History links Army football’s 1964 and 2016 wins over Navy as two of the more emotional triumphs in the rivalry’s 117 meetings. Although separated by a half-century-plus, Rollie Stichweh enjoyed a hand in both victories.First, he was West Point’s senior quarterback directing the...

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

San Diego State’s Steve Fisher sat before ESPN cameras on Christmas Day and was asked how his basketball team handled San Francisco’s new Princeton-style offense to win the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Dons Coach Kyle Smith brought the offense with him from his former Ivy...