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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...

Ahmad Bradshaw breaks through with drama

Ahmad Bradshaw breaks through with drama

The reluctant Army quarterback propelled the Black Knights to their first bowl game in six years. And then for the dramatic finish to the story he scored the game-winning touchdown to end a 14-year losing streak to Navy.Ah, now that’s a compelling Hollywood script on Ahmad...

Adam West and Navy ready for for bowl game

Adam West and Navy ready for for bowl game

This year’s college football bowl season buzz is suddenly about players skipping second-tier games to protect their NFL future.LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey both declared for the NFL Draft and subsequently announced they won’t...

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

It’s momentous for Army, Navy and Air Force to all earn bowl bids this season. It’s only the second time, and it points to Army rising to a level among Navy and Air Force to flirt with top-25 rankings.This picture of service-academy success is also marked by a dark historical...

BYU helped two servings of San Diego bowls

BYU helped two servings of San Diego bowls

San Diego’s Holiday Bowl can thank Brigham Young for its early success, rapid growth and pronounced stature in its 39th year. Now, San Diego is able to pay back BYU at a time when the Cougars need San Diego as much as San Diego needed the school in olden days.The early Holiday...

Shortsighted Heisman failed to promote future

Shortsighted Heisman failed to promote future

Dear Heisman Trophy trustees:You blew it. Again.Do you realize the challenge football faces these days with declining numbers at youth levels due to parents concerned about the safety of the game? ... Click here for the rest of my FanRagSports.com story

Ahmad Bradshaw lives up to West Point promise

Ahmad Bradshaw lives up to West Point promise

Sometimes your best scouting report to predict the Army-Navy Game comes from the quarterback’s high school coach.In the 2015 spring drills, Army’s Ahmad Bradshaw emerged as the leading candidate for the starting job under center to open the season.Click here for the rest of my...