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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....

NFF Football Matters story on Krah family

NFF Football Matters story on Krah family

Joanna Krah embraced the values her three sons and daughter gained running for the Durham Striders Track Club. She threw herself into supporting the youth organization as it traveled to local, state, regional and national meets.“The kids learned from an early age how to...

East Carolina needs time to work on losing streak

East Carolina needs time to work on losing streak

The damage Hurricane Matthew left behind over the weekend has provided East Carolina an unanticipated yet much-needed break from another swirling storm – a four-game losing streak.The reeling Pirates were scheduled to meet a hot Navy team that is coming off an upset of No. 6...

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

Timothy McVey makes his own name at Air Force

Timothy McVey makes his own name at Air Force

When Dave and Gina McVey’s second son was born in 1994, they named him Timothy.They, of course, had no way to know that eight months later an American traitor, a former Army soldier with a name that sounded the same but with the surname spelled differently, would carry out a...

Commander in Chief series opens this weekend

Commander in Chief series opens this weekend

We finally appear to have a three-team race for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy round-robin series, which opens this weekend. Navy plays Air Force on Saturday at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs.Army (3-1) has lagged behind Air Force (3-0) and Navy (3-0) this decade and the...

Andrew King honors with inspired play

Andrew King honors with inspired play

Americans pause and remember 9/11 in many ways today, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the crash of a fourth plane in a Pennsylvania field.Army linebacker Andrew King’s method was a stirring...

Navy seniors made the cut

Navy seniors made the cut

The Navy football program sent out a draft-like Twitter post with a composite photo coinciding with the 2016 NFL Draft in late April. It featured head shots of Navy’s seniors about to graduate with this headline:ALL 32 SENIORS WERE SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND TO THE...

Maybe Army should consider a conference

Maybe Army should consider a conference

Maybe it’s time for Army to look beyond its disastrous 1998 decision to join Conference USA. The Black Knights should follow, cough, cough, Navy’s lead.Four years ago the Midshipmen surprised the college football world when they announced they planned to join the Big...

Hawaii coaching tree is sprouting

Hawaii coaching tree is sprouting

Miami – Ohio, not Florida – once widely enjoyed a college football reputation as the “Cradle of Coaches.”That was especially true in the 1970s, when three perennial national title contenders were directed by former Miami head coaches: Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, who was Miami’s...