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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...

Navy plugs in a new backfield

Navy plugs in a new backfield

If Navy running backs were graded by NFL scouts, they would be judged as system players. It’s a back-handed compliment often handed out to “system” quarterbacks to devalue their draft stock.But in the Navy triple-option, it’s not necessarily criticism. The system is designed to...

Durant overstates going to war in NBA

Durant overstates going to war in NBA

Memo to NBA multi-millionaire Kevin Durant:Your comment that you “went to war” with your Oklahoma City teammates was an unfortunate choice of words to announce your decision to join the Golden State Warriors in “The Players’ Tribune.” ... Click here for the rest of my...

Navy pitcher Gillingham could level field

Navy pitcher Gillingham could level field

RALEIGH, N.C. — A week ago the U.S. Naval Academy graduated 1,076 newly commissioned officers. They tossed their hats in the air, according to tradition, and were off on 30 days leave before they report for duty.There are exceptions to the rule, and six of them are playing...

NCAA rewards NC State as tournament host

NCAA rewards NC State as tournament host

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina State’s baseball team is proving as resilient as Elliott “Mongoose” Avent, the Wolfpack head coach who killed a poisonous copperhead snake after it bit him and his is puppy on an evening walk a month ago.Avent and his players sweated out a...

More to Navy recruiting than season record

More to Navy recruiting than season record

Navy football finished its best season in 52 years with an 11-2 record and a No. 18 national ranking. Quarterback Keenan Reynolds finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy and was an NFL draft pick.Sounds like the Midshipmen set themselves up to cash in on a recruiting bonanza.Well,...

Service academies outperform recruiting rankings

Service academies outperform recruiting rankings

Before we break down recruiting classes at Navy, Air Force and Army, some perspective is needed.It takes three to four years to judge a recruiting class at all schools, and it’s especially true with the overachievers that service academies attract.First of all, let’s note that...

Navy faces most difficult QB transition since Staubach

Navy faces most difficult QB transition since Staubach

Now that college football has moved on from crowning Alabama as national champion and we await spring football followed by the 2016 fall season, Navy faces its most daunting quarterback replacement task in a half-century.How do you replace a third-team All-American pick who...