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Heisman Trophy trustees and voters blew it again

Heisman Trophy trustees and voters blew it again

Open letter to Heisman Trophy trustees James Corcoran and Brian D. Obergfell:This letter is for both of you, but I hope you share it with fellow trustees.Your 929 voters for the Heisman Trophy blew it. Again. Alabama running back Derrick Henry won based on a disturbing...

Latest Navy win over Army may be final one for Ken Niumatalolo

Latest Navy win over Army may be final one for Ken Niumatalolo

Many statistics can be used to describe Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and the Midshipmen’s 14th straight win over Army, but the mark that establishes Reynolds an immortal in the Army-Navy Game rivalry is 4-0.He is the first quarterback on either side of the rivalry to go...

Father provided Army LB King motivation to serve his country

Father provided Army LB King motivation to serve his country

Army West Point linebacker Andrew King eyes an offensive backfield with laser-focus, similar to Mike Singletary’s stare with the 1980s Chicago Bears. Not much gets past the Black Knights’ leading tackler.King’s knack for observation dates at least as far back to age 7 in the wake...

Edgar Allen Poe wants to write ending to Navy win streak

Edgar Allen Poe wants to write ending to Navy win streak

Edgar Allen Poe’s timeless line from “The Raven” portrays a bird driving the narrator mad. In another time, the literary genius might have written of a West Pointer driven nuts by Army’s current losing streak to Navy.Poe, most likely you are unaware, was a West Point Cadet until...

Bowl season begins with Army and Navy in Philadelphia

Bowl season begins with Army and Navy in Philadelphia

Various media outlets repeated the same omission on Sunday afternoon they make every year once the college football bowl matchups were announced.They left out what should be considered the kickoff game to the bowl season: The Army-Navy Game. This year’s 116th edition is Saturday...

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...

Boise State week replaces Army week and Navy week

Boise State week replaces Army week and Navy week

At the Air Force Academy, the football program and surrounding fan support take pride in the old cliché of taking it one game at a time.The Falcons say they are different than Army and Navy, where Cadets shout “Beat Navy” and Midshipmen yell “Beat Army” year-round until their...

 College football roundtable

College football roundtable

College football never fails to deliver, does it?Almost predictably at this point, we had another weekend full of great action, an upset or two and a few more crazy finishes. ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

Navy QB can break NCAA record if he follows orders

Navy QB can break NCAA record if he follows orders

Maybe this will be the week that Navy senior quarterback Keenan Reynolds breaks the NCAA career record for rushing touchdowns. It depends on whether the future Naval officer obeys head coach Ken Niumatalolo’s orders.Reynolds checked out of a called sneak sent in from the...

Brotherhood means more in service academy football

Brotherhood means more in service academy football

Brotherhood“Brotherhood” is a unity term many college football teams try to foster to account for the difference between a winning and losing season.Some team personalities, though, are unable to grasp the intangible element. At those schools, players throw it around too loosely....