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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...

Navy responds to Niumatalolo presence on sideline

Navy responds to Niumatalolo presence on sideline

Navy’s 44-28 win over Pitt was another NCAA record-setting day for quarterback Keenan Reynolds and a school record 11th victory this year, but there was a more significant takeaway from the Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumann.That was Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo’s presence...

Commander Niumatalolo can add to Navy legacy

Commander Niumatalolo can add to Navy legacy

Army has its Col. Earl “Red” Blaik, but Navy might now have its modern times answer with Ken Niumatalolo.Commander Niumatalolo? ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U story

West Point more than football to lieutenant Maples

West Point more than football to lieutenant Maples

Army West Point two-time 1,000-yard rusher Raymond Maples – now identified as Second Lieutenant Maples — watched his first Army-Navy Game as an alumnus last weekend.“It hurts a lot,” said Maples of Army’s 21-17 near-upset of No. 21-ranked Navy Saturday in Philadelphia. “I know...

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...