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Air Force deserves national stage to rival Army and Navy

Air Force deserves national stage to rival Army and Navy

A couple years ago I asked Air Force coach Troy Calhoun if the Falcons’ mid-season rivalry games with Army and Navy deserved a larger stage.After all, Air Force has taken home the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy’s 20 times since 1982 compared to a combined total of 13 for Army (four)...

Hillside teammates at Navy and JMU give back

Hillside teammates at Navy and JMU give back

DURHAM, N.C. -- Myer Krah and Vad Lee, Durham Hillside teammates and long-time friends, shared a heartfelt desire to pay back their community for a high school experience they say launched their promising futures.Krah, a Navy outside linebacker, and Lee, a James Madison...

Krah springs into new role on Navy defense

Krah springs into new role on Navy defense

Antonio King’s reaction to Navy’s spring football experiment moving Myer Krah from the secondary to an outside linebacker role known as “striker” was full support. “That’s basically the position he played for us,” said King, the head coach at Durham (N.C.) Hillside, where...

Cardona joins elite company as Navy draft pick

Cardona joins elite company as Navy draft pick

Navy long-snapper Joe Cardona now shares a distinction with two Naval Academy Heisman Trophy winners and another prominent Heisman candidate. The Midshipman is an NFL draft pick. The New England Patriots selected Cardona in the fifth round on the third and final day of the...

Navy family enjoys San Diego homecoming

Navy family enjoys San Diego homecoming

Navy defensive end Paul Quessenberry, a legacy whose father graduated from the Naval Academy in 1980, is finishing off his college career about as well as it can be scripted. The 6-foot-2, 251-pound senior two-year starter from Carlsbad’s La Costa Canyon in suburban San Diego...

A West Point officer a Big Rapids coach and Army football

A West Point officer a Big Rapids coach and Army football

No annual sports event is bigger to a West Point or Annapolis graduate than the Army-Navy Game with its unique pageantry and history that is played for the 115th time on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. For retired U.S. Army Colonel Rick Steinke, a Big Rapids High...

Stichweh delivers Army message half century later

Stichweh delivers Army message half century later

Old Army quarterbacks never die. They just keep thinking of how they can contribute to beating Navy. Rollie Stichweh is an old Army quarterback from a half-century ago, and to borrow from Gen. Douglas MacArthur, thoughts of how to beat Navy never die. His 1963 Army team came up...

American New Era academy recruits

American New Era academy recruits

College football coaches typically express equal amounts frustration and respect as they prepare their teams to face Army, Navy or Air Force.The frustration is directed at defending the confounding triple-option offense that the service academies utilize to compete against...

West Point accountability includes fumbles

West Point accountability includes fumbles

Everyone watching wondered what happened when Army coughed up the football on a hand-off from quarterback Trent Steelman to fullback Larry Dixon in the final minute of last year's Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Black Knights were just 14 yards...

Hal Hunter enjoys San Diego homecoming

Hal Hunter enjoys San Diego homecoming

Everyone associated with college football knows San Diego is a gold mine for recruiters, and the level of talent ranges from four-star prospects to a plethora of tweeners and overachievers that prove scouts wrong.So it's common for a San Diego high school alum to return home to...