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Air Force calls audible on Jalen Robinette

Air Force calls audible on Jalen Robinette

America’s favorite game and patriotism have always mixed well. In the post-9/11 world, the NFL, Army, Navy and Air Force are sacred football institutions across the land.But there is a limit to even to sacred institutions when taxpayer funds are involved. The issue is whether...

Rollie Stichweh serving Army then and now

Rollie Stichweh serving Army then and now

History links Army football’s 1964 and 2016 wins over Navy as two of the more emotional triumphs in the rivalry’s 117 meetings. Although separated by a half-century-plus, Rollie Stichweh enjoyed a hand in both victories.First, he was West Point’s senior quarterback directing the...

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

It’s momentous for Army, Navy and Air Force to all earn bowl bids this season. It’s only the second time, and it points to Army rising to a level among Navy and Air Force to flirt with top-25 rankings.This picture of service-academy success is also marked by a dark historical...

How Army can catch up to Navy and Air Force

How Army can catch up to Navy and Air Force

Army football’s steep tumble falling behind Navy and Air Force painfully includes a 14-game losing streak to the Midshipmen, but the holes to be filled have been obvious nearly 20 years.Since 1996, the last time the Black Knights won the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, Navy and Air...

Notre Dame history lesson on Army and Navy

Notre Dame history lesson on Army and Navy

Notre Dame returned to South Bend licking wounds from Saturday’s 28-27 loss to Navy in Jacksonville. Now the Irish regroup to play Army on Saturday in San Antonio. The games are a step back in time for more reasons than one.If Notre Dame (3-6) playing Navy (6-2) and Army (5-4)...

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...

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...