Army quarterback competition will continue
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Army quarterback competition will continue

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Black Knights' spring game

Photo: Chris Carter

One key takeaway from the Army football spring game is that the quarterback competition will continue into fall camp. Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Carter turned in strong springs, although Carter may have gained an edge with improved passing.

The Black defeated the Gold 56-38 in a modified offense (Black) vs. defense (Gold) scrimmage with an unconventional scoring system Saturday at Michie Stadium. As an example of the scoring system, linebacker Gibby Gibson scored 12 points for the defense when he gathered up a loose ball on an errant pitch from No. 3 quarterback Matthew Kaufmann and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."