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Army ghost of Patton appeared at halftime

Army ghost of Patton appeared at halftime

The last time we saw Army coach Jeff Monken on TV was two weeks ago in a halftime sideline interview with CBS’s Tina Cervasio. He was angry over Black Knights’ play and said he planned to let them know it in the locker room. It was as if the ghost of World War II hero Gen....

Army and Navy always live up to expectations

Army and Navy always live up to expectations

The Army-Navy Game never disappoints.That’s what two of us told the other as three old friends from Big Rapids, Mi., gathered from our places in the world for the 119th Army-Navy Game Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. One flew in from Germany, one drove from...

Christiansen explains how the players feel

Christiansen explains how the players feel

We all watch the Army-Navy Game with respect for players on the field, not to mention the Cadets and Midshipmen in the stands. They’re committed to a volunteer military that accounts for only 0.4 percent of our nation's population. And if you’ve attended the game -- as I have...

Army receives and delivers push at right time

Army receives and delivers push at right time

One good push in the back from Army fullback Andy Davidson deserves another.Davidson drew praise from the CBS broadcasters Ben Holden and Jay Feely for pushing quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw in the back on key short-yardage plays that helped the Black Knights beat Duke last week,...