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McCoy leading from fullback room to end zone

McCoy leading from fullback room to end zone

By TOM SHANAHAN Sandon McCoy is playing his fourth Army football season. He’s a “Firstie” in West Point vernacular –a senior. In other words, hard work is nothing new. So, let his first quote to me sink in when the Black Knights fullback describes fall camp. “I haven’t seen...

West joins Alota in revered San Diego club

West joins Alota in revered San Diego club

By TOM SHANAHAN San Diego high school football’s vast talent pool has formed over the years select clubs at the next levels. The four Heisman Trophy winners have been the most recognized, Marcus Allen, Lincoln and USC; the late Rashaan Salaam, La Jolla Country Day and Colorado;...

Academy football can rescue college season

Academy football can rescue college season

The 2020 college football season already has been trimmed due the COVID-19 pandemic, and it may eventually be canceled in its entirety. If so, the Army-Navy Game has been raised as one to preserve among all others.The Army-Navy Game, reserved as the only kickoff on the last...

Fisher DeBerry sends kids to camp with audible

Fisher DeBerry sends kids to camp with audible

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the 2020 college football season, but it’s not stopping Fisher DeBerry, Air Force’s retired coach, from calling an audible.The 82-year-old coach, a College Football Hall of Famer, has been forced to join the virtual world. If that’s what it takes...

Navy and Notre Dame adapt series to  the times

Navy and Notre Dame adapt series to the times

By TOM SHANAHAN The Notre Dame-Navy rivalry endured World War II interruptions to American life, but the COVID-19 pandemic continues to linger above the 2020 college football season. The clout of the deadly virus can still cancel or abbreviates schedules. The Irish and...

Charlotte Touchdown Club award gets it right

Charlotte Touchdown Club award gets it right

#AFAN (Air Force/Army/Navy) stories: My series is about more than academy football players. These stories are about future officers selflessly committed to serving their country during a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are only 0.5 percent Americans making up the...

Sanders happy to be away for holidays again

Sanders happy to be away for holidays again

#AFAN (Air Force/Army/Navy) stories: My series is about more than academy football players. These stories are about future officers selflessly committed to serving their country during a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are only 0.5 percent Americans making up the...

Perry worthy of attention Reynolds earned

Perry worthy of attention Reynolds earned

Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry put on a performance for the ages in the 120th edition of the Army-Navy Game, the grandest rivalry in college sports, rushing for 304 yards and two touchdowns last week to lead Navy’s 31-7 victory. If some retrospect can be allowed, maybe he...

Hopkins soldiers on without accepting excuses

Hopkins soldiers on without accepting excuses

#AFAN (Air Force/Army/Navy) stories: My series is about more than academy football players. These stories are about future officers selflessly committed to serving their country during a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are only 0.5 percent Americans making up the...

West Point linked and inspired their careers

West Point linked and inspired their careers

#AFAN (Air Force/Army/Navy) stories: My series is about more than academy football players. These stories are about future officers selflessly committed to serving their country during a seemingly endless war on terrorism. There are only 0.5 percent Americans making up the...