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Doctor Bonds contributes beyond football career

Doctor Bonds contributes beyond football career

This time of year that rare Army, Navy or Air Force football player whose name is called in the NFL Draft brings unique attention to his program’s talent level. After all, it’s takes more than athletic skill to be drafted out of a service academy.There are hitches involved....

More to Navy recruiting than season record

More to Navy recruiting than season record

Navy football finished its best season in 52 years with an 11-2 record and a No. 18 national ranking. Quarterback Keenan Reynolds finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy and was an NFL draft pick.Sounds like the Midshipmen set themselves up to cash in on a recruiting bonanza.Well,...

Army quarterback competition will continue

Army quarterback competition will continue

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...

Army wrapping up spring football

Army wrapping up spring football

College football is about to enter hibernation until fall camps open in late July and early August, but first we have one more spring game to play. Fittingly, Army is involved.The Army-Navy Game is annually finishes the regular season. The Black Knights play their spring contest...

Edgar Allan Poe developing as Army play maker

Edgar Allan Poe developing as Army play maker

The last time we heard from Edgar Poe, the Army West Point wide receiver promised the Black Knights would play Navy tougher than people expected. Then he jump-started a near-upset of the Midshipmen’s best team in a half-century.He returned the game’s first punt 50 yards to the...

Navy lacks experience that led Midshipmen last year

Navy lacks experience that led Midshipmen last year

A year ago Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo scratched the final three spring drills of the 15 that the NCAA permits. He judged his veteran team ready.Why risk injuries? Why not allow them more time for their heavy academic loads? ... Click here for the rest of my Today's U...

Fatigues but not fatigue for Army hoops

Fatigues but not fatigue for Army hoops

One ongoing college basketball storyline this season has been Duke’s six-man rotation. Might fatigue overtake head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s team?Publicly, the West Point graduate who led Army to the 1969 NIT semifinals can’t scoff at the idea of college-aged athletes suffering...

Minato anything but retiring at West Point

Minato anything but retiring at West Point

Many men’s and women’s players enjoyed recent Senior Day recognitions now that the postseason is upon us. But who has their number retired on Senior Night?That happened at Army West Point’s Senior Night on Feb. 24 at Christl Arena. The academy unveiled Kelsey Minato’s No. 5...

Truck driver father drives to see sons play

Truck driver father drives to see sons play

My Football Matters story for the National Football Foundation* * *Imagine the pride Steve Rochell feels rumbling down the nation’s interstates at the wheel of his 18-wheel semi-tractor trailer on weekends he’s delivering to a destination near a college football game that...

Service academies outperform recruiting rankings

Service academies outperform recruiting rankings

Before we break down recruiting classes at Navy, Air Force and Army, some perspective is needed.It takes three to four years to judge a recruiting class at all schools, and it’s especially true with the overachievers that service academies attract.First of all, let’s note that...