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The Son also Rises for Army and Shafer Swann

The Son also Rises for Army and Shafer Swann

Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann’s football career at USC and with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers has taken him to his sport’s grandest stages. Swann has one Rose Bowl win and four Super Bowl victories. He has crisscrossed the continent to venerable stadiums from the Orange Bowl to...

West Point was first dream for Byers

West Point was first dream for Byers

The 21st-century Army football recruit is attracted to West Point by more than the opportunity to play Division I football. There is the value of an Ivy League-caliber education without accumulating college loan debt and a desire to serve his country. The 9/11 terrorists...

Army recruit with new view of rivalry

Army recruit with new view of rivalry

For as long as Trey Ratliff can remember, the week of the Army-Navy Game was the time of year when the phone at home rings nightly. The calls for his father are from old Army teammates and friends. And the phone continues ringing until the Army-Navy Game is played. William...

McNary provides NFL and Army advertising they cant buy

McNary provides NFL and Army advertising they cant buy

A USAA commercial aired during the 2013 football season that featured three service academy alums — Army’s Collin Mooney, Navy’s Eric Kettani and Air Force’s Chad Hall — that have served their country as military veterans and now NFL players.They “took the road less traveled,” as...

Anderson hopes to add to Army list in NFL

Anderson hopes to add to Army list in NFL

A USAA commercial aired throughout the 2013 football season featured three service academy alums – Army’s Collin Mooney, Navy’s Eric Kettani and Air Force’s Chad Hall – that have served their country and landed jobs in the NFL. They “took they road less traveled,” as they put it...

Donahue and Tomey embrace Army and Navy

Donahue and Tomey embrace Army and Navy

In the heavily biased regional world of college football, fans heatedly believe their backyard brawl is the grandest rivalry of them all.Terry Donahue and Dick Tomey are Western-bred coaches that have learned upon retirement from coaching to re-think their...

Army provided Baggett with challenge he wanted

Army provided Baggett with challenge he wanted

The University of Pennsylvania assistant football coach recruiting Terry Baggett knew the prolific running back from Chicago Whitney Young wanted more from college than football when he sat in the family’s living room and delivered his pitch. The coach made a smart chess...

Armys Maples hopes to script happy ending to his Philadelphia Story

Armys Maples hopes to script happy ending to his Philadelphia Story

By Tom Shanahan GoBlackKnights.com Senior Writer     Scene 1: Lincoln Financial Field, Dec. 8, 2012 The ultimate Philadelphia Story an academy football player hailing from the City of Brotherly Love can write is to claim the MVP award upon winning the...

West Point accountability includes fumbles

West Point accountability includes fumbles

Everyone watching wondered what happened when Army coughed up the football on a hand-off from quarterback Trent Steelman to fullback Larry Dixon in the final minute of last year's Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Black Knights were just 14 yards...

Hal Hunter enjoys San Diego homecoming

Hal Hunter enjoys San Diego homecoming

Everyone associated with college football knows San Diego is a gold mine for recruiters, and the level of talent ranges from four-star prospects to a plethora of tweeners and overachievers that prove scouts wrong.So it's common for a San Diego high school alum to return home to...