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Air Force still playing for a bowl game

Air Force still playing for a bowl game

Air Force’s season goals start with winning the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy and claiming the Mountain West Conference title. The Falcons lost two of their first three games this season, but they were encouraging losses that seemed to leave their goals within reach. Coaches don’t...

This Air Force game is different for Army

This Air Force game is different for Army

Army’s players say preparing to face Air Force has been the same this year as for any other showdown in the coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy round-robin series that includes Navy.Yes, it’s true this year the Black Knights are 6-2 entering Saturday's game against the Falcons...

Air Force kicker applies more than his leg

Air Force kicker applies more than his leg

We know the long-standing stereotypes of a kicker. They’re the least athletic players on a football roster. They’re the guys that shop at the same clothing stores as the rest us. They’re not tough enough to be real football players.But what are we to make of kickers at a service...

Navy enjoying success on field and the screen

Navy enjoying success on field and the screen

Navy outside linebacker D.J. Palmore notices new greetings around the Naval Academy campus. It’s not because he’s a senior captain putting up his usual numbers for a team on the fringe of earning a Top 25 ranking.It has to do with face time he’s receiving on TV. Not on...

Air Force calls audible on Jalen Robinette

Air Force calls audible on Jalen Robinette

America’s favorite game and patriotism have always mixed well. In the post-9/11 world, the NFL, Army, Navy and Air Force are sacred football institutions across the land.But there is a limit to even to sacred institutions when taxpayer funds are involved. The issue is whether...

White House visit worthy of our attention

White House visit worthy of our attention

Air Force football visited the White House Tuesday because it won the coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in the rivalry with Army and Navy. If you missed reading or seeing video from your usual sports media outlets, you’re not alone.The ceremony with the president rarely, if...

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross one and only for Air Force defense

Grant Ross hopes history repeats itself this season, only in a different part of the country.A college team with a single returning starter on one side of the football seems destined to suffer a slow start to the season. Unless, as Navy demonstrated last year, we’re talking about...

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

DeBerry provided service academy blueprint

Fisher DeBerry received a special delivery one day six years ago. It was a box from the National Football Foundation. Inside were a commemorative football and a letter recognizing his election to the College Football Hall of Fame.The retired Air Force head coach of 23 seasons...

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

Service Academy hoops teams trying to rebound

San Diego State’s Steve Fisher sat before ESPN cameras on Christmas Day and was asked how his basketball team handled San Francisco’s new Princeton-style offense to win the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Dons Coach Kyle Smith brought the offense with him from his former Ivy...

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

Three academy bowl teams overlap with history

It’s momentous for Army, Navy and Air Force to all earn bowl bids this season. It’s only the second time, and it points to Army rising to a level among Navy and Air Force to flirt with top-25 rankings.This picture of service-academy success is also marked by a dark historical...