| Sep 10, 2011
| 8:35 PM
Coach Ken Niumatalolo was not all smiles after Navy's 40-14 win over Western Kentucky at Houchens-Smith Stadium on Saturday night.
In fact, he was in tears.
Late in the second quarter, his senior slotback Aaron Santiago went down with an arm injury on...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 4:58 PM
As a senior in high school outside Pittsburgh, Ed Malinowski was the quarterback on an undefeated team. His parents were both English teachers. So when he entered the Naval Academy during his plebe summer in 1998, he wasn't thinking much beyond playing...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:19 PM
After his football team opened the 2011 season with a 40-17 win over Delaware last Saturday in Annapolis, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo was beaming.
Niumatalolo could not have been more proud of a quarterback, senior Kriss Proctor, who rushed for 176...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Steve Johns joined the Navy coaching staff as inside linebackers coach in 2008, the year Ken Niumatalolo became head coach. It was a year the Midshipmen had two new starters at inside linebacker, juniors Ross Pospisil and Tony Haberer.
| Sep 3, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Navy's opponents might consider throwing out most of the tapes of the past two seasons when figuring out how to stop the Midshipmen and their vaunted triple option offense. What Ricky Dobbs did, however spectacular the former quarterback was during his...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Most of the current Navy starters were not on the field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium the last time the Midshipmen played Delaware. That was in 2009, when the home team turned a three-point lead early in the fourth quarter into a deceptive 35-18...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:56 PM
Jabaree Tuani had seen enough.
As another play by the scout-team offense had found another hole in Navy's first-team defense, the senior defensive end stomped around like an old-time wrestler, spit flying to punctuate his frustration.
Watching from a...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Even before his senior year of high school began, Mason Graham knew that he wanted to play football at Navy. But Jabaree Tuani, Graham's teammate at Brentwood Academy outside Nashville, Tenn., wasn't sold on making the same military commitment. As much as...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Seth "Buzz" Phillips was about to turn 40, living with his first wife and their two sons in Naples, Fla., when a recruiting postcard from the Navy chaplain corps arrived. Recalling the results of an aptitude test he had taken as a student at Penn State...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Ken Niumatalolo has often said during his four seasons as Navy's head coach that developing leadership skills is more important for his players than winning football games. It was hard to tell during Niumatalolo's first three years whether the...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:38 PM
For much of the first three quarters Saturday against East Carolina, Navy seemed to repeat a month-long struggle with pass defense by turning Pirates quarterback Dominique Davis into a NCAA record-breaker.
For a good chunk of the fourth quarter at Navy-...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 6:29 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — There was no talk about the end of Navy’s two-game winning streak over Notre Dame, or of the recent stretch of dominance by the Midshipmen that included three victories in four years over the Fighting Irish after decades...