| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Jimmy Smith knew it was real the first time he walked up the big hill to football practice, his 18-year-old lungs unable to find enough air. In the years that followed, the images of husky linemen, gasping on the sidelines, only confirmed the potency of...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:27 PM
A little more than a month into the season, Navy had lost to all three Football Bowl Subdivision opponents it had played, and the closest result in any of those beatings was 12-0 at home to San Jose State.
Then came a road game against Air Force,...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:53 AM
There are days when Navy wide receiver Brandon Turner wonders how he is still at the academy, his college football career winding down and graduation within sight.
Many of those who Turner started with at the Naval Academy Prep School five years ago are...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:27 PM
If anyone wants to nitpick at Navy's football success over the past decade, a starting point — and finish line — might be the team's record in bowl games.
Going into Saturday's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against Arizona State (7-5) at San...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Navy wide receiver Brandon Turner started off his senior year on a sour note. The team's leading pass-catcher in 2011 missed the season opener against Notre Dame and didn't start against Penn State after being suspended for failing his physical...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Rarely, if ever, will a game between a team with a modest 7-4 record and its 2-9 opponent be as meaningful as the one scheduled to play here at Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 8. Then again, this year's meeting between Navy and Army has more at stake than...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:00 PM
There are just a few days remaining before "America's Game," and Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo has some explaining to do.
The last time the Midshipmen were in the national spotlight, they were across the Atlantic Ocean being trampled in their...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Ken Niumatalolo noticed the Army guys looking askance as he wound his way through the Pentagon to attend a ceremony for his brother, an Army lieutenant colonel.
"I think they recognized me," said the Navy football coach, chuckling. "And I don't think...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Navy linebacker Brye French had never met Brendan Looney, only hearing stories about the former academy lacrosse star and his two brothers from longtime coach Richie Meade. Then one day during French's sophomore year, Meade told his team that the eldest...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Quarterbacks Trent Steelman and Keenan Reynolds will come into Saturday's Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia from nearly opposite directions.
The 113th meeting between the service academies will be Steelman's last game in a...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 4:42 PM
A reserve freshman quarterback on the Navy football team is in a Miami, Fla., hospital in critical condition after he was injured in a single-vehicle accident Thanksgiving night.
According to a report Sunday in the Annapolis Capital, Ralph Montalvo...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:45 PM
As the Navy football team returned to the practice field Monday in preparation for its Dec. 8 game against rival Army, Coach Ken Niumatalolo and his players were thinking about one of their own fighting for his life in a Miami hospital after being...