Seventeen Naval Academy seniors have ensured their place in academy lore for a land assault that captured four West Point mascots on the eve of last year's Army-Navy game.
Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk and Army counterpart Eugene "Boo" Corrigan disappeared from the Army-Navy press luncheon for about 45 minutes on Dec. 2 in Philadelphia. Turns out they were meeting with a representative from the United Services Automobile Association in a club suite overlooking Lincoln Financial Field.
Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will play host to the 116th Army-Navy game this Saturday. It will mark the 86th year that Philly has hosted the contest with Franklin Field, Municipal Stadium (renamed JFK Stadium) and Veterans Stadium serving as previous venues.
On Saturday the Midshipmen of Navy will be trying to secure the Commander in Chief's Trophy and extend the longest winning streak in the oldest, most storied, most glorious rivalry in collegiate sports.
Chris Swain has been an impressive physical specimen since the day he arrived in Annapolis. When Navy football coaches saw Swain's rare combination of size, speed and power, they knew he could be a special fullback.
Quincy Adams' Navy football career could have turned out much differently had he responded to adversity in a different way his sophomore season.
Both Bills wore the same dour face Sunday, seeming unimpressed by the spa treatment offered at an Annapolis dog wash. The academy's newest mascots, Bills XXXV and XXXVI, were washed with whitening shampoo and blow dried to prepare for a national television audience on Saturday, the Army-Navy 2015 rivalry game.
Navy brass guest stars in the latest academy spirit video, a Star Wars spoof released Sunday, about two weeks before the Army-Navy rivalry football game.
Five years ago, DeBrandon Sanders wasn't sure if he'd realize his dream of playing major college football. Sanders was a 5-foot-7 running back who answered to "Bug,'' the nickname given to him by his grandmother. Recruiters were not hustling to Itta Bena, Mississippi to offer "Bug'' a scholarship.
Hearing players and coaches conduct interviews at the annual Army-Navy press luncheon has been like listening to a broken record for at least the past decade.
ESPN clearly does not want Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds to win the fan voting for the Heisman Trophy. That is the only explanatiion for why the self-proclaimed "worldwide leader" removed Reynolds from the ballot.
Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo has been mentioned prominently by multiple media outlets as a candidate for the vacancy at Brigham Young University.
Keenan Reynolds has fond memories of the Army-Navy game, and understandably so. Reynolds has started three times against the archrival and is unbeaten, playing a prominent role in each of the wins.
With the annual Army-Navy football game just a few weeks away, CBS Sunday Morning devoted one of its "Almanac" segments Sunday to the history of the rivalry.