Playing a game that both teams were unsure would ever happen because of the U.S. government shutdown, the Midshipmen overcame a slow start offensively and a sloppy start defensively to beat Air Force 28-10, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
In the months after the read-option took the NFL by storm, defensive coaches around the league became hell-bent on eradicating it, hoping to make the read-option go the way of the Wildcat and other near-extinct schemes.
Academy life is a little easier for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds as he begins his sophomore year. The adjustment from being away from home, the transition to a more rigorous academic workload and getting accustomed to the off-field responsibility of a midshipman have become routine for Reynolds.
Especially since the 6-foot-1, 335-pound third-round draft pick recorded his first NFL sack against elusive Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, a former top overall pick of the draft and Heisman Trophy winner who won a national championship at Auburn.
The second-round draft pick out of Kansas State is bespectacled, soft-spoken and cultivates a professorial look off the field as he frequently wears a tie, slacks and dress shoes. When he has the time, Brown, 23, can be found playing the piano or whipping up his favorite meal of salmon and sweet potatoes.
After 60 years in the ACC, one of the conference's original members, Maryland, will make its long-anticipated exit at the end of this upcoming academic calendar year. The Terps will be joining Rutgers in making a move to the Big Ten.
By By Coley Harvey and Michael Casagrande and Tribune Newspapers
Williams is a former Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Texas who abruptly retired following the 2011 season with the Ravens, ending his NFL career by rushing for 444 yards and two touchdowns as the primary backup to Pro Bowl runner Ray Rice.
The Ravens have done well in the past taking calculated gambles on players with legal issues. That includes former NFL Defensive Player of the Year outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, who was facing an felony aggravated assault case in Arizona when the Ravens drafted him 10th overall in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft. The case was later dismissed.
Surrounded by a huge scrum of reporters at the NFL scouting combine, Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te'o acknowledged embarrassment after saying he was duped into a hoax involving a nonexistent girlfriend.
The Ravens earned a trip to Super Bowl XLVII with a satisfying win Sunday over the New England Patriots. They'll play the San Francisco 49ers, with coaches John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh meeting in the first brother-against-brother match-up in Super Bowl history.
J.O. "Bo" Coppedge, a former Navy football player and wrestler who ran Navy's athletic department from 1968 until his retirement in 1988, died Wednesday night -- less than three days before the Midshipmen were scheduled to play Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.
Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata indicated he hasn't been fined by the NFL at this point for a roughing the passer infraction stemming from his crushing hit on Washington Redskins star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.