Most of them were in kindergarten or first grade the last time this happened. So, excuse the seniors on the 2016 Navy football team if they appeared dumbfounded. All around them, gray-coated Army cadets vaulted out of the stands at M&T Bank Stadium to celebrate the impossible. Army had just beaten Navy for the first time since 2001, outlasting the Midshipmen in a topsy-turvy 117th edition of the great rivalry game.
The Georgetown men's basketball team removed any potential drama down the stretch against a second straight winless opponent from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, overwhelming Coppin State early for a 96-44 victory Wednesday night.
Before the first period was over, Washington lost three forwards. It didn't stop the Capitals, who managed a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night thanks to Jay Beagle's goal with 5:11 remaining in the third period.
Feature on Broadneck's Ali'i Niumatalolo, an All-Metro linebacker and son of Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo who has committed to Boise State but will defer for two years to complete his mission as a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints.
This year's Army-Navy Classic (presented by USAA) will be Dec. 13 at M&T Bank Stadium, and that was the site of the luncheon Wednesday. But the representation was as one-sided as the football rivalry has been over the past 12 years.
The junior linebacker played a key role in the No. 2 Bruins' 28-25 victory over Anne Arundel County rival and 10th-ranked Meade on Friday to keep Broadneck in first place in the county and in the Class 4A East region.
In some ways, losing to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes, 34-17, before a pro-Buckeye crowd of over 57,000 at M&T Bank Stadium should help the Midshipmen focus on their next opponent and the rest of their season. But Saturday's game at Temple could be even more difficult for Niumatalolo and his staff.
After a promising start that saw the Midshipmen take a 1-point lead into the second half before a pro-Buckeye crowd of 57,579 at M&T Bank Stadium, fifth-ranked Ohio State wore down Navy to take a 34-17 win back to Columbus.