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World War II vets looking forward to get-together at Chase Field

Navy veteran Ken Caraway served on a tanker during World War II, fueling mine sweeps. He remembers going ashore at Hiroshima, Japan, not long after they dropped the bomb. He remembers the nearly complete destruction, and the frightening tour of the few buildings still standing, an area hospital -- "so many people in the hospital, some of them turning green from the radiation...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

An in-depth analysis of the Miami Dolphins defense (and its coaches) since 2012

When talking about the game of football, one must realize that it goes beyond the head coach. You might have the biggest name out there but if he doesn’t have good assistant coaches, there is only so much that he can accomplish. On the flip side, you can have a guy who isn’t the big name but with great assistants, he can accomplish so much more and find greater success. During...
Via cover32 - Dolphins
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Academy Football Returns to the Chopping Block

With the U.S. government's completely sensible and totally worthwhile shutdown rolling into its second week the football teams at the nation's five service academies are facing another round of uncertainty. Army and Air Force, who used private funding to travel to Navy and Boston College last weekend, are both hosting home games Saturday and should be safe until they...
Via Double Coverage Football
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Next on the Shutdown Chopping Block: Service Academy Football

First they came for the Center for Disease Control,  And I didn't speak out because I hadn't survived a zombie apocalypse. Then they came for the Smithsonian, And I didn't speak out because I wasn't vacationing in Washington. Then they came for the National Parks, And I didn't speak out because I don't have a tent.  Then they came for service...
Via Double Coverage Football
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Government Shutdown Threatening to Mess With College Football Games

Since the government could not agree on a budget it appears that it will be 'shutting down.' It will not be literally shutting down of course. There will still be essential services that will be available. Things like passports can still be had; they will just cost more. However, it does look like it might hit people where it counts--college football. It's...
Via FatManWriting
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Merchant Marine Tops Coast Guard, Keeps Secretaries' Cup

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy overcame a host of special teams issues and four turnovers to top Coast Guard 27-20 in Division III's best rivalry game Saturday, behind a monster game from QB Matthew McDaniels. McDaniels, the reigning ECAC Division III and Liberty League Offensive Player of the Week, rushed for a game high 245 yards and 3 TDs to pace the Mariners option attack...
Via Double Coverage Football
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Terrorist Beware. Rugby Player on Board. #NeverForget

A friend of mine tagged me when he posted this picture on Facebook today. I couldn't help, but smile when I looked at it; not because of the terrible acts that occurred on that fateful day, but because of the bravery, courage, and fearless attitude that was displayed by many that day and everyday since. This picture hold a little importance for me and many others because...
Via FatManWriting
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

RBS 6 Nations: Recapping the Action From Round 4

Round 5 of the 6 Nations tournament kicks off today. If I had paid better attention in class at the Merchant Marine Academy I would still remember how to figure out the whole time change thing because maybe the next round of action has begun. Either way, if it has or if it hasn't, here are recaps of the action on the pitch last weekend. Scotland 18 Wales 28, March 9, 2013...
Via FatManWriting
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Devaney Center's days coming to end

It's the end of an era for the house that cigarettes built. The Devaney Sports Center will host its last college basketball game Wednesday night when Nebraska plays Minnesota, ending a 37-year run as the home of the Cornhuskers. After a $20 million facelift, it will reopen in the fall as the women's volleyball venue. The basketball teams, which moved into a new practice...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Ed DeChellis enjoying the challenge of rebuilding Navy program

(Credit: Navy Athletics) When Ed DeChellis became head coach at his alma mater, Penn State, in 2003 one would have surmised that he had landed his dream job. And while DeChellis did have success with the Nittany Lions — a NIT postseason tournament title in 2009 and the program’s first NCAA berth in ten years in 2011, the 1982 Penn State grad left to take over a struggling program...
Via College Chalktalk
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

DC's Week 5 Picks

THE PICKS Ole Miss Rebels at #1 Alabama Crimson Tide Brendan’s Pick: Barring an unprecedented slip up or collapse it's pretty obvious Alabama isn't losing a game this season, unless LSU manages to top them at home, but this might be their biggest mismatch of the season. Texas had their way with the Rebels' defense and the Tide will do the same. Expect...
Via Double Coverage Football
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The dozens: 12 stats you should know entering the 2012-13 season

With 345 Division I teams (a number which changes annually), college basketball is a stats-geek heaven. Here are 12 to monitor in the upcoming season. Have one of your own? Leave it in the comments. 6.99: Percent of opponent possessions which ended in a steal for Virginia Commonwealth's freshman Briante Weber. Essentially, once every fourteen times an opponent brought the...
Via Run the Floor
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Sherman and Philbin reunite in Miami

MIAMI (AP) -- Joe Philbin was once hired by Mike Sherman in Green Bay. On Friday, Philbin returned the favor. The new coach of the Miami Dolphins hired Sherman as offensive coordinator on Friday, also adding Kevin Coyle as the team's defensive coordinator. Combined, the 57-year-old Sherman and the 56-year-old Coyle have 68 years of football coaching experience. "They...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Philbin to interview with Kansas City

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has never been a head coach at any level, but on Wednesday night he will reportedly interview for the Kansas City Chiefs' vacant head coaching position. Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Chiefs had "several interviews" already before deciding to bring in Philbin. "I think the world of Joe...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Former assistant coaches get their shot

Carlene Mitchell and Nicci Hays Fort were both really happy with their jobs as associate head coaches at Big East schools. Their teams were perennially in the NCAA tournament and near the top of the conference. Yet when the opportunity arose to be a head coach, both jumped at the chance. Mitchell got the head coach position at Santa Barbara while Hays Fort took over at Colgate....
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2011  |  Discuss
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