NAVY MIDSHIPMEN NEWS

Ken Niumatalolo turns down BYU, staying at Navy

The Navy Midshipmen have had a remarkable season and they look to cap off their best ever with their eleventh win of the season over Pittsburgh in the Military Bowl. Head coach Ken Niumatalolo has done a great job with the Midshipmen in his career, so, with multiple coaching vacancies open, it came as no surprise when his name was mentioned for one. The biggest coaching vacancy that...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds to play RB at East West Shrine Game

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds will play running back at the East-West Shrine Game, according to a report from the Capital Gazette. This isn’t at all a surprise, as Reynolds can do much more work with his legs than his arm in college football’s equivalent of the Pro Bowl. In his senior season, Reynolds ran for 1,093 yards and 19 touchdowns compared to throwing for just 964...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ Military Bowl Preview

This year’s Military Bowl will feature two physical, run-heavy teams as Pittsburgh (ACC, 8-4) faces off against #21 Navy (AAC, 10-2). The game will be held on Monday, December 28th at 3:30 pm EST and will be broadcast on ESPN. Both teams have had incredible breakout season, and each will be looking to cap off their year with an impressive bowl win. Storylines Heading Into the...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo gets new contract after turning down BYU

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo led the Midshipmen to one of the most successful seasons in the academy’s football history. That led to speculation over his job status and repeated name-dropping for head coaching opportunities at places like Iowa State and BYU. That interest got Niumatalolo a brand new contract with Navy, according to the Capital Gazette‘s Bill Wagner. Exact...
Via The Comeback
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo receives raise after spurning BYU

Navy Midshipmen head coach Ken Niumatalolo weighed an offer from the BYU Cougars, before ultimately deciding to return to Annapolis. Now, according to reports, Niumatalolo is being rewarded by the service academy by his decision to return. The Capital Gazette is reporting that Niumatalolo is set to receive a pay raise that will bump his salary from around $1.7 million per year...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Military Bowl Capsule

Pittsburgh (8-4, ACC) vs. Navy (10-2, AAC), 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Navy by 3 Series Record: Pitt leads 22-14-3 WHAT'S AT STAKE Playing its final game with star QB Keenan Reynolds, Navy vies for the first 11-win season in the history of the program and its first three-game winning streak in bowl games. Pittsburgh wraps up its first season under coach Pat Narduzzi seeking its...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Reynolds, Niumatalolo lead Navy vs Pitt in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo and quarterback Keenan Reynolds have accomplished so much together, it's only appropriate that their working relationship comes to an end in a stadium filled with their most avid fans. Reynolds will close out his spectacular four-year career Monday by leading the Midshipmen (10-2) against Pittsburgh (8-4) in the Military Bowl. Though...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pitt opens Military Bowl with 100-yard TD kickoff return

With Navy signal-caller Keenan Reynolds garnering much of the fanfare heading into the Military Bowl, Pitt also wanted to demonstrate that it has explosive talent on its roster.On the opening kickoff, freshman Quadree Henderson received the boot and sprinted 100 yards for a touchdown. Henderson made a Navy special teams player look absolutely silly -- juking the helpless defender...
Via FOX Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt returns opening kickoff for TD in Military Bowl

Pittsburgh freshman Quadree Henderson took the opening kickoff 100 yards upfield for a touchdown to give the Panthers an early lead against Navy in the Military Bowl. Check out the highlight below! Speed kills. Pitt starts the #MilitaryBowl with a 100-yd kick return for a TD. https://t.co/y7lkwyaK5S — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 28, 2015 Navy quarterback Keenan...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy extends lead on Demond Brown’s TD run.

Navy continued to pour it on against Pittsburgh in the Military Bowl when running back Demond Brown took advantage of good blocking and took the rock 26 yards for a touchdown. Check out the highlight below! #NavyFootball goes right down the field in 1st drive of 2nd half, capped by this Demond Brown TD run. #MilitaryBowl https://t.co/V4dfT5fYvt — American Football (@American_FB...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reynolds leads Navy over Pitt 44-28 in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Keenan Reynolds wrapped up his record-setting college career at Navy in spectacular fashion, running for three touchdowns and throwing for another Monday to lead the Midshipmen past Pittsburgh 44-28 in the Military Bowl. Reynolds ran for 144 yards on 24 carries, completed 9 of 17 passes for 126 yards and had a reception for 47 yards on a trick play. The 5...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds gets four TDs in final game; Navy drops Pitt in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Keenan Reynolds wrapped up his record-setting college career at Navy in spectacular fashion, running for three touchdowns and throwing for another Monday to lead the Midshipmen past Pittsburgh 44-28 in the Military Bowl.Reynolds ran for 144 yards on 24 carries, completed 9 of 17 passes for 126 yards and had a reception for 47 yards on a trick play.The 5-foot-11...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reynolds has record-setting day in bowl win over Pittsburgh

If you're looking for a more accomplished dual-threat quarterback than Navy signal-caller Keenan Reynolds, you'd be hard-pressed to find one. Reynolds capped off a terrific career Monday -- leading the Midshipmen to a 44-28 victory over Pitt in the Military Bowl. In the contest, Reynolds was the team's leading passer (126 yards), rusher (144 yards), and receiver (47). In total,...
Via FOX Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds breaks two FBS records during Military Bowl win

It’s no secret that Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds has been one of the best quarterbacks in the country the last three years. This year, he has been right in the top of the FBS record books for multiple records and during the Midshipmen’s historical bowl win, he forever etched his name in football glory. During the second quarter of the team’s 44-28 win over the Pittsburgh...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy's Keenan Reynolds has record-setting day in Military Bowl win

When all is said and done, Keenan Reynolds may go down as not just the greatest quarterback in the history of the Naval Academy … but also the best player to ever suit up for the Midshipmen. Reynolds finished their 2015 season in convincing fashion, defeating Pittsburgh in the Military Bowl (played on the Annapolis, Maryland campus of the academy) as Reynolds set two NCAA records...
Via Gamedayr
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds and Navy go out on top

It is so easy to emphasize the negative in life, and this could have been the case for Keenan Reynolds and Navy heading into the Military Bowl on Monday afternoon against Pittsburgh. Navy did not win the American Athletic Conference’s West Division. It did not get to play in the first AAC Championship Game. It did not get a chance to play in the Peach or Fiesta Bowl. Navy’s Keenan...
Via The Student Section
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds and Navy go out on top

It is so easy to emphasize the negative in life, and this could have been the case for Keenan Reynolds and Navy heading into the Military Bowl on Monday afternoon against Pittsburgh. Navy did not win the American Athletic Conference’s West Division. It did not get to play in the first AAC Championship Game. It did not get a chance to play in the Peach or Fiesta Bowl. Navy’s Keenan...
Via Bloguin Best
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Fewer Viewers For Military Bowl

Despite featuring the final appearance of Navy QB Keenan Reynolds, the Military Bowl hit a three-year viewership low. Monday’s Navy/Pittsburgh Military Bowl drew 2.2 million viewers on ESPN, down 25% from Virginia Tech/Cincinnati last year (2.9M) and down 15% from Marshall/Maryland in 2013 (2.6M). Ratings were not immediately available. The Midshipmen’s win ranks as the [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chip Kelly may have had interest in Navy job

All indications are that the now-unemployed Chip Kelly will look to remain in the NFL, but apparently there may be a college gig or two that could catch his attention. The Navy job was said to be one of them. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported in his “Six Points” column that “if the Navy job had come open, [Kelly] just may have been intrigued.” The Navy job nearly became...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy tops Holy Cross 65-60

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Shawn Anderson scored 16 points and Navy topped Holy Cross 65-60 on Saturday. Anderson was 6 of 12 from the floor, grabbed five rebounds and had three assists and a steal. Tilman Dunbar added 11 points for the Midshipmen (10-5, 1-1 Patriot). Robert Champion led Holy Cross (6-7, 1-1) with 20 points and seven rebounds. Karl Charles had 16 points and Malachi...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Anderson's 21 points lead Navy past Colgate 71-68 in OT

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) Shawn Anderson scored 21 points and Will Kelly added 12 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks as Navy beat Colgate 71-68 in overtime Saturday. Will Kelly scored the only field goal for Navy (12-5, 3-1 Patriot League) in overtime as the Midshipmen shot 11 for 14 from the free-throw line in the extra session. Sean O'Brien's 3-pointer with eight seconds left...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy’s Keenan Reynolds to attend President Obama’s last State of the Union

Navy star quarterback Keenan Reynolds will be attending President Obama’s last State of the Union address Tuesday. Reynolds, a Tennessee resident, will be attending as a guest of Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper of Tennessee, according to the Navy football program. Reynolds just wrapped up a career as good as any in Navy’s history, setting numerous records in the process. He...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy rallies to beat Loyola (Md) 60-52 behind Dunbar

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Tilman Dunbar scored 15 points and made 9 of 10 free throws and Navy rallied late to beat Loyola (Md) 60-52 Wednesday night to take sole possession of second place in the Patriot League behind Bucknell. Jace Hogan added 10 points and Will Kelly had six blocks for the Midshipmen (13-5, 4-1), who made 23 of 35 free throws and trailed 26-22 at halftime. Dunbar...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy's Reynolds switches from QB to RB for East-West game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Keenan Reynolds has learned to adapt to a lot of different situations while playing football at Navy, so he hardly lacks confidence he can handle his latest challenge. The dual-threat quarterback broke the NCAA Division I record for career rushing touchdowns while leading the Midshipmen the past four seasons but is making the transition this week to running...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL scout believes Keenan Reynolds will be a WR

Former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds will forever be known as the most prolific scorer in NCAA history. The only thing is that he won’t be playing quarterback at the next level. He accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game, but did not play on Saturday while dealing with some back tightness. He was listed as a running back for the game, but one NFL scout believes Reynolds...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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