How David Robinson grew into a basketball player and led Navy to the Elite Eight

For all the "we've never seen it before" conversation that happens in college basketball every March, the simple truth is we actually have seen most of it before. Sure, the upsets are still exciting and the storylines are still juicy, but rarely do we get a true moment that can withstand the test of time.In 1986, we got one of those, when Navy made a March run to remember. It came...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds, Breanna Stewart take Sullivan Award

NEW YORK (AP) Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and UConn forward Breanna Stewart won the AAU James E Sullivan Award on Sunday as the most outstanding U.S. amateur athletes who also demonstrate premier leadership, character and sportsmanship. Reynolds led Navy to a school-record 11 wins against two losses and the academy's best end-of-season ranking in more than 50 years at No...
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April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy QB Keenan Reynolds named co-winner of 2016 Sullivan Award

The AAU James E. Sullivan Award is given to outstanding amateur athletes who demonstrate outstanding achievement in athletics, leadership, character and sportsmanship. One of this years co-recipients of the esteemed award is Navy quarterback, Keenan Reynolds. While he was passed for a Heisman nomination, he was awarded the Sullivan award along with Connecticut women’s basketball...
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April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy football goes to the White House

The busy awards circuit for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds culminated on Wednesday afternoon with a stop at the White House, where the record setting-senior joined his teammates and coaching staff to receive the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy from President Obama during a ceremony in the East Room. Of all the honors bestowed on Reynolds — and there […]
Via DC Sports Blog
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Keenan Reynolds gives touching Memorial Day tribute

Memorial Day is a special day where we are to honor the heroes that have fallen in battle to protect our country. Former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds knows exactly what that means and he narrated an amazing tribute, which ESPN aired on Monday. Reynolds is required to serve in the military after graduating from the Naval Academy, but he has been given permission to serve once...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Brendon Clements dismissed from Navy after violation of team rules

The Navy Midshipmen had one of their best seasons in program history last year, going 11-2 and winning the Military Bowl. They are looking to do much of the same this year, but will be without cornerback Brendon Clements. It was reported last week by the Capital Gazette that Clements had been dismissed from the team after a violation of team rules. This is the second time he has...
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July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy QB injured, school literally grabs replacement from stands

It is a common joke among fans and announcers of teams with injury problems that, “before long, they’ll have to start pulling guys from the stands.” Well, we always thought it was a joke, but it actually happened in Saturday’s Fordham-Navy game. Starting quarterback Tago Smith suffered an apparent knee injury in the first half. For most teams, a quarterback injury is significant...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Malcolm Perry pulled from stands to play quarterback for Navy

During Navy’s season opener against Fordham on Saturday, the Midshipmen had an unexpected development at the quarterback position. Starting quarterback Tago Smith suffered a knee injury during the first half and later needed the assistance of crutches on the sideline. That left Navy shorthanded at quarterback. In need of an extra body, the team called on freshman Malcolm Perry...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy defeats Fordham 52-16 despite injury to Smith

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy pulled a quarterback out of the stands on Saturday, finding an unlikely replacement for injured starter Tago Smith in a 52-16 victory over Fordham in the season opener. Freshman Malcom Perry was told to suit up and take over after Smith was lost to a knee injury early in the second quarter. Perry, who started the junior varsity game on Friday, put together...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy pulls new QB from crowd in dress whites

Well, this isn’t something you see every day. During Saturday’s season opener between the Navy Midshipmen and Fordham Rams, a military member was summoned from the brigade to suit up as quarterback for the second half. After an injury to first-year starter Tago Smith, who was given the tough task of following Keenan Reynold’s tenure as the starting quarterback, the Midshipmen...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Smooth Sailing! Navy plucks QB from seats, helps top Fordham

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Malcolm Perry marched into the stadium wearing his Navy dress whites. Plucked from the stands at halftime, he wound up in a much different uniform. From question mark to quarterback, Perry quickly became the buzz of college football. Navy found an unlikely replacement after starter Tago Smith was injured Saturday, with Perry running seven times for 30 yards...
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September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy QB Tago Smith tears ACL, out for season

In their 52-16 win over Fordham on Saturday, Navy quarterback Tago Smith went down with what appeared to be a knee injury. The Midshipmen turned to Will Worth and Malcom Perry, a freshman who did not dress for the game and was in the stands, and it seems they will have to continue to play these two going forward. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that Smith had suffered a torn ACL...
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September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy QB Smith lost for season with torn ACL

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Tago Smith, who replaced Keenan Reynolds as Navy's starting quarterback, will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Smith tore his right ACL in Navy's 52-16 victory over Fordham on Saturday. The injury occurred on the third play of the second quarter during a 22-yard run by Smith. He finished the game with 97 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 10...
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September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy captains honoring Tago Smith, change jerseys to No. 2

On Saturday, Navy quarterback Tago Smith went down with an apparent knee injury in their game against Fordham and it was later announced that he had torn his ACL and would be out for the 2016 season. Now, two of his teammates are going to honor him in the coolest way possible. It was announced on Wednesday that co-captains linebacker Daniel Gonzales and slotback Toneo Gulley have...
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September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Next man up for Navy: Worth steps in at QB vs Connecticut

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) For the third time in three games, Navy will have a different starting quarterback operating the complex triple option. Keenan Reynolds capped off last season in his final game at Navy. Tago Smith replaced the record-setting QB last week against Fordham in the season opener and lasted into the second quarter before a torn ACL ended his season. Now, 6-foot...
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September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Air Force vs. Navy: True old school vs. new old school

College football is like any other business. If you fail to adapt, you die. And in today’s college football, adapting means being on the cutting edge of innovation and creativity. Teams who fail to keep up will, for better or worse, be forgotten and replaced much like the cassette tape or the VCR. But what if I told you there were two college football programs not only competing...
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September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy and their triple option reigns supreme as Houston falls from the unbeatens

The clock may have struck midnight on Houston is a cinderella championship contender as Navy gets one of their biggest wins in recent memory. In a world of spreads, zone reads, and jets there remains one offense in college football that does not strive to be sexy. There is one offense that does not feature any razzle dazzle. It’s simple, effective, and so rare that even the best...
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October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 24 Navy hosts Memphis in duel for 1st in AAC West

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Two of the most surprising teams in the American Athletic Conference meet Saturday in an unlikely duel for first place in the West Division. No. 24 Navy (4-1, 3-0) knocked off previously unbeaten and then-No. 6 Houston two weeks ago. Memphis (5-1, 2-0) announced itself as a contender by defeating Temple in its AAC opener on Oct. 6. After Saturday's matchup...
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October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Worth accounts for 5 TDs as No. 24 Navy beats Memphis 42-28

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Will Worth rushed for a career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 24 Navy ran over Memphis 42-28 on Saturday for its 14th consecutive home victory. In addition to operating the triple option in near-flawless fashion, Worth completed three of four passes for 85 yards and two scores. The Midshipmen (5-1, 4-0 American Athletic Conference) gained a season...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 22 Navy braces for challenge of slowing potent USF

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Houston one game, Memphis the next, and now South Florida. No. 22 Navy is facing a steady stream of high-scoring teams in the American Athletic Conference and finding one of the best ways to defend them is to keep the ball away from opposing offenses. ''We're very cognizant of time,'' coach Ken Niumatalolo said, noting how important it will be to limit the number...
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October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Flowers shines, South Florida beats No. 22 Navy 52-45

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Quinton Flowers ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns to help South Florida get back on track in the American Athletic Conference with a 52-45 victory over No. 22 Navy on Friday night. Rebounding from a 16-point loss to Temple that cost the Bulls (7-2, 4-1) sole possession of first place in the AAC's East Division, Flowers keyed a balanced attack that amassed 629...
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October 28, 2016  |  Discuss

USF scores TDs on first 6 possessions, holds on to beat Navy

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Quinton Flowers ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns to help South Florida get back on track in the American Athletic Conference with a 52-45 victory over No. 22 Navy on Friday night.Rebounding from a 16-point loss to Temple that cost the Bulls (7-2, 4-1) sole possession of first place in the AAC's East Division, Flowers keyed a balanced attack that amassed 629...
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October 28, 2016  |  Discuss

TailGreater: Down the hatch with the Midshipmen

In all the hubbub after the Chicago Cubs forced a Game 7 in the World Series, something has gotten lost in the shuffle — the release of the first College Football Playoff ranking. If you, like me, missed it because you were busy nervously biting your nails to the quick, we have a handy recap for you right here. And while the world might rightly be focused on a historic game in...
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November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Worth scores twice, Navy gets rare win vs Notre Dame, 28-27

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Will Worth ran for 175 yards and two touchdowns, his ninth consecutive game with a rushing score, and Navy beat Notre Dame 28-27 Saturday in the nation's longest-running intersectional rivalry. It was a rare victory in the series for the Midshipmen (6-2), who beat the Irish for just the fourth time since 1963. Notre Dame (3-6) had won five in a row against...
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November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Worth scores 4 TDs, Navy beats East Carolina 66-31

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Will Worth rushed for 159 yards and four touchdowns and Shawn White added 150 yards and three scores as Navy walloped East Carolina 66-31 on Saturday. It propelled the Midshipmen (8-2, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) into the AAC championship game, while the Pirates (3-8, 1-6) lost for the eighth time in their last nine games. Navy, which will be playing...
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November 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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