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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

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

Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo Turns Down BYU Coaching Job, Will Stay With Midshipmen

After a 10-2 season that was just the third double digit win total in 137 seasons of Navy Midshipmen football, head coach Ken Niumatalolo was a hot commodity. One school that was looking closely was BYU, a school close to the coach’s heart as he and his family are devout Mormons. When it was all said and done, Niumatalolo decided to stay put and will be coaching the Midshipmen...
Via Gamedayr
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ken Niumatalolo was offered BYU job, but chose Navy

The allure of a bigger and more well-funded program was not enough to sway Ken Niumatalolo away from Navy to take the BYU job. Navy’s athletic director Chet Gladchuk announced on Wednesday that Niumatalolo will remain with the service academy after a week of speculation that the program’s winningest coach could end up leaving. Niumatalolo, who is a devout member of the Church...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the gap between Navy and Army football is no coincidence

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Stewart Mandel's Dec. 16 Mailbag. For his full Mailbag, click here, and to submit a question for next week, email Stewart.Mandel@fox.com.Stewart: Navy just beat Army for the 14th year in a row. Have you seen an annual game between two historically even-matched rivals become so one-sided? This isn't Florida vs. Kentucky or Notre Dame...
Via FOX Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU arrives in Las Vegas amid uncertainty about who will be Cougars' new coach

It's always a bit of an awkward situation when a football coach leaves his program for greener pastures, yet there is still a bowl game to be played. That's exactly what is going on with Bronco Mendenhall and BYU.Navy head man Ken Niumatalolo arrived in Utah Sunday night and spent Monday interviewing with BYU and LDS Church leaders about BYU’s coaching vacancy. A decision from...
Via FOX Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds accepts invitation to East/West Shrine Game

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is one of the most exciting players in the country and he has had a phenomenal career with the Midshipmen. Just last week against Army, he rushed for two touchdowns, which gave him the career record for most all-time total touchdowns with 85. He also finished fifth in this year’s Heisman Trophy voting, so it was pretty clear that he was going to...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Would a move to BYU be in Ken Niumatalolo’s best career interests?

Navy just got done beating arch-rival Army for what seems like the millionth time in a row on Saturday (okay, its really only the 14th time in a row), but there was a bigger story afoot — the future of Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo. Would he stay, or would he bolt for a chance at a fresh start somewhere else, somewhere where the competition is bigger and the standards still...
Via The Comeback
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Army-Navy scores its highest overnight rating this century

This century isn’t exactly old, but it has featured 16 Army-Navy Game broadcasts. This past Saturday’s CBS telecast scored the highest rating of the century. The 5.1 overnight number is the highest rating for this game since 1996. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. A close game; Army putting up a very good fight; and Navy receiving a surprisingly stiff challenge as a (roughly) three...
Via Awful Announcing
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

No Game Will Ever Match The Swagger Of The Army-Navy Game

The Army-Navy game hasn't figured into the national championship picture in decades, but no games has the honor, respect, dignity, and class that this annual contest does. Yes, other teams have alternate uniforms, dedicated fans, unique ways to enter the stadium, and cool toys, but they do not come close to matching this game when it comes to swagger.There just isn't anything quite...
Via FatManWriting
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Staubach voted Navy QB Keenan Reynolds first for Heisman Trophy

Roger Staubach has a little bit of homerism in him. The former Navy quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy in 1963 says he voted for the current Navy QB for the 2015 Heisman Trophy. The Associated Press’ Dan Gelston found out about Staubach’s ballot: Just shared an elevator ride w/ Roger Staubauch. He cast his Heisman vote for Navy's Keenan Reynolds. He voted Alabama's Derrick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Army-Navy Highlights: Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Sets Division I Career Rushing Record With One-Yard Plunge Against Army

When it came time to be recruited, there was not a whole lot of interest in a zero-star quarterback by the name of Keenan Reynolds. Fast forward four years and Reynolds entered Saturday's game against Army poised to break the division I career rushing touchdown mark. He tied it with a 58-yard dash in the first quarter.He broke it with this one-yard plunge early in the second quarter...
Via FatManWriting
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Army-Navy Highlights: Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Ties Division I Rushing Touchdown Record In Style

Keenan Reynolds already broke the career rushing record for a player in the FBS of Division I college football, but he did not own the outright Division record heading into Saturday's contest against Army. He was down by one, but tied the mark with his 84th rushing touchdown with a beautiful 58-yard run in the first quarter.Well done Mr. Reynolds. Well done indeed. With his 84th...
Via FatManWriting
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 21 Navy defeats Army for 14th consecutive win in series

PHILADELPHIA -- With a shot at history at stake, Keenan Reynolds ended his Navy career with a clean sweep against Army.Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo just might go out the same way.Reynolds rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another score to lead the No. 21 Midshipmen to their 14th straight win over the Black Knights, 21-17 on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.The Midshipmen ...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Navy Quarterback Breaks Record For Career Rushing Touchdowns

It’s a rivalry that has been brewing for 150 years, culminating in a yearly game at the end of each season. Army and No. 21 Navy are facing off in this classic match up and things are getting really interesting as Army leads the Midshipmen 17-14 at halftime. Despite trailing at this point, Navy’s quarterback Keenan Reynolds has been having quite the impressive performance. The...
Via Gamedayr
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds breaks rushing touchdown record

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is officially the sole man on top as he rushed for his record 85th touchdown against Army today on a 1-yard run that put the Midshipmen up 14-10. Check out the highlight below! Keenan Reynolds is a very hard man to stop. He muscled his way to ANOTHER TD in this @USAA highlight. #ArmyNavy https://t.co/d9gJlOTgz0 — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Keenan Reynolds makes history with 58-yard TD run

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds put his team up 7-3 in the first quarter and tied the FBS and FCS records for most rushing touchdowns in a career when he broke away for a 58-yard score. Check out the highlight below! With his 84th rushing touchdown, Keenan Reynolds made history in this @USAA highlight. #ArmyNavy https://t.co/rgbXeOyTp2 — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 12, 2015...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lee Corso cries after seeing old footage of his time at Navy

ESPN’s College GameDay only had one game to cover Saturday morning, but the program certainly made the most of its air time. In honor of Lee Corso’s time spent at Navy, where he was the defensive backs coach from 1966 to 1968, GameDay put together a feature that included footage of his days in Annapolis.  The segment, which you can view below, actually made Corso cry live on...
Via College Spun
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Army will wear helmets with 17 variations for Navy game

Not long ago, Navy revealed college football’s hottest helmet design, planned to be worn against Army. All seven of Navy's helmets, with each design to be worn by a specific position unit. pic.twitter.com/A5i8Gs8UFH — College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 11, 2015 Seven different positions would wear certain helmets with battleships, each with a purpose for the position...
Via Gamedayr
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Niumatalolo to visit with BYU about coaching job

BYU needs a new football coach, and one person they have targeted as a candidate is Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo. Niumatalolo sounds very interested in the position. The Capital Gazette reports that Niumatalolo will meet with BYU officials and tour the school’s facilities on Monday. “Kenny is doing his due diligence. He feels strongly that he needs to hear what BYU has to say,”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Will BYU break from tradition by hiring an established head coach?

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe has an interesting decision staring at him in the face. Bronco Mendenhall is off to Virginia, and the Cougars are in need of a head coach.History would suggest that BYU would hire a coordinator or someone in-house to seize the role. Since 1972, BYU has had only three head coaches — LaVell Edwards, Gary Crowton and Bronco Mendenhall.None of them...
Via FOX Sports
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Honor and reverence at the Pearl Harbor Invitational

The Oregon men’s basketball team huddled together prior to their matchup against Navy, arms slung around one another’s shoulders, preparing to take in another pre-game speech. But they were not in a lavish locker room and the speaker wasn’t sporting designer clothes or a professional jersey – he had on a Hawaiian shirt and a hat that bore the words “USS Pennsylvania."...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Brooks steps up in Hawaii, leads No. 24 Oregon past Navy

HONOLULU — With Tyler Dorsey, Oregon's leading scorer, out against Navy on Monday night, Dillon Brooks followed coach Dana Altman's orders.Brooks, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, scored 19 points to lead four Oregon players in double figures and the 24th-ranked Ducks prevailed 67-47 in the Pearl Harbor Invitational.Dorsey, who is averaging 14.4 points and 2.9 assists per game, did not...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Heisman voters got it wrong sending only three men to New York

Not many would argue the validity of the three men chosen to attend the Heisman Trophy presentation later this month, but the voters couldn’t have been more wrong sending just those three. For the record, the three in question are running back Christian McCaffrey out of Stanford, running back Derrick Henry out of Alabama and quarterback Deshaun Watson out of Clemson. All three...
Via Sportsnaut
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The top five Heisman Trophy candidates of 2015

The 2015 Heisman Trophy race is going hot and heavy following conference championship weekend. Some of the top candidates to win the award include an Alabama running back, a Clemson quarterback and a couple of players who would have been afterthoughts at the beginning of the season. While some of the candidates deserve front-runner status, only these five truly deserve to find...
Via Sportsnaut
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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