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...
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January 09, 2016  |  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...
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January 02, 2016  |  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

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 [...]
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December 30, 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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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 — American Football (@American_FB...
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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. — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 28, 2015 Navy quarterback Keenan...
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December 28, 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...
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December 28, 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...
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December 27, 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...
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December 27, 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

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...
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December 24, 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...
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December 22, 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

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

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 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...
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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
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