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Five reasons to watch the Armed Forces Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's.Navy is coming off a loss to Army, a...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Verne Lundquist signs off from college football for the final time

By Ken Fang. It was a day we knew was coming, but it was still emotional to watch. Verne Lundquist called his final college football game in his career and unlike his final SEC Championship last week which turned into a blowout, his final Army-Navy game was a good one. And it also ended a 14-game losing streak for Army dating back to 2001. Lundquist went for over two minutes waxing...
Via Awful Announcing
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy to become first NCAA team to use colored laces on football

Navy takes on their rivals from West Point in the annual Army-Navy Game this Saturday. History will be made, as Navy will be the first football team in NCAA history to use a football with colored laces. Navy showed off a glimpse of the specially-designed football they will be using this weekend. The laces are yellow to match Navy’s awesome uniforms for the game, and a giant Navy...
Via The Comeback
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

A Navy win on Saturday could cause bowl madness

The Navy Midshipmen football team is 9-2 and slated to face off against Temple in the American Athletic Conference Championship game on Saturday. If Navy wins, it’s likely very few bowl announcements would be made on Sunday. In the most recent College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday, the top two Group of 5 teams were #17 Western Michigan and #19 Navy. If Western...
Via The Comeback
November 30, 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

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...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy Pulls Freshman Quarterback Out Of Stands After Starting QB’s Injury

This was something you don’t see every day. The Navy Midshipmen believed they were set at quarterback, but when starter Tago Smith went down with an injury against Fordham on Saturday, they had to improvise. So they did what any football team would do and picked someone out of the stands to suit up. Wait, what? Yup, that’s right; Navy had to pull freshman quarterback Malcolm...
Via NESN.com
September 03, 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...
Via The Comeback
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Family confirms Greg Bryant Jr. has passed away

Former Notre Dame and UAB running back Greg Bryant Jr. has passed away, his family confirmed to CBS 12 reporter Lynda Figueredo Sunday afternoon. Bryant Jr. was shot in an incident on I-95 in Florida Friday night and was in critical condition after being transported to the hospital. #Breaking Family confirms #GregBryant did not survive his injuries. The family is coping with the...
Via College Spun
May 08, 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

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

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...
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December 28, 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

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...
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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

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

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

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

Why was Keenan Reynolds removed from Heisman Trophy fan ballot?

Keenan Reynolds isn’t receiving much mainstream consideration for the Heisman Trophy because the Navy quarterback doesn’t attend a power-conference school and his team isn’t undefeated. That hasn’t stopped college football fans from voting for the senior, but the overwhelming voting support apparently led site organizers to remove Reynolds—who was (and as of this writing...
Via Sportsnaut
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy officially accepts invitation to Military Bowl

The Navy Midshipmen had one of the best seasons they have had in recent years. They were in a conference for the first time in program history this year and they competed for the AAC West championship for majority of the year. They didn’t make it to the AAC Championship game, which means they won’t be eligible to make a New Year’s Six bowl game, which will likely be awarded...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Navy partners with Under Armour to create sweet new “Navy Fleet” uniforms

Navy has partnered with Under Armour to release an awesome set of “Navy Fleet” uniforms and helmets which will be worn in this year’s Army-Navy game. There are seven different helmets, all of which are hand painted, reports ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Here are the @UAFootball "Navy Fleet" uniforms and helmets the Mids will wear for Army-Navy! pic.twitter.com/S4OU0n7f7z — Navy...
Via The Comeback
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

CFB Playoff May Delay Final Rankings To Accommodate Army-Navy Game

While much of the attention this year has been paid to teams from the American Athletic Conference like Memphis, Temple and Houston, another team from the conference could win it all and be the team selected for a New Years Six bowl. If the Navy Midshipmen do win out and earn that spot, it would force the college football world to wait a week longer to find out who will play in those...
Via Gamedayr
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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