How Bobby Knight took the fun out of the Army-Navy Game

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN The road trip of the year for the West Point Corps of Cadets is to the Army-Navy Game. They board a bus for the round trip from West Point to the site of the game, traditionally Philadelphia. Obviously, it’s not an Animal House Road Trip with Otter commandeering Flounder’s big Lincoln and wrecking it. The Corps of Cadets have duties -- formal and informal. There is the March On. Army’s…

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Braheam Murphy’s journey makes for a 21st century West Point story

PHOTO: Braheam Murphy is in the clear on his 40-yard TD run with Western Kentucky defenders trailing him. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN “The West Point Story” was a late 1950s TV series that aired on both CBS and ABC as a drama. Episodes included unknown actors such as Clint Eastwood, Chuck Connors and Leonard Nimoy on their way to iconic stardom. The plots were written from actual events, with the names changed. The Department…

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The West Point radio show that linked their careers

PHOTO: Mike Krzyzewski and Herman Bulls at Coach K's annual Duke leadership seminar. By TOM SHANAHAN DURHAM – Herman Bulls knew Mike Krzyzewski early on, long before Duke’s basketball Hall-of-Famer was Coach K, his iconic identity. He was an unknown Army coach with a silent K preceding his tongue-twisting surname. Similarly, Krzyzewski knew Bulls when he was merely a budding West Point cadet broadcasting Army basketball games on the campus radio station, WKDT. Bulls had yet to start…

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