Air Force and Army meeting in unique Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy game; maybe they’ll be another someday

PHOTO: Air Force's Corvan Taylor, wearing the Falcons' uniforms honoring the Tuskegee Airmen Red Tails, returned an interception 62 yards against Navy. By TOM SHANAHAN I first brought this subject up with Air Force coach Troy Calhoun before October’s Navy game, long before the COVID-19 postponement of Air Force-Army Nov. 7 date rescheduled in a winner-take-all game for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. My suggestion was Air Force-Army deserves a special day instead of buried in the regular season. Maybe…

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Rollie Stichweh offers pointers for playing in Army-Navy Game altered by history but no points for his old rivals

PHOTO: Rollie Stichweh (16) follows blocks to score a fourth-quarter touchdown in the 1963 Army-Navy Game. America's Game had been postponed a week following President John. F. Kennedy's assassination. By TOM SHANAHAN The Army-Navy Game is a time for the old warriors of America’s Game to make friendly wagers, but Rollie Stichweh says 2020 is different. The Army Hall-of-Famer explained his old Navy rivals want homefield advantage points -- commonly worth three. The COVID-19 pandemic, like everything in…

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Monken expresses added frustration with Air Force over postponed game

PHOTO: Army coach Jeff Monken with his Black Knights during the singing of the alma mater. By TOM SHANAHAN This year’s Army-Air Force game might end up with a singular stage it deserves similar to the historic Army-Navy Game reserved for the final Saturday of the regular season, but Army coach Jeff Monken doesn’t like how the circumstances are playing out. The Air Force-Army game that was scheduled for last Saturday at West Point was postponed when Air…

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