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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Army-Navy Game: The greatest rivalry in college sports

PHOTO: Army coach Jeff Monken leads his players celebrating their 2015 win over Navy with the Corps of Cadets, West Point's students in the stands. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Now that college football’s rivalry weekend has come and gone – with various talking heads having claimed Michigan-Ohio State or another traditional end-of-year showdown is the greatest rivalry in sports – let’s get down to the genuine article. The 122nd Army-Navy Game is Dec. 11…

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Hawaii kicker answers early call in the Army-Navy Game at West Point

Photo Army Athletics, Danny Wild/USA Today: Army kicker Quinn Maretzki follows his kick through the uprights in the fog hanging over Michie Stadium. By TOM SHANAHAN The Saturday morning sunrise over Diamondhead was still only midway to high noon, but just about anyone in Hawaii attuned to Punahou School and college football had rubbed their eyes clear. They eagerly awaited kickoff for the 121st Army-Navy Game, 10 a.m. Hawaii/Aleutian time, 3 p.m. Eastern. Army freshman kicker Quinn Maretzki,…

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