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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Army linebacker adds to family’s colorful history serving the nation

PHOTO (Army Athletics): Arik Smith against Air Force. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahanReport By TOM SHANAHAN The black-and-white photograph dates to the Civil War, providing a starting point to trace Arik Smith’s family history of military service. A Union Army Black man tends to a general’s horse in the albumen-style image. But the free man is not attached to just any Army division or serving under any general. “He cared for Gen. Sherman’s horse,” says Smith, West Point’s…

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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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