| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:36 PM
John Howell was at the Naval Academy for several months before he ever heard Gee Gee Greene utter more than a few words. In the weight room at Ricketts Hall, on the practice fields and even when the football team was eating its meals, Greene said little...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 3:16 PM
For two seasons, Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor was a more-than-capable replacement when starter Ricky Dobbs went down with an injury. He stepped in to lead the Midshipmen to a pair of wins in three career starts, and when Dobbs returned to full health,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 2:08 PM
There were times in recent seasons when Navy's offense would go weeks without making any huge gaffes. The snaps from center Brady DeMell to quarterbacks Ricky Dobbs and Kriss Proctor would be crisp, and thehandoffs from Dobbs and Proctor to fullbacks...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Something was missing for the Navy football team as it prepared last spring for the 2011 season. The practices were quieter, and for those on defense, a little too easy. What was missing — in retrospect, who was missing — was longtime...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Coming into spring football practice, Navy's Noah Copeland and Travis Bridges were relatively unknown commodities.
Copeland, a sophomore fullback, had played exclusively on special teams during his first season at the academy. Bridges, a junior...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:16 PM
The courtship between the Big East and the Navy football program was made public last fall, but league and academy officials said Tuesday that the mutual wooing went on for the better part of a decade.
Neither Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk nor Big...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:55 PM
As the college football landscape shifts toward super conferences that have washed away century-old rivalries, two schools at the bedrock of the sport's foundation remain as rigid about their continued alliance as their respective student bodies who...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Marc Firlie calls comparisons between football and warfare a cliche.
But he says the challenges of playing football at the U.S. Naval Academy — on top of a full academic course load and year-round military training — really did help prepare...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:40 PM
For most of the past eight seasons, the Army-Navy game seemed to carry more significance for the Black Knights than for the Midshipmen. Except for last year's game in Philadelphia, when both teams had winning records and post-season plans, this...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:20 PM
The scene that played out before Navy began football practice Monday afternoon in Annapolis was different than other moments during the past four years when Jabaree Tuani tried to motivate his teammates.
Depending on Tuani's position in the pecking order...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Duty, service and honor are big words. They are also ones that are often abused these days by Washington politicians who thank each other for their "service" even as they sink deeper into partisan gridlock.
"Game of Honor," a documentary about West Point...