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Kennesaw State visits Samford looking for elusive big win

By most logical measures, Kennesaw State’s first two seasons with a football program have been a massive success: a 14-8 record, strong fan interest and the creation of a legitimate home-field advantage at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The Owls have won most of the games they were supposed to. Now they’re after a victory few […]

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Mediocre predictions motivate Niumatalolo, Midshipmen

Ken Niumatalolo leaves for his annual trip home to Hawaii in early July. That is about the same time most of the national college football preview magazines hit the newsstands. It’s a 10-hour flight so Navy’s 10th-year head coach picks up copies of Athlon’s, Lindy’s and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview to occupy the time. […]

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Navy-Florida Atlantic Breakdown

Navy Key: Receive a command performance from quarterback Zach Abey Abey needs to prove he’s made progress with regard to knowing the triple-option and reading defenses. Head coach Ken Niumatalolo and offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper both feel comfortable with the junior’s command of the offense in practice and hope it translates under the lights in […]

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Sal Interdonato’s Super 10: Army impact players

1. Ahmad Bradshaw, senior quarterback: Bradshaw has evolved into an elite triple-option quarterback, leading Army on late game-winning December drives against Navy and North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Expect an even better season from Bradshaw, who has added 10 pounds of muscle after rushing for 830 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016. […]

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Army’s triple option the ultimate chess game

A family friend taught Ahmad Bradshaw how to play chess in second grade. He loved the game’s strategic elements and the challenge of making split-second decisions in the times competitions. Bradshaw joined the chess team in middle school. Almost a decade later, chess remains one of Bradshaw’s favorite hobbies. It especially comes in handy when […]

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Game of the Week: McKeesport at Franklin Regional (PA)

Data: 7 p.m. today at Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville. Coaches: Matt Miller, second year at McKeesport. Greg Botta, 24th year at Franklin Regional. Last meeting: McKeesport won, 14-7, in last season’s opener. History: After conference realignment, McKeesport and Franklin Regional, former Quad East rivals, both found themselves in the Class 5A Big East. Quick […]

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Pasadena resident Zach Abey takes reins of Navy’s triple-option offense

Jasper can’t really describe “the look” in words, but Navy’s veteran offensive coordinator knows it when he sees it. Jasper saw it in the eyes of former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds when he took the field for his first career start at Central Michigan. Jasper saw it on the face of New England Patriots great […]

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