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Sports Perspectives

Schedule problems aside, Navy football must first figure out a path forward to finishing this season. COVID-19 has crept onto the campus of the Naval Academy and could potentially prevent the Midshipmen from playing any games the rest of the way if it's not brought under control.



COLUMN

Marshall football, 50 years after plane crash, carries on and remembers

On Saturday, the 50th anniversary of a plane crash that killed all 75 members of the Marshall University football team's traveling party, sixteenth-ranked Marshall will host East Tennessee State.


PERSPECTIVE

Nelson Smith, who knows something about resilience, has led Navy's turnaround

When the police officer arrived at the scene of the accident in the summer of 2015, he figured no one had survived.


PERSPECTIVE

Without crowd noise, NFL defenses are at the mercy of the hard count

Raucous road crowds often force offenses to limit communication or utilize a silent count. Quarterbacks this year are free to fool defenses with varied snap counts, home or away — yet another advantage for offenses in an era rife with them.

COMMENTARY

Navy football getting routed by Air Force was stunning to see

Stunning does not seem like a strong enough word to describe what unfolded at Falcon Stadium on Saturday night.


COLUMN

Juan Soto's stunning season for the Nationals was fleeting; what it foreshadows could be historic

Mike Trout, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Mookie Betts and Mickey Mantle never led their league in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging average in the same season. Right now, 21-year-old Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals leads the NL in all three categories.


COLUMN

Army's Jeff Monken: Football coach and family man

Football coaching – whether it be the NFL, major colleges and even high schools – is often a thankless, 24/7 job, requiring many lost weekends, cold dinners and missed school functions. The demands are plentiful and often unavoidable. So when the opportunity arises, enjoy the free time.