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  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    April 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.The military service academies had to suspend some sporting events last fall amid budget fights in Washington. But Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel intervened to make sure Navy's match against Air Force would go on. The midshipmen won that game and later defeated Army to win the three-way race for the trophy for the ninth time in 11 years.

  • Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

    April 18, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.That Saturday is just the annual spring scrimmage hardly matters. This is Charlie Strong's burnt orange coaching debut, the first time he will put a Texas team on the field that has trained under his leadership, practiced his playbook and begun taking on the identity of the coach hired to dig the program out of four years of mediocrity.

  • Carl Pelini says AD's agenda led to firing at FAU

    April 18, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Carl Pelini said Friday during a radio interview that his firing at Florida Atlantic last year was unjustified and the result of a new athletic director who wanted to hire his own football coach.''There is nothing I did there that I'm embarrassed about. I'm proud of what we accomplished,'' Pelini said on KFAB, the Omaha-based flagship station of the network that broadcasts Nebraska football.