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Yards & Stripes: Service Academy Football

Yards & Stripes: Service Academy Football is a weekly podcast strictly dedicated to covering the three service academy football programs (Army, Navy, and Air Force). Each episode will focus on storytelling with a featured guest who either played, coached, or is affiliated with one of the three service academies.

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Yards & Stripes: Author John Feinstein and Air Force senior LB Jack Flor

It’s Thanksgiving Week and this week on Yards and Stripes, Price Atkinson has conversations with author John Feinstein and Air Force senior linebacker Jack Flor. Now before those conversations, Price takes a look back at last week’s games with the service academy programs as he offers up his thoughts on Navy’s 24-17 loss at Notre Dame, Army’s 52-49 last-second loss at North Texas, and Air Force’s 44-19 defeat at Boise State. Plus, he gives out his weekly game play and this week, it gets awarded to a senior player that went into the record books. Then it’s on to his first of two interviews on this week’s podcast as he’s joined by John Feinstein to discuss his new book, “The First Major” and his best-selling “A Civil War” about the Army-Navy rivalry. During their chat, they discuss where does this 8-3 season rank for the Black Knights on the verge of winning their first Commander In Chief Trophy since 1996, is Army poised to take its place atop service academy football with their turnaround this year, and will the three service academy head coaches be attracted and pursued by other schools this offseason? Up next is Air Force Falcon senior linebacker Jack Flor. Some of the topics brought up in their conversation include what has this roller coaster season been like for the Falcons, what are his emotions and feelings ahead of Saturday’s “Senior Day” when he and thirty-two other seniors will be honored before the Utah State game, and what happened between the upset win over Colorado State and the home shutout loss to Army? Also on this week’s podcast, Price previews this weekend’s games featuring the service academy football programs and wraps up the show with “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring a 2016 Army West Point graduate. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

55mins

22 Nov 2017

Rank #1

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Yards & Stripes: Navy Senior Offensive Lineman Evan Martin

This week on Yards and Stripes, Price Atkinson has you covered for all the news involving the service academy football programs and has a conversation with Navy senior offensive lineman Evan Martin. At the beginning of the podcast, Price takes a look back at last weekend’s games involving the service academy programs. Along with recapping the games, he gives out his weekly game ball and the award this week goes to a sophomore player. Then it’s on to his featured interview of the week as he chats with Navy offensive lineman Evan Martin. Price talks with Evan about the emotions that he felt Saturday as he and 34 other Navy seniors played your last game at NMC Stadium, how has this season been different than his previous three seasons, and the chance to test himself against Notre Dame. Also on this week’s podcast, Price previews this weekend’s games featuring the service academy football programs and wraps up the show with “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring a 2008 Air Force Academy graduate who died May 3, 2013 in a place refueling crash near Kyrgzstan. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

47mins

15 Nov 2017

Rank #2

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Yards & Stripes: Army beat writer for the Times Herald-Record Sal Interdonato

Army had a dominating win last week against Air Force in the second leg of the Commander In Chief (CIC) Trophy and Price Atkinson opens up this week’s podcast by recapping what happened in the game. In addition to recapping that game, he talks about Navy’s lost to Temple and gives out his weekly game ball. Then, it’s on to the featured guest of the week as Price chats with Army beat writer Sal Interdonato of the Times Herald-Record. Some of the topics they discuss in their conversation include where does Army’s shocking and dominant 21-0 win over Air Force rank in the Jeff Monken era at West Point and should Army now be considered the favorite against Navy to win their first CIC Trophy since 1996? Also on this week’s podcast, Price give you his power rankings, previews this weekend’s games featuring the service academy football programs and wraps up the show with “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring a former Navy wrestler killed in the line of duty on April 29, 2007 in Afghanistan. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

54mins

8 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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Yards & Stripes: Former Navy LB/Navy SEAL Clint Bruce and Mike Simler co-founder of “Thudgate”

Price Atkinson is back with another episode of “Yards and Stripes: Service Academy Football” and kicks off the podcast by discussing the 45-28 win for Air Force last week against Colorado State and find out which Air Force player received his weekly game ball for their performance. Then it’s one to his featured interviews as he’s joined by former Navy LB/Navy SEAL Clint Bruce and Mike Simler co-founder of “Thudgate” and son of Gen. George Simler who founded the Commander in Chief Trophy. Plus, Price previews this weekend’s games featuring the service academy football programs and wraps up this week’s podcast with “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring a Army West Point graduate killed in the line of duty on October 17, 1967 in Vietnam. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

1hr 10mins

1 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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Yards & Stripes: Air Force play-by-play “voice” Jim Arthur

This week on Yards and Stripes, Price Atkinson recaps from three outstanding games including Air Force’s 45-42 win at Nevada on a game-winning FG, Army’s 31-28 comeback win in OT against Temple and Navy’s 31-21 loss to No. 20 UCF. Then it’s on to the feature interview of the week as he’s joined by Air Force play-by-play “voice” Jim Arthur. Some of the topics in their conversation include what junior QB Arion Worthman means to this Air Force team, the gritty comeback win over UNLV after losing at Navy, the rivalry with Colorado State and playing for the annual Ram-Falcon Trophy this weekend. Plus, Price previews this weekend’s Air Force game at Colorado State and wraps up this week’s podcast with “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring a Army West Point graduate killed in the line of duty on June 6, 2012 in Afghanistan. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

58mins

25 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Yards & Stripes: Army West Point play-by-play “voice” Rich Demarco and WKDT’s James Crimmins

On this week’s episode of Yards and Stripes, Price Atkinson is joined by Army West Point play-by-play “voice” Rich Demarco and Army cadet/student radio host at West Point’s 89.3 FM WKDT’s James Crimmins. Now before those conversations, Price recaps last weekend’s games as Navy scored a 48-45 victory over Air Force and Army defeated Rice 49-12. Plus, Price gives out his weekly game ball, which went to a member of the Navy team. Up next is Army West Point play by play broadcaster Rich DeMarco to recap the Black Knight’s 49-12 win over Rice, which was led by the six turnovers the defense forced in the game. Plus, they talk about the tough second half schedule facing Army and what has been the biggest surprise at the halfway point this season for Army. Following his conversation with DeMarco, he brings on Army junior cadet and West Point student radio host 89.3 FM WKDT’s James Crimmins to discuss what’s the excitement like in the Corps of Cadets right now with the 4-2 Black Knights? Also, why homecoming is special at Army West Point, and his keys to the game Saturday against visiting Eastern Michigan. Plus, Price previews this weekends service academy football games and wraps up this week’s podcast with “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring a Air Force rugby athlete killed in the line of duty on December 21, 2015 in Afghanistan. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

1hr 17mins

11 Oct 2017

Rank #6

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Yards & Stripes: Former Navy QB Keenan Reynolds

This week, Price Atkinson is joined by former Navy record-setting Quarterback and 2015 American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year Keenan Reynolds. Now before Price chats with Kennan, he starts off this week’s podcast by recapping what happened last weekend in Service Academy Football and gives out his weekly game ball. Up next is his conversation with Keenan as they discuss his time playing quarterback at Navy. Price touches on how Keenan set the bar high for quarterback play at Navy, why Air Force was a tough place to play for Keenan, and how he made the transition from quarterback to wide receiver. Plus, Price wraps up this week’s podcast with “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring a former Army track and field athlete killed in the line of duty September 12, 2016 in Iraq. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

48mins

20 Sep 2017

Rank #7

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Yards & Stripes: Former Army HC Bobby Ross

This week, Price Atkinson is joined by former Army head coach Bobby Ross who talks about his time serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and how special it was for him to return to West Point as their head football coach. He also chats about the storied history of Army football and the traditions that he tried to carry on, the impact the Iraq War on the program and how it was more difficult to rebuild during that time as opposed to his time coaching at The Citadel during the Vietnam War, coaching against Air Force’s Fisher DeBerry, and so much more. Price also hands out his game ball from last week, recaps the games, and looks ahead to this weekend’s matchups as Army and Air Force head to the Big Ten while Navy gets the week off. Plus, Price wraps up this week’s podcast with “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring a former Navy men’s lacrosse standout killed in the line of duty September 21, 2010 in Afghanistan. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

1hr

13 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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Yards & Stripes: Former Air Force HC Fisher DeBerry

Week One is in the books! From Navy’s big win in Boca Raton over Florida Atlantic to both Army and Navy’s blowout wins, Price Atkinson recaps all of the action and hands out his first “Game Ball” of the season! Then, Price chats with legendary Air Force head coach and College Football Hall of Famer Fisher DeBerry about his career. The guys talk about the foundation of success that the Air Force Academy built around the triple option, what kept him in The Springs for 23 seasons instead of opting for other jobs, his close relationship with former AFA quarterback Dee Dowis and why his funeral was one of the toughest things he’s ever been through, and so much more. Plus, Price wraps up this week’s podcast with a special 9/11 edition of “Faces Of The Fallen” honoring ALL of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and he previews next week’s games. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Google Play

55mins

6 Sep 2017

Rank #9

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Yards & Stripes: Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo and Army beat writer Sal Interdonato

On this episode of Yards and Stripes: Service Academy Football, Price Atkinson is joined by Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo and Army beat writer for the Times Herald-Record Sal Interdonato. Now before the interviews, Price gives you an update on what’s going on with the Air Force, Army, and Navy football programs. All three programs are in full preparations for their first game and Price tells you how things are looking for all three teams. Then Price welcomes in Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo to discuss his football team heading into this season. They discuss the lost to Army last season, safety Alohi Gillman’s decision to transfer, Showtime show, quarterback Zach Abey, and his preparations for their first game against Florida Atlantic. Following the conversation with Niumatalolo, Sal Interdonato of the Times Herald-Record joins Price to discuss the upcoming season for Army. They discuss the win by Army over Navy last year, what defections did Army have this summer, and what’s Army key game on their schedule outside of Navy and Air Force games. Plus, Price wraps up this week’s podcast by honoring a fallen former student-athlete and let’s you know what to expect on next week’s podcast. Follow Yards & Stripes on Twitter: @YardsandStripes Like Yards & Stripes on Facebook: @YardsandStripes  Subscribe to Yards & Stripes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play

54mins

23 Aug 2017

Rank #10