The U.S. Military Academy’s star quarterback, Ahmad Bradshaw, was investigated in 2014 after he was accused of raping a female cadet at West Point, according to internal documents reviewed by The Daily Beast on Friday. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the academy released a statement saying the allegations "were unfounded and the case was closed."
The last week of college football’s regular season is reserved for the truest of all amateur sporting events. With no other games this Saturday, teams from West Point and Annapolis take the field in Philadelphia before a captive national audience. The Army and Navy squads carry few — if any — NFL prospects, so the game is a true showcase for amateur competition on college football’s national stage.
(DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton, U.S. Navy/Released)
When they arrive at the Naval Academy, first-year midshipmen are given a pair of standard-issue dress shoes to shine, maintain, and wear almost every day for four years. That’s a lot of miles to walk in dress shoes — to classes, to parades, to meals. And while this is a problem for everyone, the impact has been most notable on the football field, according to The Washington Post.
U.S. Naval Academy football fans everywhere can rejoice this season, because the Midshipmen won’t just play on Saturdays, they’ll also be featured on Showtime Sports’ third iteration of A Season With — a series that chronicles a season behind the scenes with a sports team.
Navy and Air Force meet on the gridiron in Annapolis, Maryland, Saturday, Oct. 3, in what has become a great and competitive college football rivalry. This contest is the first game in the quest to win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, the triangular football series between the three major service academy teams: the U.S. Military Academy Black Knights, the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons. The winning team of the series is invited to the White House to meet the president and has bragging rights among the service academies for the next year.