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2016 Schedule
1st in American Athletic - West
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4dJohn Wilmhoff

Countdown to college football: 11 days

With just 11 days until the first full week of the 2016 college football season, we look back at Navy's school-record 11 wins last season.

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17dRichard Johnson

Countdown to college football: 24 days

As the countdown to the first full week of college football continues, we take a look at one of the game's most historic rivalries: the Army-Navy game.

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21dBrian Fremeau

No mo: 10 teams with minimal momentum heading into 2016

Few things are as disappointing for a fan than seeing a fast start fade away. Here are 10 teams that fizzled down the stretch in 2015 and carry very little momentum into this fall.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said he believes the Big 12 will expand. While the current Big 12 schools must settle on additions and work out issues with network partners, Aresco said the league seems to be "more serious this time." Several AAC teams - Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, Tulane, UCF and USF - are considered potential Big 12 targets. "Here we go again," Aresco said during an ESPN event in Hartford on Tuesday. "It presents a new challenge. It's not a surprise. This has been two years in the making. We're going to have to deal with it."

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Army picked to keep it close again

The Army-Navy game is named by Phil Steele as one of the five best value bets of the 2016 season. Army has lost 14 straight in the series, but fell by less than a touchdown last season. Steele: Best value bets (Insider)

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Navy moves on from Reynolds era

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo must somehow replace Keenan Reynolds after a historic career. Niumatalolo is among the West Division coaches speaking at AAC media days from 9:45-10:30 a.m. ET. Full schedule

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Houston, South Florida are AAC favorites

Houston has a 34 percent chance to win the AAC, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. Just behind the Cougars is South Florida, with a 32 percent chance.

Niumatalolo knows Navy will miss Keenan Reynolds (1:02)
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30dPhil Steele

American forecast: Houston (probably) won't lose

Houston enjoyed unprecedented success in coach Tom Herman's first season. Can the Cougars keep it going? And who might challenge them from the American's East division?

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41dChris Low

College football's 10 unbreakable records

It's true that records are made to be broken, but these 10 might as well be written in ink. But ... if any players or team can come close to breaking them, it's these guys.

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The American's 12 most important players in 2016

The American made a splash as Houston and Temple enjoyed successful seasons. Both quarterbacks are back for those squads. Which other players are indispensable in the conference?

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Nine FBS assistants will participate this week in the NCAA Champion Forum, a professional development opportunity for minorities with head-coaching aspirations. They are: Iowa State's Louis Ayeni, Arizona's Tony Dews, Navy's Ivin Jasper, Washington's Jimmy Lake, Indiana's Deland McCullough, South Carolina's Bryan McClendon, Virginia Tech's Galen Scott, Tennessee's Larry Scott and North Carolina's Charlton Warren.

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AAC confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do coaches think 2016 will go in the AAC? Opposing coaches dish, anonymously, on why Greg Ward Jr. is dominant, how Temple is dangerous and much more from the American Athletic Conference.

Keenan Reynolds pays tribute to military heroes on Memorial Day (1:21)
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104dJamison Hensley

Navy secretary pushes for Reynolds to play in '16

If approved, Keenan Reynolds, a sixth-round pick of the Ravens, would fulfill his service commitment in the Navy Reserve, which would allow him to play full time in the NFL this season.

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Is Jamir Tillman Navy's newest Jedi?

Keenan Reynolds will hand his lightsaber to Tillman to maintain balance within the force of the Midshipmen's offense. It doesn't matter that Tillman is a WR in a triple option offense. May the No. 4s be with you

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117dJamison Hensley

Ravens take Reynolds, wait on Navy's decision

The Ravens and new draft pick Keenan Reynolds will both have to wait and see if the Navy will make the former Midshipmen quarterback honor his five-year service commitment.

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Keenan Reynolds faces position change

The Navy quarterback faces a service commitment and position switch to become a pro, but Reynolds is listed by Jeff Legwold among the non-combine players who could be drafted. Combine snubs

Team Stats

Passing Yards92.3127th
Rushing Yards319.23rd
Points For36.2Tied-24th
Points Against21.3Tied-26th