Browsing: Marine Corps

Ricky Dobbs’ final home game for Navy was a memorable one. The senior quarterback passed for a touchdown and ran for three more while rolling up 318 total yards, a career high, and led Navy to a 35-19 victory over Arkansas State at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Dobbs is part of a historic senior class that was recognized prior to the game. The 23 Navy seniors have won 33 games overall, including two memorable wins against Notre Dame. The seniors won three Commander-in-Chief’s Trophies, never lost to Army and appeared in four consecutive bowl games. “These guys have done a lot,”…

Northern Illinois University defensive end Jake Coffman’s fourth-quarter interception sealed the Huskies’ 28-21 win against Central Michigan on Saturday, and helped earn the former Marine the MAC West Defensive Player of the Week award. Coffman, a senior, also had one and a half tackles for a loss and a sack in the victory. Coffman’s interception came on Central Michigan’s final drive of the game. The Broncos had moved the ball deep into Northern Illinois territory, putting themselves in position to tie the game. Coffman ended the threat with his pick at the 12-yard line. At age 26, Coffman is the…

ARLINGTON, Va. — Air Force 2nd Lt. Jacob Bradosky cruised across the National Mall and streaked into the lead at the infamous 20-mile marker to win the Marine Corps Marathon in 2 hours 23 minutes and 30 seconds, giving airmen a reason to brag come Monday morning at joint bases across the Defense Department. Bradosky beat a field of 30,000 racers that included 4,385 active duty service members on an unseasonably warm Halloween morning in the National Capital region. Janet Cherobon, a Kenya native who is studying for American citizenship, won the women’s division in 2:39:16. Navy Lt. Gina Slaby,…

There’s a new sheriff in town for the New York Mets, and it’s a guy who has been in sticky situations before — Sandy Alderson, the former A’s, Padres and Major League Baseball executive. Alderson served four years as a Corps officer, including a tour of Vietnam. The Associated Press reported Thursday that Alderson would be introduced the Mets’ general manager as soon as Friday. Speculation has centered on Alderson for the past few days. Alderson was GM in Oakland from 1983-97. His team won three American League pennants and captured the World Series in 1989. He faces a challenge…

Lt. Brendan Looney, a Navy SEAL and former standout lacrosse player at the Naval Academy, was buried yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery next his best friend, Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion. Looney, 29, was one of nine service members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Sept. 21. Looney and Manion were roommates at the Naval Academy, where they were members of the class of 2004. Like Looney, Manion was an athlete at the academy, where he wrestled. In 2007, Manion was killed by a sniper in Iraq. Manion was laid to rest in Pennsylvania. But upon hearing the news…

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Reggie Lownde holds a Cobra helicopter tail rotor, painted in Washington Redskins colors, for Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb to sign Wednesday after the team’s training camp practice at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. Lownde is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. There’s picture of the front of the blade here. According to TBD.com, Lownde asked to keep the rotor from an AH-1 after it was destined for the scrap yard in Iraq. A fellow Marine painted in Redskins colors, and this week he made the trip to Redskins camp to get it autographed.

Earlier this week I interviewed UFC middleweight Brian Stann about his victory over Mike Massenzio at UFC on Versus 2 on Sunday. It’s for an article in the upcoming print edition of Marine Corps Times that hits newsstands Monday, and it will run alongside a co-worker’s story on Sgt. George Lockhart, an instructor at the Corps’ Martial Arts School of Excellence who helped Stann and UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones make weight for their fights. So go buy a newspaper on Monday. Please. Until then, here’s some other tidbits from my talk with Stann, as well as some quotes from…

The UFC has announced the final 28 contestants who will to try to punch, kick and choke their onto season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter, and a former Marine is among those vying to get in the house. In the Spike TV video below, Mike “The Marine” Richman gives a quick background on his four years in the Corps, which he says included  three tours in Iraq. Richman says he left the Marines to pursue his MMA career, which stands at a perfect 7-0 according to Sherdog.com. Fast-forward to 3:33 if you’re uninterested in meeting the rest of the cast.…

Sometimes, it’s how you win. Former Marine Brian Stann needed a victory in a bad way last night to keep his UFC career moving forward. He got the win, and in doing so proved he’s more than a one-dimensional striker. Stann submitted Mike Massenzio — a more experienced ground fighter — at UFC on Versus 2 to win his debut in the 185-pound weight class. The win via triangle choke was Stann’s first career victory by submission, and helped him bounce back from a tough loss to wrestling specialist Phil Davis back in February. Making the win all the more…

1 4 5 6 7 8 10
css.php