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Check out the second episode of “A Game of Honor,” CBS’s online “docu-drama” on the Army and Navy football programs. Then, scroll a bit to get the need-to-knows for Saturday’s three service academy games. Fordham (1-6) at Army (2-5), 3:30 p.m. On the tube: CBS Sports Network (Gary Thorne, Randy Cross) On the sideline: Army quarterback Trent Steelman, whose consecutive-start streak will end at 33 games, according to an Army release. Senior Max Jenkins gets the start, with freshman Angel Santiago expected to see some time under center. On the radar: Snow. Maybe. Forecasts call for the ever-popular “wintry mix”…

The Washington Post is reporting that Navy safety De’Von Richardson was kicked out of the Naval Academy for academic reasons. The sophomore started the team’s last nine games after senior Emmett Merchant was injured. He made 55 tackles, and his lone interception of the year came against Notre Dame. Losing Richardson is especially painful for Navy as it loses senior safety and team leader Wyatt Middleton to graduation. Richardson’s best game came in Navy’s bowl loss to San Diego State, where he made a career-high seven tackles.

Here’s a quick video of Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs after the Midshipmen’s win this past Saturday. He’s now a man on a mission to get Navy to 10 wins. [brightcove video=”710865212001″ /] And here’s video of Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo’s press conference after the game. [brightcove video=”710865209001″ /] Added Bonus: Quotes from Navy’s senior offensive tackle Jeff Battipaglia and sophomore slotback John Howell. [brightcove video=”711320662001″ /]

Annapolis Capital sports scribe Bill Wagner is profiling many of Navy’s seniors in the lead up to this Saturday’s Army-Navy game. He profiled do-everything-quarterback Ricky Dobbs, who will be included on a short list of Navy’s greatest all-time players. What’s most interesting in Wagner’s piece, though, is how close Navy came to losing the “Magic Man.” You can read the whole article here, but these are some of the highlights: • Dobbs didn’t start at quarterback when he enrolled at the Naval Academy Prep School. Coaches played him at first at fullback, and Dobbs wasn’t happy. Navy was the only…

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