Sport: Start of a Tradition

High above the Hudson, Army practiced behind canvas-draped fences, and cadets bellowed fight songs that echoed through West Point's stern, grey buildings. At the Air Force Academy 2,000 miles away in Colorado Springs, the cadets whipped themselves up to such a pitch that they swarmed onto the practice field to shout encouragement at their startled team. For the first time, the new U.S. Air Force Academy was playing the U.S. Military Academy, and right from the start both schools were determined to make the series as memorable as Army-Navy.

The game lived up to...

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