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Mids Insider: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Warm Welcome in Columbus

Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo thanked Ohio State and its fans for showing the Midshipmen such hospitality and respect during their short trip to Columbus, their first visit since 1931. And indeed, the Buckeyes tried their best to welcome Navy fans....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  September 5, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More on the Two-Point Conversion Attempt

Here's what Coach Ken Niumatalolo and quarterback Ricky Dobbs had to say about the two-point conversion attempt that went awry at the end of the game. Ohio State linebacker Brian Rolle intercepted Dobbs's pass and returned it 99 yards for...

By Camille Powell  |  September 5, 2009; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gameday: Navy at Ohio State

Greetings from Ohio Stadium, which is filling up with scarlet-clad fans -- save for the small section behind one of the end zones which is filled with Midshipmen, dressed in white. I walked around the stadium two hours before the...

By Camille Powell  |  September 5, 2009; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Last Time: Ohio State 31, Navy 28 (1981)

I'm flying out to Columbus today, so I'll leave you with this before I go. Be sure to sign up for the Insider's Twitter feed -- I'll post short updates and observations from Ohio Stadium, and possibly some pictures, if...

By Camille Powell  |  September 4, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Navy vs. Ohio State, by the Numbers

How Navy stacks up against Ohio State IN THE STANDS Average crowd, all games (2008) Navy: 37,521 Ohio State: 89,958 Home stadium capacity Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium: 34,000 Ohio Stadium: 102,329 ON THE ROSTER High school all-Americans (Parade or USA...

By Camille Powell  |  September 4, 2009; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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More on Ricky Dobbs

Quarterback Ricky Dobbs is everywhere this morning. Here's the story I wrote about Ricky Dobbs for today's paper, and here's the link to the YouTube video I referenced in the story. The Washington Times also took a look at Dobbs,...

By Camille Powell  |  September 4, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mids' Middleton, Buckeyes' Russell Reunited on the Field

Wyatt Middleton has a lot in common with Anderson Russell. Both were standout football players and solid students at Marist School in Atlanta. Both come from athletic, accomplished families. (Check out the story I wrote about Middleton and his family...

By Camille Powell  |  September 3, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gee Gee's Debut

Navy freshman slotback and kick returner Gee Gee Greene is not sure how he's going to respond when he steps into Ohio Stadium and sees the crowd of more than 100,000 people on Saturday morning. "I've never been in a...

By Camille Powell  |  September 3, 2009; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Prepping for Terrelle Pryor

One of the biggest challenges for Navy is trying to prepare for Ohio State's dynamic quarterback, sophomore Terrelle Pryor. The 6-foot-6, 235 pound Pryor ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds this summer, leading Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo to call...

By Camille Powell  |  September 3, 2009; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Record Crowd at the Horseshoe?

Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel said during his weekly press conference on Tuesday that there could be a record crowd at Saturday's game. (The Ohio Stadium record is 105,711, set on Oct. 25, 2008, against Penn State.) "It's going to...

By Camille Powell  |  September 3, 2009; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Playing at Ohio State 'Is a Different Deal'

Over the past three seasons, Navy has faced a handful of nationally ranked teams from major conferences and played in front of big crowds at Notre Dame and at the Army-Navy game. So how will Saturday's game at No. 6...

By Camille Powell  |  September 2, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Still Searching for a Place Kicker

One position is still up for grabs: sophomore Jon Teague and junior Joe Buckley continue to battle to be Navy's place kicker. (Here's a short story I wrote about the kicking game last month.) Teague has the stronger leg —...

By Camille Powell  |  September 2, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Welcome to Mids Insider

Welcome to Mids Insider, the Post's new blog about Navy football. My name is Camille Powell; I'm the beat writer, and will be the main person posting on this blog, though college sports editor Matt Bonesteel will assist from time...

By Camille Powell  |  September 2, 2009; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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