Cadets fall to Navy

Army surrendered a nice lead in the second half today in a 62-56 loss to Navy in Annapolis. Not a good afternoon for first-year head coach Zack Spiker:

Army coach Zack Spiker
Army head coach Zack Spiker and the Black Knights will look for some revenge against Navy on Feb. 20 at West Point. (Photo: Danny Wild/USMA)

Tonight I’m headed up to West Point for the Army-UCONN hockey game — the cadets blanked the Huskies on Friday, 5-0, so I’m hoping for more of the same tonight. Army drew a pretty big crowd last night so I’m looking forward to a loud Tate Rink. Puck drops at 7 pm… photos to follow.

Tate Rink
Army hosts UCONN this weekend for two games at Tate Rink. (Photo: Danny Wild/USMA)

And totally unrelated, Rick Ankiel signed a pretty huge one-year contract with Kansas City this week, leaving the organization that helped him turn around his remarkable career. He had a good season a couple years ago, but — and I admit, I really like Rick, he had a pretty crummy year in 2009… .231-11-38 in 122 games for St. Louis. And that earned him a $3.25 million deal from the Royals, who are in no position to be dropping that kind of cash on a struggling outfielder. Build around Greinke, jeez…

Rick Ankiel
Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel, a converted starting pitching for St. Louis, signed a one-year deal with Kansas City this week. (Photo: Danny Wild/MLB.com)

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