Loss of Hampton doomed Navy Premium Story

Brian Hampton (AP Photo/Bob Child)
Brian Hampton (AP Photo/Bob Child)
By Chris Swezey

Date: Oct 17, 2006

Trying to explain how much losing Brian Hampton hurt Navy on Saturday brought me to a passage from John Feinstein's book "The Last Amateurs." Then-Navy basketball coach Don DeVoe delayed announcing a captain in 1998-99 because his three seniors had violated a team rule, I believe regarding drinking (they had been caught celebrating the 21st birthday of one of the players).

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