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By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
AP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford coach David Shaw sat his players down this week to make sure they understood this year's annual East Coast trip carries special meaning.
The matchup between No. 5 Stanford (1-0) and Army (1-1) at West Point on Saturday has a historical significance for the Cardinal and personal importance to Shaw.
In 1928, head coach and New York native Glenn ``Pop'' Warner took Stanford east of the Mississippi for the first time in a 26-0 loss against Army in front of some 86,000 fans at the old Yankee Stadium.
Shaw, whose father served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, also said about ``10 to 12'' of his current players - a roster with roots in 30 different states - have a family connection to the service academies.

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