Mark Beech is an editor at Sports Illustrated, where he spent nearly a decade covering college football. He is the author of the book When Saturday Mattered Most: The Last Golden Season of Army Football. He has also written about a wide range of other sports, including college basketball, horse racing and NASCAR. A second-generation West Point graduate, he spent five years as an officer in the U.S. Army before turning to journalism. He lives with his family in Westchester County, New York.