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Sal Interdonato

Award-winning writer Sal Interdonato has been on the Army football beat since 2007. He’ll take you inside the huddle and into the lives of the Black Knights.

2015 home kickoff times released

Army has announced all five of its Saturday home games will kick off at noon. The Black Knights host Wake Forest (Sept. 19) and Duke (Oct. 10) of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Division I-AA Bucknell (Oct. 17), Tulane (Nov. 14) of the American Athletic Conference & Rutgers (Nov. 21) of the Big Ten. Army opens [...]

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Mooney to sign with Falcons

Former Army fullback Collin Mooney will sign a two-year contract with the Falcons Monday. Mooney had a tryout with the Falcons earlier this week. He spent two years with the Titans.  Mooney played in two games in 2012, rushing for 19 yards in the Titans’ season finale. He appeared in 12 games, making four starts [...]

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Maples heading to Packers rookie mini-camp

Raymond Maples has his NFL shot. Maples, the sixth-leading rusher in Army history, accepted an invitation Saturday night to attend Packers rookie mini-camp, which runs from May 7-10. He received permission from his base commander at Ft. Benning, Ga. Thursday to attend a mini-camp if offered. “Regardless of what happens, I’m just more than thankful [...]

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Maples could get NFL call this weekend

Former Army running back Raymond Maples is receiving interest from the Packers, Seahawks and Raiders prior to tonight’s NFL draft, according to his agent Scott Bergman. Bergman said he expects Maples to receive calls this weekend, offering the two-time 1,000-yard Army rusher an opportunity to attend rookie mini-camp. As of 7 a.m. Thursday morning, Maples [...]

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Repost blog: Jay Bateman on Josh Jenkins, defense

Caught up with Army defensive coordinator Jay Bateman before the end of spring practice. Here are his thoughts on sophomore cornerback Josh Jenkins and some other key players for the 2015 season: How good can Army sophomore cornerback Josh Jenkins be? Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman thinks if Jenkins keeps progressing he can be an all-American [...]

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Recruiting: Top North Carolina QB offered

Army has recruited the Charlotte, N.C. area well since Jeff Monken took over as coach in December 2013. Independence senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins is a member of Army’s 2015 recruiting class. The Black Knights hope to add another Charlotte quarterback in 2016. Army offered Mallard Creek junior James Smith Tuesday. Smith, who is 5-foot-11 and [...]

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Coaching staff connection led James back to Army

William James is happy to be a Black Knight. James can’t wait to start Army football preseason camp in August and compete at quarterback. Just two weeks ago, James, a senior at Morgan Park High in Chicago, was being pulled in another direction. James tweeted that he wasn’t attending Army after committing to the academy [...]

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Roster update: Spring cuts

Sophomore fullback Chasen Brown is among 21 players, who are no longer listed on Army’s online roster, and have apparently been cut or left the team. Brown, who was moved from linebacker this spring, had three carries for 33 yards in Army’s spring game Saturday. Freshman Seth Gonzales, one of three quarterbacks who participated in [...]

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Giachinta, Timpf 2015 captains

Army players were handed slips of paper and asked to write their top two picks for captains of the 2015 team. Position and class didn’t matter. When the votes were tallied, senior fullback Matt Giachinta and junior linebacker Jeremy Timpf were selected as captains by their peers. It’s honor that Giachinta, who grew up in [...]

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VIDEO: Coach Monken post-spring press conference

For your viewing pleasure, here’s the start of Army coach Jeff Monken’s postgame press conference from Tuesday.  

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