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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.

Fordham week: Coach Monken press conference

Jeff Monken didn’t call Ahmad Bradshaw and A.J. Schurr into his office to break the news on Monday. Monken said the players determined on their own who won the competition to be Army’s starting quarterback. Bradshaw, who practiced with the first-team offense for most of the preseason, was named the starter for Army’s opener against [...]

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Bradshaw named starting quarterback

As expected, sophomore quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw was officially named Army’s starting quarterback by coach Jeff Monken Monday. Bradshaw, who had received most of the first-team snaps in the preseason, will make his college debut Friday night in Army’s season opener against Fordham at Michie Stadium. He brings a quick open-field burst that hasn’t been seen [...]

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Steelman released by Ravens

Trent Steelman’s NFL dreams were put on hold Monday morning when the former Army quarterback was cut the Baltimore Ravens. Steelman was signed on August 1 as a slot receiver by the Ravens. He had one catch for 18 yards in Baltimore’s second preseason game against the Eagles on August 22. Didn’t see Steelman play [...]

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Recruiting: Jersey RB, track athlete commits

Army picked up a commitment from Stefone Moore-Green, a senior running back from Paul VI High School in Haddon Township, N.J., over the weekend. Moore-Green tweeted that he was also committing to Army for track and field.  He averaged 9.7 yards per carry as a junior and rushed for 563 yards and four touchdowns, according [...]

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August 28 practice blog

My apologies for not posting this earlier. Coach Jeff Monken had his team practice under the lights of Michie Stadium Friday night to prepare the players for Army’s opener, a 7 p.m. kickoff against Fordham this Friday. A group of first-team players were held out of scrimmage-like conditions. Monken and his staff showed the team [...]

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Depth chart: Fordham

Army released an updated depth chart for its opener against Fordham next Friday at Michie Stadium. Cornerback Josh Jenkins is listed as a starter but the junior has not practiced in the preseason due to injury. Junior Steven Johnson has taken first-team snaps all preseason and is expected to start in Jenkins’ place. Sophomore Ahmad [...]

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August 27 practice blog

Don’t expect an announcement on Army’s starting quarterback until early next week. Coach Jeff Monken said he wants to evaluate Friday’s scrimmage before naming his starter for the opener against Fordham on Sept. 4. That’s only seven days away. Sophomore Ahmad Bradshaw is still working with the first team. Senior A.J. Schurr is getting his [...]

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Kelvin White on Sean Callahan and brotherhood

Kelvin White was gracious enough to spend 10 minutes after Wednesday’s practice with me, talking about one of the most difficult days of his life. In my years of covering the team, I’ve had the opportunity to interview some engaging and passionate players. Steve Anderson, a two-time captain, is the first that comes to mine. [...]

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August 26 practice blog

Army stretched under the direction of strength and conditioning coach Tim Caron. The team gathered together for its, “Beat Fordham” chant and players went off to their assignments for the special teams portion of practice. Jeff Monken and his staff were coaching up players with their usual intensity. The only change in practice Wednesday was [...]

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Freshman QB James leaves West Point

William James, a promising true freshman quarterback, tweeted Wednesday afternoon that he has received his release from Army. James, who played at Morgan Park High in Chicago last fall, had been absent from practices recently, pointing to his departure. He originally committed to Army during a January visit. James decommitted from Army, committed to Air [...]

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