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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.

Brandon Jackson game set for April 15 at Michie Stadium

The New York Police Department’s Finest and the Blue Flames of Philadelphia’s Police Department will play a football game in honor of late Army football player Brandon Jackson on April 15 at Michie Stadium. Jackson, a West Point cadet and starting cornerback, died in a single-car accident on Sept. 11, 2016. Morna Davis, Jackson’s mother, [...]

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Practice blog: March 25

Army shifted its practice to Shea Stadium due to men’s and women’s lacrosse games at Michie Stadium. The session was the first full pads practice of the spring. Army practiced in “scrimmage-like” conditions for four and half out of the 18 periods. The following were among the players that didn’t practice: RB Jordan Asberry; LB [...]

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Recruiting: Why top commit Trevor Gear isn’t headed to West Point

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (Ga.) running back Trevor Gear, one of the top commits in Army’s 2017 class, has reopened his recruiting after being told Tuesday that he will not be admitted into the academy. Gear said he received a phone call from Army coach Jeff Monken with the news. He was told a background [...]

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Spring practice blog: March 21

Army spring practice started with words of caution from coach Jeff Monken. Monken said he will be cutting down the number of practice reps for his experienced players in an effort to avoid injury. Quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw, fullbacks Andrew Davidson and Darnell Woolfolk, offensive lineman Rick Kurz and Brett Toth, defensive end John Voit and [...]

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2017 Spring Practice Central: Special teams under watchful eye, QB talk, Washle ready

One of more interesting position battles this spring figures to be at kicker with all of the struggles during the 2016 season. Special teams, as a whole, will be examined this spring, coach Jeff Monken said. Monken said there’s uncertainty at punter and long snapper and hopes 15 spring practices, beginning Tuesday, will sort things. [...]

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Roster updates: Campbell departs, McGue to slotback

Tyler Campbell, a game-breaking sophomore slotback, has left Army’s football team, coach Jeff Monken. Monken, who will open his fourth spring practice at West Point Tuesday, said he isn’t sure that Campbell, a starter in 11 games last season, is going to remain at the academy. Campbell rushed for 326 yards and averaged 9.6 yards [...]

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McNary’s new NFL home: Jacksonville

Josh McNary is staying in the AFC South. McNary, a 2011 West Point graduate, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent Thursday. Army’s all-time sack leader played his first four seasons with the Colts. McNary made eight starts at inside linebacker in 49 games for Indianapolis. In 2016, McNary led the Colts [...]

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Recruiting: Florida kicker Billy Mitchell on his commitment

Billy Mitchell was offered by Army in April 2016. But, Mitchell didn’t consider Army an option until he visited the campus three weeks ago. To appease his parents, Mitchell, a kicker from American Heritage High in Delray Beach, Fla., agreed to take this visit. People’s perceptions of West Point gave Mitchell a negative impression of [...]

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Pro Day thoughts

College football programs are judged on wins and losses. Army is on the rise after an eight-win season in 2016. Further proof of that may be the turnout of NFL teams at Army’s Pro Day Friday. Five teams – Jets, Chiefs, Colts, Falcons and 49ers – sent scouts to West Point. And, while the number [...]

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Recruiting: Holy Cross DE Mike Taylor on Army offer

Mike Taylor is counting down the days until April 10. That’s when Taylor, a junior defensive end from Holy Cross (N.Y.), will take an unofficial visit to West Point. Taylor received an offer from Army safeties coach John Loose in January and recently announced the opportunity to play at West Point on social media. “It’s [...]

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