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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.

Recruiting: Brown rethinking Army

Jarrell (Texas) senior quarterback Tony Brown still has Army on his list of possible football schools. But, Army may not be at the top of the Brown’s list. Brown, who became the first member of Army’s 2016 recruiting class in May, said in a message that he decommitted from the Black Knights on Monday. Brown [...]

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Staff notes: Spencer back, Bodine shift, Bagley returns

Army coach Jeff Monken confirmed earlier this week that Todd Spencer will return to coaching staff after year away from West Point. Spencer, who left for undisclosed reasons, is considered one of the best offensive line coaches in the triple-option system. He was hired by former Army coach Rich Ellerson as an assistant for the [...]

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UPDATE: Official 2015 freshman class

Army coach Jeff Monken announced the largest freshmen football class at West Point in recent memory Monday. A list of 79 freshmen was released as plebes reported for R-Day. Freshmen will begin Beast Barracks, cadet boot camp. Preseason football practice begins on August 3. Forty-nine of the freshmen attended Army Prep last year. Eleven are [...]

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Prospect camp: King commits, Harper, Gomez shine

Army coach Jeff Monken announced awards for the Black Knights’ second prospect camp following a four-hour workout. Joe King, a cornerback from The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., kept coming up and accepting awards. King had the best vertical jump (39 feet, four inches) and top broad jump (10 feet, 2 inches) at the camp. [...]

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2015 freshmen class

Linebacker Kenneth Brinson and safety James Gibson are among the freshmen expected to report for R-Day or Reception Day Monday at West Point. Brinson had a brilliant three-sport (football, wrestling and track and field) career at Marist High School in Atlanta. He chose Army over Stanford. Gibson comes to Army highly regarded and has a [...]

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Recruiting: King, Virgil join 2016 class

Jack King has his choice of service academies. Both Army and Navy offered King, a linebacker out of Providence High School in Charlotte, N.C., a chance to play football. Army was King’s first Football Bowl Subdivision offer in April. Navy followed earlier this month, possibly trying to sway King. Nothing was going to change King’s [...]

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Recruiting: Carolina WR on board

Chance Kennedy’s Father Day present might have caught his dad, Larry, by surprise. The first words Kennedy told his father Sunday was that he made his college decision. He’s going to West Point to play football. “I was going to commit in August,” said Kennedy, a slot receiver from South Mecklenburg High in Charlotte, N.C. [...]

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Michie Stadium update

The new Field Turf looked to be completely installed at Michie Stadium Friday. Army’s new logo was installed at midfield earlier this week. The painting of the end zones, sidelines and yardage marks still needs to be done. Only 43 more days until Army opens preseason practice on August 3.

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Fahnestock, Merritt, Myslinski, Tillar Army Hall of Fame inductees

Mike Fahnestock, one of Army’s best receivers, and offensive lineman Frank Merritt, Casimir Myslinski and were part of nine-member Army Sports Hall of Fame class, announced by the academy Thursday Fahnestock, a 1981 West Point graduate, still holds the record for the most receiving touchdowns (7) in a season (1980) and ranks fourth in career [...]

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Recruiting: Top LB picks Wisconsin

Army’s 2016 recruiting class was dealt a blow when Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) linebacker Dallas Jeanty verbally committed to Wisconsin Saturday. Jeanty showed a strong interest in Army and attended the team’s Junior Day and spring game in April. The linebacker had Army in his top three schools along with Miami (Fla.) and Oregon State at [...]

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