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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.

Quick September 2 practice blog

Army is getting back to full strength, at least on the practice field. Senior guard Steve Shumaker, senior safety Hayden Pierce and senior James Kelly dressed and participated in practice after missing time due to injury the past few weeks. Guards Stefan Moreau, Lofi Tamasese and Jaryn Villegas have also returned to the practice field. [...]

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Buffalo week: Coach Monken press conference

Army coach Jeff Monken answered some questions about the offensive line’s health and the team’s quarterback situation during his weekly press conference heading into the Black Knights’ season opener against Buffalo Saturday. Here are some excerpts: On the team’s preseason injuries “We got a team that’s been banged up. We’ve been in and out of [...]

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Number changes

Some Army players have changed their numbers for games. Here’s a list of the players: RB: Joe Walker was 22 now 5 RB: Lawrence Scott was 20 now 4 RB: Elijah St. Hilaire was 29 now 30 WR: DeAndre Bell was 15 now 84 WR: John Trainor was 87 now 89 TE: Eddy Ruzga was [...]

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Depth chart: Buffalo

Here’s Army’s official depth chart for its season opener against Buffalo on Saturday at Michie Stadium: Eight freshmen are listed on the two-deep. Offense QB: Angel Santiago, Sr.; A.J. Schurr, Jr. FB: Larry Dixon, Sr.; Matt Giachinta, Jr. RB: Terry Baggett, Sr.; Raymond Maples, Sr.; Trenton Turrentine, Sr. RB: Tony Giovannelli, Sr.; Joe Walker, Soph. [...]

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Santiago on starting against Buffalo

Senior quarterback Angel Santiago will start his second straight season opener when Army hosts Buffalo on Sept. 6 at Michie Stadium. There’s been plenty of change at West Point since Santiago led Army to a 28-12 win over Morgan State last August. The Black Knights have a new coaching staff and a new attitude under [...]

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August 29 scrimmage blog

What a difference almost a week makes. After being outplayed by the scout team in a scrimmage last Saturday, the players, who Army will send out against Buffalo for its opener on Sept. 6, came out with a purpose on Friday night. Army’s travel squad had a dominant performance on both sides of the ball. [...]

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August 28 practice blog

Bryce Holland entered his freshman season at Army with a goal in mind. Holland, a center and one of Army’s top recruits from Chandler, Ariz, wanted to play in a game his plebe year. Holland’s goal might be achieved earlier than he thought. Injuries caused Holland to move from second-team center to first-team left guard [...]

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Santiago to start against Buffalo

Army coach Jeff Monken said senior Angel Santiago will open the season as his starting quarterback when the Black Knights host Buffalo on Sept. 6 at Michie Stadium. The decision doesn’t come as a surprise. Santiago started preseason camp on August 4 at the top of the depth chart and has worked with the first [...]

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Updated freshmen weights

The Army Athletics website updated weights for freshmen football players. Here’s a breakdown of the players’ weights and what they were originally listed as. One note: Freshman tackle Patrick Joseph is no longer listed on the team’s roster. Offensive linemen: G Joe Tustin 302 (285); G Jaryn Villegas 294 (275); C Bryce Holland 265  (260); [...]

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August 25 practice blog

Army didn’t start its offensive or defensive portions of practice until every player did 90 up-downs for the team’s graded effort in Saturday’s scrimmage. The offense completed its punishment on Howze Field and were given a short break midway through. While, the defense finished its up-downs at Michie Stadium. Punters, kickers and long snappers also [...]

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