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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.

VIDEO: Edgar Poe on Temple opener

Edgar Poe and Army’s 2015 season ended with a 21-17 loss to Navy at Lincoln Financial Field last December. Poe and the Black Knights return to the Philadelphia stadium for their 2016 opener. Army is 0-13 in games played at the Linc. The past isn’t on the senior wide receiver’s mind as he prepares to [...]

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Coach Monken presser: Temple week

Here are some takeaways from Army coach Jeff Monken’s press conference Tuesday ahead of the team’s season opener at Temple Friday: Junior safety Rhyan England practiced Monday and Monken expects the two-year starter to play Friday. Junior Ahmad Bradshaw is Army’s starting quarterback. Sophomore Chris Carter, “continues to improve.” after battling hamstring injury early in [...]

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Depth chart: Temple

Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Carter are listed as co-starters at quarterbacks on Army’s official depth chart for its season opener at Temple Friday night. Last week, coach Jeff Monken said Bradshaw, who started seven games including the season opener in 2015, was likely to the nod but didn’t role out Carter playing in the game. [...]

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Update: Steven Johnson

Senior cornerback and projected starter Steven Johnson’s status is unclear for Army’s opener at Temple on Sept. 2. Johnson, a Newburgh Free Academy graduate, has been sidelined with a knee injury. “I think he’s going to come back,” Monken said. “We haven’t said it’s definitely a surgery and this is a long-term deal. It’s not [...]

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Monken: Bradshaw likely starting QB

Ahmad Bradshaw is expected to be Army’s starting quarterback when the Black Knights open up the 2016 season at Temple next Friday (Sept. 2). Coach Jeff Monken said after Thursday’s practice that, “right now, Ahmad is likely to be the starting quarterback.” Bradshaw would be making his eighth career start and second straight on opening [...]

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Recruiting: Three-sport Virginia athlete picks Army

Sean Eckert helped Westfield win the Virginia 6A state championship last fall. Eckert, a 6-foot-4 wide receiver, was a member of Westfield’s state champion basketball team as a junior. In the spring, Eckert plays midfield for Westfield’s lacrosse team. The three-sport athlete will continue his athletic career on the football field. Eckert committed to Army [...]

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Future schedules: Syracuse series announced

Donovan McNabb was Syracuse’s quarterback the last time Army played the Orange. Twenty years later, the two Division I-A New York programs, separated by 218 miles, have agreed to meet again. Army announced Sunday a four-game series with Syracuse from 2023-26. The series includes games at Michie Stadium on Sept. 21, 2024 and Sept. 26, [...]

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August 20 Scrimmage recap

Sophomore slotback Tyler Campbell caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Chris Carter and blocked a punt in Army’s second preseason scrimmage Saturday. But, maybe, the most key statistics of the scrimmage were no injuries and just one fumble by the offense. Junior safety Rhyan England and sophomore cornerback Marcus Hyatt were among the players, who [...]

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August 17 practice blog

Army’s starting quarterback competition could indeed come down to junior Ahmad Bradshaw and sophomore Chris Carter. Bradshaw returned to practice Wednesday after missing Tuesday due to an undisclosed Academy administrative issue. Link: http://bit.ly/2beD5yn Carter practiced for the first time since August 1. He’s not at full speed quite yet but Carter said it felt good to [...]

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August 16 practice blog

Freshman quarterbacks Malik McGue and Joey Benden received plenty of reps during Army’s first preseason practice since classes started at West Point. Junior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw wasn’t at practice. Bradshaw has left the team http://bit.ly/2b2YYP8 The following players did not participate in practice: QB Chris Carter; DE Jordan Smith; CB Steven Johnson; S Max Regan; [...]

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