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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.

Rimington Trophy candidate Bryce Holland

Army’s Bryce Holland was among 63 players named to the Rimington Trophy watch list. The award is given to the nation’s top center. Holland started all 13 games for the nation’s No. 2 rushing team in 2016. Generally, returning starters automatically make the watch list. Holland is one to keep an eye on for the [...]

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Recruiting: Tennessee LB Ernst commits

Morgan Ernst put some serious thought into attending West Point and playing Army football after visiting the academy for Junior Day in mid-April. One month after the visit, the Webb (Tenn.) linebacker made up his mind. Ernst committed to Army on Saturday. “I was just tired of trying to run around and find all of [...]

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Future schedules: Four-game series with future FBS independent Liberty

President Donald Trump’s commencement speech at Liberty University included Army football and a tease Saturday. Trump listed Army as one of Liberty’s 12 football opponents for the 2018 season, its first as an Football Bowl Subdivision independent. The president said he may attend Liberty’s Sept. 8, 2018 game at Michie Stadium. Liberty announced a four-game [...]

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Future schedules update: North Texas games in 2018, 2019 off

Army and North Texas will be taking a two-year break for its original mutli-game series. North Texas announced that it will no longer play Army in 2018 (West Point) and 2019 (Denton, Texas). Army defeated North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl 38-31 in overtime last December after the Mean Green beat the Black [...]

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Debate: Should Service Academy Athletes go directly to pros

I’ve covered the Army football beat since 2007 and have written multiple times on the interpretation and the policy for service-academy athletes to pursue professional sports. Thought the policy put in place last summer was across the board the fairest for Army, Navy and Air Force. Athletes were permitted, as Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds did, [...]

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Future schedules: 2019 game at Michigan official

Army’s road game at Michigan, which was first reported back July 2015, is finally official. Michigan released their schedules for the 2018 and 2019 season Thursday. And, indeed, the Black Knights will be playing the Wolverines on Sept. 7, 2019 at The Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich. It will be the first game between [...]

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King gets his chance with 49ers

Andrew King finally received the phone call Sunday evening that the Army linebacker had been waiting for all weekend. A member of the San Francisco 49ers organization asked King if he would be interested in an invitation to participate in the team’s rookie mini-camp starting Thursday. King, a 2016 Army captain, replied with one word [...]

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Recruiting: Michigan lineman Drew Kraatz joins 2018 class

West Point has topped Drew Kraatz’s college list since the eighth grade. When Army assistant coach Tucker Waugh offered the Standish-Sterling (Mich.) junior lineman earlier this week, Kraatz wasted little time pledging to West Point. Kraatz committed to Army Thursday. “I got offered two days before,” said Kraatz, who is 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds. “I [...]

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Recruiting: Louisiana QB Walter Harris joins 2018 class

As soon as Walter Harris posted his commitment to Army on social media Saturday, a Navy assistant coach contacted the Northshore (La.) quarterback. Navy planned on visiting Harris Monday prior to his announcement. The assistant informed Harris that he still coming to see plan to him. “There wouldn’t be much that they could say to [...]

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The most improved players of the spring were…

Chandler Ramirez began his college football as an outside linebacker and a special teams player as a freshman. Coaches asked Ramirez to gain weight in a move to defensive end his sophomore season. The move didn’t work out as Ramirez couldn’t gain the weight required, prompting a return to outside linebacker this spring. Maybe that [...]

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