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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.

2016 captains: Jeremy Timpf, Andrew King

Junior linebackers Jeremy Timpf and Andrew King were voted as captains for the 2016 season by their teammates Saturday. Timpf is the first Army player to be named captain in his junior and senior year since linebacker Steve Anderson in 2009-10. He led the team with 117 tackles in 2014 and tied King for the [...]

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Black-Gold Game blog: Black (Offense) 56, Gold (Defense) 38

Six fullbacks accounted for more than 220 rushing yards to lead Black (offense) to a win over Gold (defense) before more than 2,000 fans at Michie Stadium. Junior Aaron Kemper led Black with 10 carries for 56 yards and 7-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Freshman Malik Crossdale gained 49 yards on 10 carries. Freshman [...]

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Recruiting: Junior Day/Black-Gold Game visitors

Montour (Pa.) lineman Roman Macek is making the trip to West Point for two reasons this weekend. Macek will be attending Army’s Junior Day as a recruit and watching his brother, Cole, a freshman fullback, play in the Black-Gold Game Saturday. Other high school junior players expected to be in attendance are LaSalle Academy (R.I.) [...]

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April 26 practice blog: Spring Game update

Saturday’s Black-Gold Game will be played as an offense vs. defense scrimmage, coach Jeff Monken said after Tuesday’s practice. Monken cited the lack of healthy offensive linemen and outside linebackers as part of the reason for the change. Army had fielded separate teams each with offense, defense and special teams in Monken’s first two spring [...]

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Spring Scrimmage Blog: April 23

Freshman linebacker Gibby Gibson said the defense’s focus was simple for Army’s second scrimmage of the spring. Gibson’s unit wanted to play fast and play hard. Mission accomplished Saturday at Howze Field. Freshman cornerback Michael Reynolds’ 25-yard pick six on the second series set the tempo. The defense seemed to be one step of the [...]

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McNary, Villanueva among Black-Gold Game honorary captains

Colts linebacker Josh McNary and Steelers tackle Ali Villanueva will return to West Point on opposite sidelines. McNary and Villanueva are among 10 former Army football players selected by coach Jeff Monken to be honorary captains for the Black-Gold Game next Saturday (April 30) at Michie Stadium. McNary will be joined on the Black team [...]

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Recruiting: Jolicoeur has Army, Navy, Air Force attention

Village Academy (Fla.) defensive back Rodley Jolicoeur has three Division I-A offers. All three offers are from service academies – Army, Air Force and Navy. Navy was the first to offer Jolicoeur in early March. Jolicoeur received an offer from Army Monday. Air Force didn’t wait long to show its interest, offering Jolicoeur Tuesday. Jolicoeur [...]

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Spring practice blog: April 19

Junior defensive end Shawn Lemoto earned the honor of breaking Army’s team huddle after practice. Lemoto split a double team and tackled fullback Cole Macek in the end zone for a safety on final snap of practice. “He did a great job,” Monken said. “It was nice to see him make a play.” Army is [...]

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Spring practice: Kicker breakdown

Saturday’s scrimmage was the first chance for Army’s kickers to perform in game-like conditions. Junior Mitchell Howard, freshman Nick Schrage and sophomore Avery Walas attempted field goals during the scrimmage. Only Walas, a walk-on, was successful from 37 yards out. Walas’ kick had a good 10 yards to spare. Howard and Schrage were both short [...]

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Spring football scrimmage blog: April 16

The draw play was going nowhere. Fullback Cole Macek ran into the back of an Army offensive lineman. Macek, who was converted from linebacker earlier this week, didn’t quit and turned nothing into a 3-yard gain. “That’s a positive play for us,” Army coach Jeff Monken said after his team’s first scrimmage of the spring. [...]

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