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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.

Dixon, Bacon 2014 captains

Junior fullback Larry Dixon and junior safety Geoff Bacon were named captains for the 2014 season by head coach Jeff Monken at a team banquet Saturday night. Dixon and Bacon are both three-year starters and Army’s most experienced players their respective sides of the ball. They are both respected by their teammates. Talking to Dixon [...]

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Black and Gold game blog

Tony Giovannelli dislikes losing. Giovannelli’s been known to break XBox controllers when his Army teammates beat him in games in his room at West Point. Giovannelli was bothered by his Black team’s 20-14 loss in Army’s Black and Gold spring football game Saturday. But, Giovannelli saw gains by his teammates on the opposite side of [...]

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Five players who shined at Black and Gold game

When Jeff Monken and his staff look at the video from Army’s Black and Gold game, they will see some players, who stepped up on both sides of the ball. Here’s my take on five players, who shined during the spring game: 1. Freshman quarterback Matt Kaufmann. Some Army fans were ready to annoint Kaufmann [...]

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Black and Gold spring game: Why Angel Santiago did not play

Junior quarterback Angel Santiago, who started 11 games in 2013, sat out of Army’s Black and Gold game Saturday due to disciplinary reasons, coach Jeff Monken said. Monken said Santiago and two other unnamed football players were involved in a situation within his first few weeks as head coach in January. The situation was not [...]

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Spring depth chart: Defense

Here’s Army’s depth chart on defense prior to the Black & Gold game on Saturday: DE: Mike Ugenyi, Jr.; Ryan Alexander, Soph.; Evan Finnane, Fr. DT: Richard Glover, Jr.; T.J. Atimalala, Soph.; Ammon Tuimaunei, Fr. DE: Joe Drummond, Jr.; Jordan Smith, Fr.; Bobby Kough, Jr. OLB: Steve Ricciardi, Jr.; Addison Holstein, Jr. OLB: Derek Sanchez, [...]

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Spring depth chart: Offense

Here’s a look at depth chart on offense before Army’s Black & Gold game Saturday: QB: A.J. Schurr, Soph.; Angel Santiago, Jr.; Matt Kaufmann, Fr. FB: Larry Dixon, Jr.; Matt Giachinta, Soph.; Aaron Kemper, Fr.; PaulAndrew Rhoden, Fr. RB: Stephen Fraser, Jr.; Elijah St. Hilaire, Fr.; Jared Rogers, Soph.; Trenton Turrentine, Jr. RB: Tony Giovannelli, [...]

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2014 schedule update

CBS Sports Network released kickoff times for four 2014 Army home games at Michie Stadium and the Black Knights’ Nov. 8 game against UConn at Yankee Stadium. Games against Buffalo (Sept. 6), Ball State (Oct. 4), Rice (Oct. 11) and Fordham (Nov. 29) will start at noon at West Point. The UConn game is slated [...]

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Black and Gold Game rosters

Here are the rosters and coaching staffs for the Black & Gold Game, which will be held at noon Saturday at Michie Stadium. Note- * – injured, likely won’t play Black (first-team offense, second-team defense) Offense QB: 11 A.J. Schurr, 5 Cody Jackson FB: 26 Larry Dixon, 25 Aaron Kemper, 33 Richie Smith RB: 27 [...]

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April 16 practice blog

Fullback Matt Giachinta picked up a burst of steam through the line of scrimmage. Safety Geoff Bacon zeroed in on Giachinta, looking to make the big hit. Giachinta and Bacon collided. Giachinta won knocking Bacon sideways. “That was a good one,” Giachinta said. “We’ve been hitting out here and going pretty hard. Low man wins. [...]

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2014 recruiting class (Updated)

Army picked up a late commit in Cleveland (Tenn.) WR Tyler Davis this past weekend. Bonita (Calif.) RB Jake Payton and Roswell (Ga.) P Daniel DiRoberto are off the commit list. Eighty-seven commits and counting. If I’ve missed anyone, commits please email me at sinterdonato@th-record.com or direct message me on Twitter @salinterdonato Here’s a list [...]

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