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Army Football Podcast: Air Force Week

Army looks to retain the Commander in Chief’s trophy for the first time in academy history when the Black Knights host Air Force Saturday. Two-year Army captain Steve Anderson and I break down the matchup and review Army’s four-game winning streak. Anderson provides insight into the rivalry including his personal experiences as a player and [...]

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Brinson Campbell Trophy Finalist

Army senior linebacker Kenneth Brinson was named one of 13 finalists for the Campbell Trophy Wednesday. Brinson, a four-year starting linebacker, is a chemical engineering major with a 3.96 GPA. The Campbell Trophy, referred to as “Academic Heisman”, is awarded to the college football player that combines academics, community service and play on the field. [...]

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Tuesday Takeaways: Air Force

Roles in the Army-Air Force series are reversed from a year ago. Air Force was the reigning Commander in Chief’s champions when Army shut down and shut out the Falcons 21-0 in Colorado Springs last November. Army now has possession of the CIC trophy with an opportunity to keep it at West Point for the [...]

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Quick thoughts: Eastern Michigan

Just to clear things up, Army’s 37-22 win over Eastern Michigan wasn’t the first time that Army secured bowl eligibility in three straight years. Army played in the 1984 Cherry Bowl and the 1985 Peach Bowl and defeated Navy in its final 2006 regular-season game to be bowl eligible. However, Army did not receive a [...]

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Good, Bad, Ugly: Eastern Michigan

Army jumped out to a 16-0 lead with dominant first-half defensive effort, sputtered early in the second half and finished the game strong in a 37-22 win at Eastern Michigan. The victory qualified Army for its third straight bowl game. Here’s the Good, Bad and Ugly of Army’s third straight win on the road: Good [...]

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Pregame blog: Eastern Michigan

Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins and safety James Gibson return to the starting lineup after missing last week’s double-overtime win over Miami (Ohio). Wide receiver Kjetil Cline and running back Artice Hobbs, who also didn’t play against Miami, are expected to return to action. Senior cornerback Mike Reynolds is out for today’s game. Javhari Bourdeau will start [...]

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Prediction time: Eastern Michigan

Army is 1-point road underdog at Eastern Michigan Saturday. The Black Knights are 2-2 on the roard this season but they have won their last two games away from Michie Stadium by a combined 94-16 over Buffalo and San Jose State. Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins (hip) and starting safety James Gibson (concussion) will return to the [...]

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Recruiting: New Jersey RB Connor Holmes joins 2019 class

Army added one of New Jersey’s top players to its 2019 class Tuesday when Sayreville (N.J.) senior running back Connor Holmes announced his commitment. NJ.com ranks Holmes as the 42nd-best player in The Garden State. Holmes has rushed for 321 yards and three touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns through [...]

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Future schedules: 2019 slate announced

Army will open the 2019 season with at home against Rice on August 30. The academy released Army’s 13-game 2019 schedule Thursday, which included a trip to The Big House to face Michigan on Sept. 7. Army took advantage of its option to schedule an extra game because it is playing at Hawaii on Nov. [...]

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Tuesday Takeaways: Eastern Michigan week

Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins practiced Tuesday and is in line to make his seventh start of the season Saturday at Eastern Michigan. Hopkins, who missed Army’s 31-30 double-overtime win over Miami (Ohio) with a hip injury, says he feels, “more refreshed” after a week of rest. Sophomore Cam Thomas started for Hopkins and rushed for 137 [...]

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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. Read Full
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