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Coaching staff update: Monken on Loose DC promotion, Wilt departs to Cincinnati

John Loose earned the opportunity to be Army’s full-time defensive coordinator after calling the Black Knights’ 70-14 win over Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl last month, head coach Jeff Monken said. Loose, a 13-year Army assistant in two stints, directed the Black Knights’ defense to an academy-record 10 sacks in the bowl game.  Army [...]

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Lambert Trophy champions

Army will have to make some room in its football offices or Sports Hall of Fame for some more hardware. The Black Knights will receive the Lambert Trophy as the best Division I-A football team in the East at the Eastern College Football Awards banquet on Feb. 21 in Danbury, Conn. Army, which set an [...]

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Recruiting: Florida TE Josh Lingenfelter commits to Army on spot

Josh Lingenfelter didn’t wait long when Army linebacker Daryl Dixon called with an offer Tuesday night. Lingenfelter, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound tight end from Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Florida, immediately committed to the Black Knights. “It’s the only school I’ve wanted to attend since I was a freshman,” Lingenfelter said. “So when he called [...]

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Quick Thoughts: Armed Forces Bowl

Ten days after Army’s record-scoring Armed Forces Bowl pasting of Houston, the Black Knights are one of 14 teams to win 11 or more games this season. Army should finish inside the top 20 in the final Associated Press and Coaches polls after its academy-record 11th win. The Black Knights’ 9-game winning streak will be [...]

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Pregame blog: Armed Forces Bowl

Junior slotback Kell Walker will not dress for the Armed Forces Bowl due to a violation of team rules, per Army football radio. Sophomore Artice Hobbs is expected to start in Walker’s place. Army was already thin at slotback. Senior Calen Holt, who had shifted from fullback to slotback when sophomore Fred Cooper was suspended, [...]

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Prediction Time (Armed Forces Bowl): Houston

Army is up to a 6-point favorite against Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl Saturday. When asked about playing the role of favorite on his radio show Friday night, Jeff Monken said, ‘If people think we are a 5.5-point favorite over a talented team like Houston, they are delusional. This is a great football team, [...]

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Army Football Podcast: Armed Forces Bowl edition

Eight years ago, Steve Anderson helped Army to a 16-13 win over SMU in 2010 Armed Forces Bowl and was named the game’s most valuable player. The MVP trophy remains one of Anderson’s prized possessions. Anderson reflects on his Armed Forces Bowl memories, breaks down Army’s quest for 3-0 record in the Fort Worth bowl [...]

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Holland, Woolfolk, Brinson, Christiansen, Reynolds, Riley named to Phil Steele All-Independent first-team

Tis’ the season for my annual rant on Phil Steele’s all-Independent team. Army, looking to put the finishing touches on its best season in 60 years, landed just six players – senior center Bryce Holland, senior fullback Darnell Woolfolk, senior linebacker Kenneth Brinson, junior linebacker Cole Christiansen, senior cornerback Mike Reynolds and junior cornerback Mike [...]

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Signing Day: Deep QB class

No super surprises for Army on early national signing day. Aledo (Texas) offensive lineman Cameron Callaway announced on social media that he was committed to the Black Knights. Callaway was a Harvard commit. According to my count, five quarterbacks – Cade Ballard (Tennessee), Maurice Bellan (New Jersey), Aliyah Curtis (Ohio), Alex Meredith (South Carolina) and [...]

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Recruiting: California Committing

St. Louis (Hawaii) defensive lineman Isaiah Filisi announced his commitment to Army on the eve of early signing day. Filisi recently received an offer from the Black Knights following an unofficial visit to West Point. Army dipped into California for three of its latest commits following the Army-Navy game. Offensive lineman David Hayward (Monte Vista), [...]

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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. Read Full

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    Justin Fedich is a sports reporter for the Times Herald-Record. An Atlanta native, he has worked for a bevy of news outlets across the Southeast, focusing mainly on high school sports. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with a ... Read Full
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