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Corley leaves for Penn State, Steelman option as WR coach

Army is looking for its third wide receivers coach in three seasons after the departure of David Corley earlier this week. Corley, whose recent social-media posts stirred up the Army-Navy rivalry, will coach running backs at Penn State. He joined Army’s staff in February 2017 after three seasons at UConn. Corley said in a Twitter [...]

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Notebook: Reality of winning, Wilson’s return, improved defense in 2018

One of the realities of a winning program is the difficulty to retain assistant coaches, coach Jeff Monken said. Monken said there are going to be members of Army’s staff receiving interest for head coaching, coordinator and assistant positions following the Black Knights’ 10-3 season. “That’s natural,” Monken said in an interview last week. “That [...]

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Monken speaks at AFCA convention

Jeff Monken addressed hundreds of his peers Tuesday morning at the American Football Coaches Association convention in Charlotte, N.C. Monken spoke during the same session as Auburn’s Gus Malzahn. Boasting about Army’s 10-3 season wasn’t on Monken’s agenda. “I’m not going to talk about our team or our accomplishments,” Monken said in an interview last [...]

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Ahmad Bradshaw’s future

Ahmad Bradshaw’s college football future is cloudy after the senior quarterback led Army an Armed Forces Bowl win over San Diego State two weeks ago. When asked about playing for the final time in the bowl’s postgame press conference, Bradshaw said, “It’s emotional to know that’s it’s my last game.” Bradshaw, who rushed for a [...]

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Toth headed to Senior Bowl

Army tackle Brett Toth will have plenty of opportunities to impress NFL scouts later this month. Earlier this week, Toth accepted his second all-star game invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala. According to the Senior Bowl’s Twitter account, Toth will be the first Army player to participate in the [...]

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Quick thoughts: Armed Forces Bowl

Let the debate begin on the best 10-win Army team after the Black Knights equaled the 1996 squad with a dramatic 42-35 victory over San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl Saturday. Who’s a better quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw or Ronnie McAda? How do fullbacks of the present Darnell Woolfolk and Andy Davidson stack up [...]

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Postgame (Armed Forces Bowl): Jeff Monken, Ahmad Bradshaw, Elijah Riley, Kell Walker

Army is the 2017 Armed Forces Bowl champions. The Black Knights held on for a wild 42-35 win over San Diego State, pulling out its fourth game of the season in final seconds of regulation or overtime. Kell Walker’s 2-point conversion run with 18 seconds left gave Army a 36-35 lead and Elijah Riley returned [...]

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Prediction time: San Diego State

Army is a 6.5-point underdog to San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl. San Diego State (10-2) is seeking its third straight 11-win season. Army (9-3) looks to become the second team in the academy’s 127-year history to win 10 games in a season. Keys to the game are simple for the Black Knights [...]

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Recruiting: 2017 Early signing period

Wednesday was one of the days that Tim Kater will look back on and remember for the rest of his life. Kater, a senior defensive lineman from Steelton-Highspire (Pa.) signed his letter of commitment to Army Wednesday afternoon. Later that night, Kater scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win for Steelton-Highspire. Half [...]

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Ali Villanueva named to Pro Bowl

Ali Villanueva’s NFL story added another amazing chapter Tuesday. Villanueva, a 2009 Army football captain and Army Ranger, who served multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, was voted into the Pro Bowl as a starter for the AFC. The Steelers left tackle is the first West Point graduate to receive Pro Bowl recognition since Bob [...]

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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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