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Recruiting: Kater first commit of 2018 class

Tim Kater confirmed the inevitable on his unofficial visit to Army Wednesday. West Point has always been Kater’s top college choice since he dropped Kelvin White, his brother, off at the academy in 2011. “I knew that’s where I wanted to be,” said Kater, a 6-f0ot-3, 265-pound defensive lineman from Steelton-Highspire (Pa.) High. Kater made [...]

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Former Army safety Tevin Long pleads guilty to drug charges, kicked out of academy

Former Army safety Tevin Long is no longer a cadet at West Point after pleading guilty to drug charges Monday. During a court-martial proceeding, Long said that football injuries turned him to drugs. Long pleaded guilty to conspiring with other cadets to bring controlled substances, including oxycodone and alprazolam (Xanax), onto the West Point campus. [...]

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April 7 scrimmage blog

Army’s offense started off strong but the Black Knights’ defense stepped up multiple times through the team’s second controlled scrimmage of the spring. Sophomore Andy Davidson picked up where he left off the 2016 season, scoring on a 32-yard run on Army’s opening drive against the first-team defense. Quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw connected with wide receiver [...]

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Andrew King works out for Jets, Giants next

Andrew King’s NFL dreams may come true just 20 minutes from his home in Flushing, Queens. King, Army’s senior linebacker, worked out for the Jets Thursday afternoon at their training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Jets coach Todd Bowles were in attendance for the workout. King, a three-year starter, has a workout set with the [...]

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2017 Spring Practice: Hopkins emergence

Kelvin Hopkins’ improvement was noted by Army coach Jeff Monken before the start of spring practice. Hopkins, the freshman quarterback, had made enough of a jump from the 2016 season through the offseason for the coaching staff to move Malik McGue, the No. 3 quarterback last year, to slotback. More than midway through spring practice, [...]

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April 4 practice blog: Nieves return

Victor Nieves snapped the ball to first-string quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw and slid over to block a rushing lineman at Army practice Tuesday. Nieves is back practicing with Army after missing the 2016 season due to academics. The sophomore started six games at left guard as a freshman. The practice snaps that Nieves receives this spring [...]

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Recruiting: Blackman, Hallock Scholar Athletes, Direct or Army Prep update

St. Genevieve (Calif.) cornerback Jordan Blackman and  La Mirada (Calif.) defensive lineman Trevor Hallock were recently honored as scholar athletes by local chapters of the National Foundation Foundation. Blackman maintains an incredible 4.83 grade-point average. Hallock holds a perfect 4.0 GPA. Both Blackman and Hallock are entering West Point directly and will be freshmen football [...]

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Brandon Jackson game set for April 15 at Michie Stadium

The New York Police Department’s Finest and the Blue Flames of Philadelphia’s Police Department will play a football game in honor of late Army football player Brandon Jackson on April 15 at Michie Stadium. Jackson, a West Point cadet and starting cornerback, died in a single-car accident on Sept. 11, 2016. Morna Davis, Jackson’s mother, [...]

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Practice blog: March 25

Army shifted its practice to Shea Stadium due to men’s and women’s lacrosse games at Michie Stadium. The session was the first full pads practice of the spring. Army practiced in “scrimmage-like” conditions for four and half out of the 18 periods. The following were among the players that didn’t practice: RB Jordan Asberry; LB [...]

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Recruiting: Why top commit Trevor Gear isn’t headed to West Point

Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (Ga.) running back Trevor Gear, one of the top commits in Army’s 2017 class, has reopened his recruiting after being told Tuesday that he will not be admitted into the academy. Gear said he received a phone call from Army coach Jeff Monken with the news. He was told a background [...]

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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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