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Future schedules: Four-game series with future FBS independent Liberty

President Donald Trump’s commencement speech at Liberty University included Army football and a tease Saturday. Trump listed Army as one of Liberty’s 12 football opponents for the 2018 season, its first as an Football Bowl Subdivision independent. The president said he may attend Liberty’s Sept. 8, 2018 game at Michie Stadium. Liberty announced a four-game [...]

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Future schedules update: North Texas games in 2018, 2019 off

Army and North Texas will be taking a two-year break for its original mutli-game series. North Texas announced that it will no longer play Army in 2018 (West Point) and 2019 (Denton, Texas). Army defeated North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl 38-31 in overtime last December after the Mean Green beat the Black [...]

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Debate: Should Service Academy Athletes go directly to pros

I’ve covered the Army football beat since 2007 and have written multiple times on the interpretation and the policy for service-academy athletes to pursue professional sports. Thought the policy put in place last summer was across the board the fairest for Army, Navy and Air Force. Athletes were permitted, as Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds did, [...]

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Future schedules: 2019 game at Michigan official

Army’s road game at Michigan, which was first reported back July 2015, is finally official. Michigan released their schedules for the 2018 and 2019 season Thursday. And, indeed, the Black Knights will be playing the Wolverines on Sept. 7, 2019 at The Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich. It will be the first game between [...]

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King gets his chance with 49ers

Andrew King finally received the phone call Sunday evening that the Army linebacker had been waiting for all weekend. A member of the San Francisco 49ers organization asked King if he would be interested in an invitation to participate in the team’s rookie mini-camp starting Thursday. King, a 2016 Army captain, replied with one word [...]

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Recruiting: Michigan lineman Drew Kraatz joins 2018 class

West Point has topped Drew Kraatz’s college list since the eighth grade. When Army assistant coach Tucker Waugh offered the Standish-Sterling (Mich.) junior lineman earlier this week, Kraatz wasted little time pledging to West Point. Kraatz committed to Army Thursday. “I got offered two days before,” said Kraatz, who is 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds. “I [...]

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Recruiting: Louisiana QB Walter Harris joins 2018 class

As soon as Walter Harris posted his commitment to Army on social media Saturday, a Navy assistant coach contacted the Northshore (La.) quarterback. Navy planned on visiting Harris Monday prior to his announcement. The assistant informed Harris that he still coming to see plan to him. “There wouldn’t be much that they could say to [...]

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The most improved players of the spring were…

Chandler Ramirez began his college football as an outside linebacker and a special teams player as a freshman. Coaches asked Ramirez to gain weight in a move to defensive end his sophomore season. The move didn’t work out as Ramirez couldn’t gain the weight required, prompting a return to outside linebacker this spring. Maybe that [...]

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Recruiting: Louisiana CB Fleming second 2018 commit

Khalil Fleming was paid a visit by Army assistant coach Mike Viti Wednesday at his Louisiana home. Viti, a 2008 West Point and the team’s fullbacks coach, didn’t start conversation with football. “He talked more about the school than football to be honest and that caught me attention,” said Fleming, a 5-foot-11, 163-pound cornerback from [...]

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Calen Holt on requesting position change and move to fullback

Calen Holt stood just a few inches from fullback Mike Viti during the Army’s Black & Gold spring game. Holt couldn’t wait to hear his name called again. The sophomore logged close to 20 carries at his new position Saturday. During the offseason, Holt, a linebacker his first two seasons at West Point, met with [...]

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