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Prediction time: Duke

Army is a 3.5-point home underdog against Duke Saturday. The Black Knights are 5-0 at Michie Stadium this season and have won five straight games. While, Duke has lost five straight games, all in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Duke has defeated Army the past two seasons 44-3 at West Point in 2015 and 13-7 in [...]

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Notebook: Returning Riley sparks defense

Elijah Riley was credited with three tackles in his season debut against Air Force last Saturday. Riley’s impact for Army’s defense couldn’t be measured by statistics. The sophomore cornerback brought a physical presence on the edge, denying Air Force big play on the edge multiple times. Riley was admittedly nervous before his first game since [...]

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Recruiting: Commits react to Duke game visit

Lafayette (Mo.) linebacker and Army commit Hayden Bollinger said the Black Knights’ 21-16 win over Duke at Michie Stadium, was, “the most electric game atmosphere I’ve ever seen.” For other commits, their visit to Army Saturday reinforced their commitment to the Black Knights. “I was joking with my dad, asking if I could commit twice,” [...]

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Tuesday Takeaways: Duke Week

Jeff Monken’s message to his team this week: “Twice as much work in half the amount of time.” Roles are reversed this week. Last week, Army had a bye to prepare for Air Force. Duke, Army’s opponent for Senior Day Saturday, had off last week, giving the Blue Devils more time to prepare for the [...]

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Quick thoughts: Air Force

Total domination. The two words summed up Army’s 21-0 win at Air Force Saturday. The offense led by quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw’s academy quarterback record 265 yards and Kell Walker’s two touchdowns and the defense sparked by the return of senior safety Rhyan England and sophomore cornerback Elijah Riley highlighted the first shutout of an Air [...]

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Pregame blog: Riley to make 2017 debut

Sophomore defensive back Elijah Riley is active and is expected to have a significant role in Army’s Commander in Chief’s trophy game today at Air Force. Riley, who started 11 games at cornerback as a freshman, has yet to play a snap this year due to an academy matter, which has apparently been cleared. He [...]

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Prediction time: Air Force

Army is a 6-point road underdog at Air Force Saturday. The line is partly based on Army’s lack of success in Colorado Springs and Air Force’s dominance of the series. Army has won just three times in 25 visits dating back to 1967. Air Force leads the series 36-14-1 and has won four straight and [...]

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PODCAST: Air Force edition

Steve Anderson will never forget a 4th-and-9 play in the 2009 Army-Air Force game. Leading Army 28-7 in the fourth quarter, Air Force coach Troy Calhoun elected to keep his offense on the field at Army’s 31. Quarterback Tim Jefferson completed a 23-yard pass to Kevin Folger. Anderson tore his anterior cruciate ligament on the [...]

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Recruiting: Top New Jersey defensive lineman Rybka commits

Paramus (N.J.) Catholic defensive tackle Bartek Rybka announced his commitment to Army before his Senior Night game against St. Joseph’s Friday. NJ.com named Rybka the No. 74-best player in the state in September. Rybka, who is 6-foot-2, 268-pound, received an offer from Rutgers during his sophomore season, Todderick Hunt of NJ.com reported. He had a [...]

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KnightCap: Temple

Army pulled out its second-straight, nail-biting home win, coming back from seven points down twice in the fourth quarter and finishing Temple 31-28 in overtime. Thought it was going to be hard to top James Gibson’s game-saving tackle on a two-point conversion against Eastern Michigan last week. This time, the heroes included sophomore quarterback Kelvin [...]

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