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Army-Navy Media Day Blog

Army coach Jeff Monken said the intensity of the Army-Navy rivalry, “can’t be put into words,” when he took the podium for Army-Navy Media Day. “To watch it, to be at the game is one thing,” Monken said. “To be a competitor on the field and feel the energy in the stadium is indescribable.” Every [...]

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Bowl Talk: Jeff Monken on potential opponent/destination

Nothing new to report on Army’s bowl destination. The census from bowl projection experts seems to be a return to the Armed Forces Bowl. The Independence Bowl is still in play where the Black Knights could meet an Atlantic Coast Conference team. Possibly Georgia Tech? Last season, Jeff Monken said he would never schedule regular [...]

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Recruiting: Andrew Bagley stays home, commits to Black Knights

Andrew Bagley grew up an Army football fan. Bagley watched his first game from Michie Stadium at two years old. Bagley’s father, Chad, was part of Army’s staff as director of football operations twice, most recently in 2014. The James I. O’Neill senior’s lifelong dream has always been to attend West Point and kick for [...]

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November 20 practice blog

Army’s first Top 25 rankings since 1996 are a testament to how hard the Black Knights have worked, quarterback Kelvin Hopkins said after Tuesday’s practice. The Black Knights made their first appearance in the Associated Press (No. 23) and Coaches (No. 24) polls since the final 1996 rankings. “It’s an honor to be mentioned among [...]

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The Polls: Army finally ranked by coaches and Associated Press

Army is back in the college football rankings for the first time since 1996. The Black Knights earned rankings in the Coaches Poll and Associated Press poll after receiving votes for more than a month. Army (9-2) enters the AP poll at No. 23 with 179 points after a 28-14 win over previously undefeated Colgate. [...]

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Prediction time: Colgate

Army is a 11-point favorite against Colgate in its final game at Michie Stadium this season. The Black Knights have won six straight games and 12 in a row at home. Colgate (9-0) is ranked sixth in the Football Championship Subdivision and has allowed only 29 points in nine games. Army will be by far [...]

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Tuesday Takeaways: Colgate Week

Bryce Holland’s 36-game starting streak will continue Saturday. Jeff Monken said the senior center’s foot injury, which sidelined the captain for the second half of the Lafayette game last week, was a discomfort that Holland was playing through. “It’s an injury that he’s had,” Monken said. “It kind of flared up. It’s not one of [...]

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Quick Thoughts: Lafayette

Was on assignment and missed covering my first Army home game in 12 years on the beat, but from watching on DVR, Army’s 31-13 win over Lafayette was the Black Knights’ sloppiest game since their season-opener against Duke. Penalties on Army’s opening offensive drive were a problem for the second straight week. Army’s Fourth Quarter [...]

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Prediction Time: Lafayette

Army is a 45-point home favorite over Lafayette, its first of two straight Football Championship opponents. The Black Knights defeated Lafayette 62-7 in the teams’ last meeting in 2016. Army looks to extend its home winning streak to 12 games and captured its sixth straight win. Sal Interdonato (Times Herald-Record Army football beat writer): Army [...]

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Army Football Podcast: Lafayette Week

Breaking down Army’s 17-14 win over Air Force with two-year captain Steve Anderson. Discussion includes junior linebacker Cole Christiansen knack for making late-game plays, victory over Air Force first step in winning Commander in Chief’s trophy, watching Army-Air Force in Navy country, historical perspective of Black Knights’ current three-year run, looking ahead to Lafayette Saturday [...]

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