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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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Monken ties for 12th in AP Coach of Year voting

Army’s Jeff Monken earned one third-place vote and finished tied for 12th with TCU’s Gary Patterson for Associated Press Coach of the Year award. Monken has led the Black Knights to a 9-3 record and its first Commander in Chief’s trophy since 1996 following a 14-13 win over Navy on Dec. 9. He was one [...]

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Seven Black Knights named to Phil Steele all-independent first team

Record-breaking quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw was among seven Army players selected to Phil Steele’s all-Independent team. Bradshaw is currently fifth in the country with an academy-record 1,566 rushing yards and has added 12 touchdowns. Junior fullback Darnell Woolfolk (725 yards, 12 touchdowns), center Bryce Holland, senior guard Josh Boylan, senior defensive end John Voit (31 tackles, [...]

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December 14 practice blog: England update

Rhyan England has one more game left in his college football career and coach Jeff Monken expects his senior safety to be able to suit up for the Armed Forces Bowl against San Diego State on Dec. 23. England, a four-year starter, left the Army-Navy game Saturday due to an injury in the second quarter [...]

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Recruiting: Commit Daniel Parrish’s 12-hour drive to Army-Navy

When Army commit Daniel Parrish’s flight was cancelled to Philadelphia Friday, the Prince Avenue Christian (Ga.) center embarked on a 12-hour road trip to the Army-Navy game. Accompanied by his cousin, Christian Parrish, a junior wide receiver at Prince Avenue Christian and an Army recruit, Parrish took in Army’s 14-13 win over Navy Saturday, securing [...]

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Quick thoughts: Navy

Jeff Monken addressed his team in a victorious Army locker room following a 14-13 win over Navy and told his players that the Commander in Chief’s trophy is the program’s standard in a video posted by Army athletics. Players showered Monken with Gatorade and water. “That’s an unbelievable team effort and it took every snap [...]

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