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Monken believes less can equal more in 2015

Monken believes less can equal more in 2015

Army West Point football lined up three senior 1,000-yard rushers in last year’s backfield, but second-year Black Knights head coach Jeff Monken believes his team can be better this year despite the graduation of Raymond Maples, Larry Dixon and Terry Baggett. If that’s sounds...

Army West Point program Monken envisions evolving

Army West Point program Monken envisions evolving

The steps Army West Point head coach Jeff Monken takes to shape his own program are coming into focus with the completion of his second spring football. That’s evident from the number of young players moving into the two-deep depth chart and veteran players changing positions....

Bradshaw works at balancing act with Army offense

Bradshaw works at balancing act with Army offense

A quick analysis of Army West Point football’s four-year bowl drought is to compare the Black Knights' anemic passing game to numbers Air Force and Navy posted the past two years while they split the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. For the 2014 season, Air Force earned the trophy...

Army offensive line gaining ground

Army offensive line gaining ground

Matt Hugenberg, Army's senior returning starting center, provides an interesting contrast of how far the Black Knights have progressed at the critical need of improving their size on the offensive line. “I think I’m the only one they told to lose weight,” said Hugenberg, listed...

Army debuts rebranding West Point athletics

Army debuts rebranding West Point athletics

Army's efforts to rebrand the West Point athletic program with logo and uniform identity reminds of Michigan State's successful effort a few years ago.Athletic Director Mark Hollis noted that several schools are known for a Black "S" that Michigan State used. But now the...

King measuring up as Army middle linebacker

King measuring up as Army middle linebacker

You can tell Army recruited Andrew King as something other than a bruising middle linebacker by his jersey number. He still wears No. 11 as a 6-foot, 235-pounder. That’s for quarterbacks or quick little running backs. King was never a “little” running back, but his growth...

Steelhammer feels spring optimism for the fall

Steelhammer feels spring optimism for the fall

As a former college baseball recruit, Weston Steelhammer played the sport long enough to understand spring optimism and the rite of passage in the diamond game. That definition changed, though, once the former Alabama baseball recruit cast his future with the Air Force Academy...

West Point career grades out at Waldorf Astoria

West Point career grades out at Waldorf Astoria

The journey toward Terry’s Baggett’s collegefootball denouement began with a recruiting pitch from a Penn assistant coach angled to favor the Philadelphia Ivy League school at the expense of West Point.Instead, the Chicago Whitney Young running back felt challenged to learn more...

NFL Combine not on radar for Conant

NFL Combine not on radar for Conant

NFL aspirations are in the air these days with the NFL Combine for eligible college football players about to open Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis. Academy athletes aren’t routinely part of such a mix with their five-year military commitment awaiting them, and Air Force’s...

Army D lineman Drummond relished opportunity at Medal of Honor Bowl

Army D lineman Drummond relished opportunity at Medal of Honor Bowl

Army defensive lineman Joe Drummond sat with rapt attention as the coaching staff for the Medal of Honor Bowl Game addressed college football all-stars selected for the game that serves a scouting tool.The coaches for the exhibition played on Jan. 10 in Charleston, S.C., included...