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Timpf rises to new position on Armys defense

Timpf rises to new position on Armys defense

Army sophomore linebacker Jeremy Timpf never expected to be in such a position four games into the Black Knights’ football season. The sophomore linebacker is leading the team in tackles with 43 as a first-year starter. He recorded a career-high with 14 in last week’s loss...

Armys brotherhood fuels Lawrences reduced role

Armys brotherhood fuels Lawrences reduced role

Coaching transitions are always hardest on the seniors. The most talented ones – for example, Army’s senior offensive backfield – are still starters and playing primary roles, churning out yardage. Others, though, slip into the background. Take, for example, senior...

Shift to center ultimately a snap for Hugenberg

Shift to center ultimately a snap for Hugenberg

The play starts with the snap from center to quarterback. It’s not going anywhere if the quarterback is grasping or fumbling the ball. So it was puzzling even to Jeff Hugenberg why new Army head coach Jeff Monken stuck with him when he made an experimental move to center in...

Air Force grounded until Pearson returned

Air Force grounded until Pearson returned

Air Force veteran head coach Troy Calhoun and at least some of the Falcons fans who understand the nuances of the triple-option offense were reminded life can be miserable without quarterback. Kale Pearson, a junior in 2013, got the Falcons off to a fast start with a 38-15...

Center becomes snap for Army O lineman Hugenberg

Center becomes snap for Army O lineman Hugenberg

The play starts with the snap from center to quarterback. It’s not going anywhere if the quarterback is grasping or fumbling the ball. So it was puzzling even to Jeff Hugenberg why new Army head coach Jeff Monken stuck with him when he made an experimental move to center in...

KOC at attention for Army broadcast debut on CBS

KOC at attention for Army broadcast debut on CBS

Kevin O’Connell spent a sunny San Diego Labor Day indoors studying video for his debut as the CBS television analyst for Army football when the Black Knights meet Buffalo at noon Saturday at Michie Stadium. O’Connell is only two years removed from the NFL and one season from his...

Monken confronts reversing Army trends

Monken confronts reversing Army trends

First-year Army football coach Jeff Monken pointed out you have to look back to Raymond Maples as a rare fifth-year varsity player – atypical for academy football that is – for a Black Knights’ player with bowl game experience in 2010. And that’s only the beginning. Army has to...

Arm missing but heart intact

Arm missing but heart intact

In sports, heroes, warriors and courage are words thrown around too loosely in an effort to explain that athletics build character. But Capt. Dawn Halfaker (U.S. Army retired), a women’s basketball star at the Army as a West Point cadet from Rancho Bernardo High, understands the...

The Son also Rises for Army and Shafer Swann

The Son also Rises for Army and Shafer Swann

Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann’s football career at USC and with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers has taken him to his sport’s grandest stages. Swann has one Rose Bowl win and four Super Bowl victories. He has crisscrossed the continent to venerable stadiums from the Orange Bowl to...

West Point was first dream for Byers

West Point was first dream for Byers

The 21st-century Army football recruit is attracted to West Point by more than the opportunity to play Division I football. There is the value of an Ivy League-caliber education without accumulating college loan debt and a desire to serve his country. The 9/11 terrorists...