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West Point opportunity spans generations and wars

West Point opportunity spans generations and wars

Captain Mike Krzyzewski (U.S. Army retired) and Army West Point plebe Ahmad Bradshaw are separated by a couple generations and wars spanning decades, but the past and present Black Knights share more in common than their Chicago roots. Someone convinced them...

Joe D in gold to present Army and Hall prep award

Joe D in gold to present Army and Hall prep award

Michigan State's Joe DeLamielleure is identified by more than just green and white these days. Green and white, of course, represent his time as a Spartans All-American offensive lineman his senior year in 1972, which was the final season for College Football Hall of Fame head...

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...

Another West Point influence on Okafor

Another West Point influence on Okafor

College basketball fans understand the West Point leadership influence upon Duke basketball through Capt. Mike Krzyzewski (U.S. Army retired), a West Point graduate, former Army basketball player and head coach and the 35th-year general of the Blue Devils. But another strong...

Okafor takes team game from Chicago to Duke

Okafor takes team game from Chicago to Duke

Jahlil Okafor’s basketball identity grows nationally with each televised game the Duke freshman plays, but it is still basically this simple: He’s the big kid projected as the first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. Similarly, Okafor arrived at Chicago’s Whitney Young High four...