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Army offensive lineman enjoying extra semester

Army offensive lineman enjoying extra semester

Army offensive lineman Justin Gilbert’s knee injury two years ago seemed to come at such a bad time.The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder had started 12 games as a sophomore in 2013. That made him a key building block for new head coach Jeff Monken to launch his rebuilding program in 2014....

Army copes with death of teammate

Army copes with death of teammate

It’s been said a strong Army football team is good for the country’s psyche. That may not be as true in the 21st century with the end of the draft two generations ago and 0.5 percent of Americans serving in the armed forces.The belief probably started with the World War II years....

Army returns home after signicant win

Army returns home after signicant win

A Youtube video making the Internet rounds features Rice offensive tackle Calvin Anderson solving a Rubik’s Cube — behind his back. It’s impressive, but it’ll be nothing if Jeff Monken solves the Rubik’s Cube that is Army football.The Black Knights’ third-year head coach is on...

Army follows plan to upset Temple

Army follows plan to upset Temple

West Point requires plebes to answer every question with a “Yes, sir, yes, ma’am” or “No, sir, no, ma’am.” About the only words the cadets known in the civilian world as freshmen can add are “Beat Navy!”Well, those latter two words might roll off the tongue with a more...

Maybe Army should consider a conference

Maybe Army should consider a conference

Maybe it’s time for Army to look beyond its disastrous 1998 decision to join Conference USA. The Black Knights should follow, cough, cough, Navy’s lead.Four years ago the Midshipmen surprised the college football world when they announced they planned to join the Big...

Bradshaw escapes Chicago for life at West Point

Bradshaw escapes Chicago for life at West Point

Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw spent his summer taking classes, fulfilling military training and working on his game at the West Point campus. He was a long way from home, the violent streets of Chicago’s South Side.Here’s what he missed from June 11 to July 11 in the South Side...

West Point brotherhood boosts Carter

West Point brotherhood boosts Carter

Chris Carter spent precious offseason free time working with a fellow West Point cadet. The goal was to improve upon his late-season splash as Army’s quarterback, including a near-upset of Navy.His friend studied his passing techniques while throwing to receivers. He advised him...

Durant overstates going to war in NBA

Durant overstates going to war in NBA

Memo to NBA multi-millionaire Kevin Durant:Your comment that you “went to war” with your Oklahoma City teammates was an unfortunate choice of words to announce your decision to join the Golden State Warriors in “The Players’ Tribune.” ... Click here for the rest of my...

Army quarterback competition will continue

Army quarterback competition will continue

One key takeaway from the Army football spring game is that the quarterback competition will continue into fall camp. Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Carter turned in strong springs, although Carter may have gained an edge with improved passing.The Black defeated the Gold 56-38 in a...

Army wrapping up spring football

Army wrapping up spring football

College football is about to enter hibernation until fall camps open in late July and early August, but first we have one more spring game to play. Fittingly, Army is involved.The Army-Navy Game is annually finishes the regular season. The Black Knights play their spring contest...