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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...

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...

Duke point guards Cook and Jones blend leadership

Duke point guards Cook and Jones blend leadership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke senior point guard Quinn Cook could have easily viewed himself as being pushed aside when highly touted freshman point guard Tyus Jones arrived on campus with NBA projections and his close friend with his own NBA future, 6-foot-10, 270-pound Jahlil...

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...

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...

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...