Happy 4th of July
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Pretty sweet news came out earlier today that Army athletics will be getting a facelift.
Through its partnership with Nike, Army is set to reveal new logos and lettering — while reportedly bringing back a familiar nickname — April 13.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
I missed this pre-spring clip of Coach Monken talking about the spring session courtesy Army Athletics Youtube
channel. It's a frank talk about what it takes in terms of dedication
and ability and it's clear he's trying to develop both of those facets
within the team.
There are some more practice notes from Army's early spring practice sessions. GoArmySports.com celebrates the crack of the pads with a good writeup on the first contact practice.
Sal Interdonato's latest spring ball notes gets into the players knocking off a little bit of rust after spring break.
Walker said he lifted twice last week while on spring break. He and about eight of his teammates worked out together while enjoying some fun in the sun.
“We went out together and ran a couple of miles each day and tried to stay active,” Walker said. “We knew how important it was to stay active and work out over the break especially after last year because we didn’t necessarily do that and we felt it on the first day that we came back. So this year, we definitely had to do that… On the beach, we were horsing around playing with a football. It was a little workout in itself. I guess that counts.”
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Army football started back up Thursday in the non-contact portion of spring drills. It's a new era for Army football as the offense will feature a completely new corps of running backs.
One stat that stood out to @Salinterdonato was that Army graduated over 10,000 career yards rushing this year.
Unreal stat: #ArmyFootball graduated 10,725 career rushing yards from its 2014 team.
— Sal Interdonato (@salinterdonato) March 12, 2015
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Army knocked off an undersized but game Fordham team a few weeks ago moving their mark up to 4-7. It's nice to see that Army can win a game or 2 or 4 in this transition year, but the feeling that this was a letdown of a season keeps creeping up on me.
Yes, Army should have handled Yale - but Yale is no joke of a team. When UConn people got down on their own team for losing to Army - who lost to Yale. (YALE?!) It wasn't because they were disgusted about their own team. It's because they wanted to talk down to somebody. Well isn't it fun when a fan base like that gets their foot shoveled off? SMU smacked UConn in East Hartford for the Mustangs' first win of the year raising themselves out of the NCAA basement and kicking UConn down those same stairs. The cherry on top was UConn's basketball team losing a game at home to stinkin Yale. (YALE?!) I would give back UConn's loss to erase Army's loss, but at least Yale football is a good team. So I don't want to hear another peep out of sad and bitter UConn fans til they find acceptance within themselves that Connecticut athletics is closer to Vermont athletics than anything the AAC is doing, let alone the ACC.
So we're winding down year one of the Jeff Monken era. There have surely been disappointments - but change doesn't happen in one season. If Army went to New Haven and beat Yale we would have a different perspective on the season right now. The Black Knights would be playing for 6-6 and despite losing a lot of talent in 2015 we've found out a lot about the underclassmen on this team. No matter how you slice it, even with a losing record Army should feel optimistic about the near and long term future.
There will always be errors and some tightness in the first season, that's just how things work. Some of the poor play calls will be ironed out or wholly unnecessary in a couple of years. Right now, Army should be happy with their body of work. There's one more game for the seniors to show off; it's the most important game of our season and the most important game of their lives. Don't count them out: Army is DUE.
Anyway, Army is 4-7 - champion of New York City and face Navy next in the last game of the year.
Here's the Army Fordham story, stats, pictures and highlights.
GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!
Posted by Chris at 12/07/2014 09:25:00 PM
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