Trying to Catch Up

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sorry the posts have been so few and far between. I'm not sure if a recap of all spring ball info is warranted as Sal has meticulous notes on the spring practices.

One item that that is at the top of the spring practice notes is that Freshman QB Chase Cresto isn't practicing due to a lower leg injury.

With Trent Steelman out with the shoulder that leaves 2nd string Max Jenkins and Jimmy Reiter live at the QB spot.

The 2011 roster is up over at GoArmySports, definitely worth checking out.

From what I can see USMAPS prep A.J. McGovern hasn't made the roster of the Black Knights. I've been a big fan of McGovern being that we're both from the Wilkes-Barre area.
A.J. saw time playing on the USMAPS team last year, and presumably made the trip back to Wilkes-Barre for the game against Kings College JV. I don't know whether it was few injuries or just moving on from football that kept A.J. off the Black Knights 2011 roster, but I have no question about his work ethic, and I'm sure he will do exceptionally well in the classroom and beyond.

I probably touched on the schedule before, but here it is again.

  Sat, Sep 03      at Northern Illinois     at DeKalb, Ill. Huskie Stadium       TBA    
  Sat, Sep 10      SAN DIEGO STATE West Point, N.Y. Michie Stadium 12/3:30 PM        
  Sat, Sep 17      NORTHWESTERN West Point, N.Y. Michie Stadium  12/3:30 PM        
  Sat, Sep 24      at Ball State     at Muncie, Ind. Scheumann Stadium      TBA    
  Sat, Oct 01      TULANE     West Point, N.Y. Michie Stadium    12/3:30 PM        
  Sat, Oct 08      at Miami (Ohio)     at Oxford, Ohio   Yager Stadium       TBA    
  Sat, Oct 22      at Vanderbilt     at Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt Stadium       TBA    
  Sat, Oct 29      FORDHAM     West Point, N.Y. Michie Stadium    12/3:30 PM     
  Sat, Nov 05      at Air Force     at USAFA, Colo. Falcon Stadium       TBA    
  Sat, Nov 12      vs. Rutgers     at Bronx, N.Y.  Yankee Stadium       12/3:30 PM    
  Sat, Nov 19      at Temple     at Philadelphia, Pa. Lincoln Financial Field      TBA    
  Sat, Dec 10      vs. Navy       at Washington, D.C. FedEx Field    2:30 PM   

The home games are all slated for a noon or 3:30 start. That's fair enough considering the home dates will all be televised. The Rutgers game at Yankee Stadium will count as a home game for the Black Knights and will be televised on CBS college sports- which, frankly, is better TV coverage than Rutgers could muster in their game at the Meadowlands Stadium last year.

6 televised games, 3 games (the final 3 of the year) at professional sports venues and another fair shot at bowl eligibility. There will be late season chances at retribution in those pro stadium games and a rather attractive all-New York slug fest at Michie vs. a Fordham program who is looking to awaken some echoes of its own. I want Fordham's program to succeed in a big way, but don't expect me to root for the Rams at the expense of Army.



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