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Buffalo comes back to beat Army 23-20 in OT

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) Tyree Jackson passed for 178 yards and a touchdown and ran for 34 yards and two more touchdowns to lead Buffalo in a 23-20 comeback win over Army on overtime on Saturday night. Adam Mitcheson secured the win with a 33-yard field goal in overtime as Buffalo (1-2) won its first game of the season. Army's Blake Wilson had missed a 43-yard field goal attempt in...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo coach gets Army's anguish following player's death

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) Sadly, Buffalo coach Lance Leipold knows too well the pain and sorrow Jeff Monken and his Army players are dealing with following the recent sudden death of Black Knights cornerback Brandon Jackson. It has been only seven months since Leipold and his Bulls experienced similar emotions, when linebacker Solomon Jackson died a week after collapsing during a team...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Army to have helmet stickers to honor Brandon Jackson

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) The Army Black Knights are honoring Brandon Jackson with a helmet sticker for the rest of the season. Jackson's No. 28 also will be stitched on the coaches' hats. The 20-year-old sophomore cornerback died early Sept. 11 after a one-car crash about 20 miles south of the West Point campus. Jackson, who grew up in Queens, New York, and watched Army football games...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Army's Jackson remembered for life of 'promise and purpose'

NEW YORK (AP) Ten bus-loads of Army cadets attended funeral services Monday for teammate and classmate Brandon Jackson, the sophomore cornerback remembered for his uplifting smile, quiet confidence and for a life filled with ''promise and purpose.'' Hundreds gathered to mourn Jackson, killed in a single-car crash, at the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral in Jamaica, Queens, not far...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Army improves to 3-0 with 66-14 victory over UTEP

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Darnell Woolfolk ran for three touchdowns, Andy Davidson rushed for 106 yards and another score and Army routed UTEP 66-14 on Saturday night. The battle of the nation's No. 4 running team against its No. 2 ball carrier never emerged in the Sun Bowl as Army steamrolled its way to a victory in the first meeting between the teams. Army is 3-0 for the first time...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Army hits the road with heavy hearts

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Heavy hearts because of the death of a teammate haunt the Army Black Knights as they begin a three-game road trip trying to keep their season-opening win streak going. ''These are great kids, and they are remarkably resilient,'' coach Jeff Monken said. ''West Point does have a way of preparing all of its people to be able to persevere through tough times. I...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Army back practicing to honor fallen teammate

Army coach Jeff Monken and his Black Knights knew the best way to honor Brandon Jackson was to return to the football field and practice with a purpose. So that's what the team did on Monday, a day after Jackson, a 20-year-old sophomore defensive back from Queens, New York, was killed in a single-car crash. ''Right from the get-go and just being out there was therapeutic for our...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Army football player Brandon Jackson dies in car accident

A day after Army improved to 2-0 on the football field, the Black Knights were in mourning following the loss of a teammate. Brandon Jackson, a sophomore starting cornerback, was killed in a car accident over the weekend. Army confirmed the news Monday morning. The accident is currently under investigation, but early reports state Jackson’s vehicle flipped over after hitting a...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Army Black Knights cornerback Brandon Jackson dead following car crash

  Army Black Knights sophomore cornerback Brandon Jackson is dead following a single-car crash that took place early Sunday morning, according to Yahoo Sports. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene where he was found in his overturned car crashed into the guardrail. Police received a call at approximately 1:50 a.m. and reported to the scene near Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., a city...
Via EndZoneScore
13 days ago

Army CB Brandon Jackson dies in car accident

Tragedy has once again struck the college football world. Over the weekend, Army Black Knights sophomore cornerback Brandon Knight was tragically killed in a car accident. The fatal accident occurred just hours after the Black Knights scored a 31-14 win over Rice to advance to 2-0 on the season. Rivals’ GoBlackKnights.com was first to report the news. R.I.P.: Brandon Jackson...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago

Davidson scores 3 TDs, Army beats Rice 31-14

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Andy Davidson rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns, the Army defense created two more turnovers, and the Black Knights beat Rice 31-14 on Saturday for its second straight win to open the season. It had been 70 games since Army (2-0) won two in a row and it's the first time the Black Knights have started a season with two straight wins since 1996. Ronnie...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Army mule ‘takes care of its business’ in the end zone, causing a delay in play

Well, this is a new one. The start of the second quarter of Saturday’s Rice-Army game was delayed when one of the Army mules left its err… mark… in one of the end zones. In most cases, having a live mascot is an obvious upgrade to the foam and polyester alternative. However, they are not without their downsides, as today’s incident shows us. There is a tendency to make...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Army hosts Rice in Michie Stadium opener

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) To start his third season at West Point, coach Jeff Monken duplicated his first game at Army - in spades. Last week's season-opening 28-13 win over Temple at Lincoln Financial Field was a breakthrough moment of sorts for the Black Knights: it obliterated the memory of their previous game there, a 21-17 loss in December to archrival Navy that ended Army's...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Army racks up 329 rushing yards to beat Temple 28-13

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Andy Davidson rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns and Army piled up 329 yards on the ground to beat Temple 28-13 on Friday night in the opener for both teams. Three other Army rushers gained at least 50 yards for the Black Knights, coming off a 2-10 season. They attempted only five passes all night and backed their offense with three interceptions. Temple...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Army opens season Friday night at Temple

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jeff Monken starts his third season at Army with one goal in mind - win the opener just like he did as rookie head coach of the Black Knights. It promises to be a difficult task - the foe is Temple, and the Owls will be playing at home Friday night. ''What they've done and what they've built there is not just build a good team, but build a good program,'' Monken...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Army and Syracuse to renew football series

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse and Army have agreed to resume their football series with four games in the next decade. The Orange will host the Black Knights in the Carrier Dome in 2023 and 2025. Syracuse travels to West Point for games in 2024 and 2026. All four games will be played in September. Syracuse and Army have played 21 times since 1899. The Orange lead 11-10 in the...
Via AP on Fox
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ahmad Bradshaw unexpectedly leaves Army

With the 2016 regular season only two weeks away, the Army Black Knights were dealt a huge blow as junior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw left West Point. On Tuesday, the Army Black Knights' quarterback competition was settled by default as junior Ahmad Bradshaw left the program. According to Sal Interdonato of the Times Herald-Record, Bradshaw's decision to leave came after Army held...
Via Underdog Dynasty
August 17, 2016

Army loses QB Ahmad Bradshaw to transfer

The Army Black Knights are looking to turn their recent luck around going into the 2016 season, but it certainly doesn’t seem like they are going to be able to do that. Things got much harder as potential starting quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw has left the team and will leave West Point. It was reported by Sal Interdonato of the Times Herald-Record that Bradshaw would be leaving the...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Notre Dame-Army, a football rivalry unmatched in the 1940s

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) When Army coach Jeff Monken kicks back in his office chair, he can stare out the massive side window at Michie Stadium and the sign that hangs above Blaik Field on the home side - ''National Champions 1944, 1945, 1946'' - and imagine Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside running rampant. ''I think that's awesome,'' said Monken, the latest Army coach to use films of...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Army's Jeff Monken in year 3; likes the mix of his new team

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Army coach Jeff Monken is set to begin year three at the helm, which means half his roster includes players he has signed. Right now, he likes that mix. ''I think we're getting better as a program and better as a team,'' Monken said. ''We've got a lot of guys that have played in games that find themselves in pretty important roles this year. We've just got...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Army adjusts 2017 football schedule

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Army has changed several of its game dates for the 2017 season. The Black Knights will open with a Friday night game at Michie Stadium on Sept. 1 against Fordham, while the game at Tulane, originally slated for Sept. 2, was moved to Sept. 23 in New Orleans. The game at Rice on Sept. 23 has been pushed to Oct. 7, and the home game against Texas-El Paso is...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Army’s leading rusher Aaron Kemper no longer on team

The Army Black Knights lost one of their most productive players on the roster. It was reported that fullback Aaron Kemper had been dismissed from the team “due to an academic honor-code violation.” Last year, Kemper led Army with 544 yards and 5.4 yards per carry with three touchdowns on the year. The Hudson Valley Times Herald-Record reported that the move might have been coming...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Army-Syracuse Preview

(AP) - Syracuse didn't work this hard in earning the right to host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament only to relinquish the edge to the two other teams competing there that own a New York zip code. The fourth-seeded Orange begin play Friday against one of those squads when they take on Army at the Carrier Dome. ''I know a lot of teams don't talk about those things, but...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Army women headed back to NCAAs after beating Loyola 69-51

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Kelsey Minato scored 25 points to help top-seed Army beat Loyola, Md. 69-51 on Saturday night and win the Patriot League Tournament, earning the conference's NCAA bid. Aimee Oertner added 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Black Knights, who are making their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in the past three seasons. They went in 2014, their...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Ferguson double-double sends Army past Boston U 80-71

BOSTON (AP) Kevin Ferguson scored 18 points and collared 14 rebounds to help Army upset Boston U 80-71 on Tuesday night, winning a fifth-straight game and securing a spot in the quarterfinals of the upcoming Patriot League tournament. Tanner Plomb scored 16 points, Kyle Wilson 15 and Luke Morrison 11 for Army, which notched its 11th road win, a program record. Ferguson's double...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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