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ARMY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Army West Point's Jeff Monken ready for season No. 2

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Spring practice is over for Army West Point coach Jeff Monken and the Black Knights with a lot of work ahead. There's a big leadership void to replace with the departures of 27 letter winners, including 10 offensive starters and six on defense. Lost to graduation are quarterback Angel Santiago and an imposing trio of running backs in Larry Dixon, Raymond Maples...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Army audibles; will keep using ‘Black Knights’ nickname

There were previously reports that West Point would drop the Army Black Knights nickname. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case after the official unveiling of the university’s rebranding. Rather than switching the name to “Cadets” like many had assumed, West Point Academy simply did some minor rebranding in hopes of advancing the athletic department. In a press release...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Check out Army West Point's new football uniforms and logo

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Army is getting a new look. The academy unveiled a rebranding Monday night after an 18-month collaboration with Nike. One goal is to strengthen the connection between Army and West Point. The academy will now refer to its teams as Army West Point instead of just Army. All 28 of the school's sports teams will have a new main logo featuring a shield, sword, star...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Army Reveals New Logo After Switching Name From Black Knights to Cadets

The athletic teams of the U.S. Military Academy have been known as the "Black Knights" since right before the turn of the century. Prior to that they were known as the "Cadets." Well--going forward the teams will no longer be known as the "Black Knights", but will be going by "Cadets" one again.With the change in name comes a change in logo. For more on the new uniforms follow this...
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Army drops nickname Black Knights from athletics

When people think of Army football, they commonly refer to the proud tradition associated with the program.  They also consider the nickname the “Black Knights” attached as the team’s mascot. Tuesday, however, the school formally dropped the term from the team’s name effective immediately. Army will refer back to their former title the Cadets. The school released a statement...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Army retires "Black Knights" nickname, rebrands as "Cadets."

Army is retiring its "Black Knights" nickname. The academy will replace the nickname, used officially since 1999, with the more traditional "Cadets" nickname.The U.S. Military Academy announce via statement on the athletic program's website. The academy said that it consulted with "former cadet-athletes, coaches, historians and West Point graduates," along with  its athletic apparel...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Army Ditching "Black Knights" Nickname for Former Nickname and a New Logo

In college football we see many schools come out with a host of new uniforms every season, but we do not see anyone actually go through a complete re-branding. Yes, they may update their uniforms, but that's where it stops. However, there will be one school going for an all out rebrand next season, and you'll never guess who.The U.S. Military Academy.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Navy's Will Kelly With the "Get That S*** Outta Here" Block of the Night Against Army

The Army and Navy basketball teams met on the hard court Tuesday night in the opening round of the Patriotic League Tournament. Navy had not beaten Army in post season play since 2001, but that changed in no small part due to the block party that Navy center Will Kelly had. On the night the big man ended up having eight blocks (the team had 11).One of them came when Army's Tanner...
Via FatManWriting
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Navy Wearing Awesome New Sneakers For Rivalry Game vs. Army

Army-Navy is better known for the football rivalry, but the other sports played between the two service academies get pretty heated as well. The Black Knights and Midshipmen are currently squaring in men’s hoops, and Navy has some very cool new Under Armour Clutch Fit Drive sneakers for the occasion. Navy men's basketball to wear these new Under Armour Clutch Fit Drive...
Via College Spun
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Army-Navy Game Posts Highest Rating In 15 Years For CBS

Had the Army-Navy Game been able to affect the composition of the College Football Playoff field, you might have seen an even higher television rating for this event. Yet, CBS will be quite happy with the numbers from this past Saturday’s edition of an American sports classic. Ohio State is safely in the College Football Playoff, but if the selection committee had chosen to wait...
Via Awful Announcing
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: West Point’s Band Leader Is In Full Ghillie Suit Camouflage At Today’s Army-Navy Game

Army, which has lost 12 straight games in its fantastic rivalry with Navy, holds a 7-0 lead midway through the second quarter this afternoon in Baltimore. Fans of the Black Knights have to be happy with this start for the team. In the last few years, the Army-Navy game has featured flashy new uniforms for both sides. Navy has a really strong look today, but it may be Army’s band...
Via College Spun
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Navy’s Coach Takes Shot At Army’s Coach: “It’s Going To Take More Than Signs To Beat Us”

Saturday’s only football contest, appropriately, is the all-important rivalry matchup between Army and Navy. The Midshipmen, bowl eligible for the 11th time in the last 12 years, haven’t lost to the Black Knights since 2001. On ESPN’s College GameDay, head coach Ken Niumatalolo made it clear that it’s going to be quite difficult for his rival to break the streak. Niumatalolo...
Via College Spun
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Army Football Tweets Jersey With Camouflage Numbers, “Duty, Honor, Country” On Nameplate

Army football is no stranger to awesome new uniforms, and it ramping things up to another level with the newest look that was tweeted out tonight. The Black Knights have a new black jersey with desert-colored camouflage numbers, and “Duty, Honor, Country” on the nameplates.  Duty. Honor. Country. #swagoftheweek #goARMY #nike pic.twitter.com/Yum30eu4fc — Army Football (@Army_Football...
Via College Spun
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Monken, Black Knights eager to start new era

When Jeff Monken arrived for his interview during Army's coaching search, he brought with him impressive credentials, an offensive mindset, and a driven determination. He also knew exactly what to say and when to say it. ''What you will find with Jeff is that there aren't a whole lot of details that he doesn't already know the answer to,'' Black Knights...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Army Perspective: A Q&A With 2 Black Knights On Army-Navy

After the cacophony of bowl selections and coaching changes at the end of the regular season, there’s one college football game that takes center stage in the most unique of settings. It’s showcased as the definitive display of honor, duty and valor for young men who embark on careers where the enemy is no longer […]The post The Army Perspective: A Q&A With 2 Black Knights...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Army fires head coach Rich Ellerson after 5 years, no wins vs Navy

Army fired coach Rich Ellerson on Sunday after five seasons at West Point and no victories against Navy. Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said in a statement released by the school that Ellerson was notified that he would not be retained about 24 hours after the Black Knights (3-9) finished the season with a 34-7 loss to Navy. "Rich Ellerson has represented West Point and...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Army fires Ellerson after 5 years, no wins vs Navy

Army has fired coach Rich Ellerson after five seasons at West Point and no victories against Navy. Army athletic director Boo Corrigan says Ellerson was notified that he would not be retained Sunday night, about 24 hours after the Black Knights (3-9) finished the season with a 34-7 loss to Navy. Ellerson went 20-41 at the U.S. Military Academy and couldn't snap the Black Knights...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Awesome Images From the 114th Army/Navy Game

Only one game was on Saturday. It wasn't the best played game of the season. Nor is it going to factor into the bowl game picture or the national championship. More than likely no one is going to be in camp for NFL teams, and even if they do get invited they have a service commitment that will make playing NFL ball kind of hard--if they make the team.However, it was the 114th edition...
Via FatManWriting
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Army Hype Video for Army/Navy Game is Hands Down the Best One of the College Football Season

Saturday will see the 114th edition of the Army/Navy game being played, or as I like to see it--the most respected football game of the year. Yeah, I know that it doesn't have any future NFL stars, Heisman winners, or social media darlings. What it does have is something so much better--Men that are playing for the love of the game and when they are done will be putting their...
Via FatManWriting
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Gambling is Bad Week 16: Salutes and Such

ARMY +13 vs NAVY"Tradition. History. The Army-Navy Game." - Verne Lundquist, probablyArmy/Navy is the game that makes non-fans into fans for a few hours."What's grounding?" families watch this. A hard-fought game in the brisk Philly air before dinner. Sautrday's forecast calls for 12 mph winds and a 40% chance of snow. What a perfect buffer before the bowls. Navy's triple-option...
Via Football Nation
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Army-Navy Repost: The History of America's Game

We're getting ready for tomorrow's Army-Navy game by reposting some of our favorite pieces on the rivalry from previous years. Here's a blog on the game's history, originally published in December 2011.The Army-Navy game is a 121 year old tradition that has grown into one of the most celebrated and revered rivalries in college football. The first game was played on November 29th...
Via Double Coverage Football
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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