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    Army BaseballA game in the much-anticipated rivalry series between Army West Point baseball and Navy will now be carried live on CBS Sports Network. Recently announced by the Patriot League, the Army-Navy baseball game slated for March 25 at Navy's Terwilliger Brothers Field at Max Bishop Stadium will be broadcast live to a national audience. This contest was one of 13 picked up by the network, but is scheduled to be the lone baseball game.

    CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com. Read More


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    Cadets Attend the AADM in BeijingLTC(P) Gregory led a section of six first-class Cadets to attend the Army-Army Dialogue Mechanism (AADM) in Beijing, China. Cadets were at the forefront of engaging in and managing military-military relations between the U.S. and China.


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    Growing up, young aspiring athletes always have someone they look up to. Whether it's a professional athlete or a coach they had growing up, kids always try and mold their game and their lives based on someone they look up to. For Army West Point men's basketball's Jordan Fox, he didn't have to look any further than his grandfather. Click here to watch the video: https://youtu.be/x62ehv2fLaw. This inspirational story explains a bond between two men that started in youth basketball when Fox's grandfather taught him the game he loves so much. He then made it possible for Fox to attend AAU college showcase tournaments, which ultimately got him an invitational to an elite camp at West Point where he was offered his only Division I scholarship. Fox now is living out his dream as his grandfather watches on proudly.


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    Cadets in Jordan Rich Cultural ExcursionCadets studying abroad in Jordan had an opportunity for a rich cultural excursion, cadets Cornett, Smadi, Mathias, and Ogando traveled with AMIDEAST on the Jordanian Biblical Excursion, visiting the sites of Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan River; Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land; the ancient city of Madaba; and the Dead Sea. The experience was enriching culturally, historically, and spiritually. Cadets also participated in the Amman Security Colloquial, hosted by the Arab Institute for Security Studies. They listened to several speakers, sat in on panel discussions, and attended the Security WMD Training Workshop. The conference included various speakers from different (non-US) security perspectives, and enabled cadets to gain a better understanding of the complexity behind the Middle East’s security challenges.


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    CDT Marcos Arroyo '18Firstie Marcos Arroyo of the Army West Point men's soccer team was named to the Scholar All-America Second Team by the United Soccer Coaches on Thursday afternoon after receiving Scholar All-East Region honors on Wednesday. Arroyo, who garnered Academic All-Patriot League Team accolades in early November and, is the first Black Knight since Winston Boldt '15 to earn Scholar Athlete All-America honors. On top of being a co-captain, All-Patriot League performer and Deputy Brigade Commander, Arroyo has excelled greatly in the classroom, carrying a 3.675 grade-point average as a Physics major. The Oviedo, Fla., native ranks 48th out of 1,043 in his class and has been a three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member. On the pitch, he started in all 17 games and logged the most minutes by any Cadet on the team. His impact on the field led him to his second all-league selection and All-Northeast Region Second Team recognition. In his firstie season, he assisted on the game-winning goals against Marist and Lafayette, while also handing out a helper in a 2-1 win over Sacred Heart. Read More


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    Cadets & Faculty Present at the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) Cadets and Faculty presented at the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) Annual Conference. CDT Dipak Prasad, CDT Noah Siegel, 2LT Delaforge, 2LT Ivanovsky, and LTC Norberg attended and presented scholarly work at the APS DFD in Denver, Colorado. Each presenter was given ten minutes to present research and two minutes for questions from the other conference attendees. Cadets Prasad and Siegel presented research from both their independent study and current capstone project. 2LTs Delaforge and Ivanovsky presented work supporting their Master’s thesis from St. Cyr conducted with COL Benson. LTC Norberg presented on Technical Communication in the Mechanical Engineering curriculum.


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    CDT Kenneth Brinson '19Cow linebacker Kenneth Brinson was voted onto the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Division I Football First Team on Thursday. Brinson was selected by the Sports Information Directors from around the country as a first team honoree. A Kennesaw, Ga., native and chemical engineering major, has started every game at outside linebacker since his arrival at West Point in the fall of 2015. He has played in a total of 37 games and has 99 career tackles. He has 8.5 sacks in his career with four total in back-to-back seasons in 2016 and 2017. He is also a member of the Dean's List and has earned the Superintendent's Award while at West Point. Before arriving at the academy, Brinson was honored by the National Football Foundation as a National High School Scholar-Athlete. Read More


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  • 12/18/17--07:17: Athletic Director's Update
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    Athletic Director's Update


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    Cadet Final Briefings for the Village of SuffernCadets in the Core Engineering Sequence Capstone Project Course presented their final decision briefings for the Village of Suffern, NY. Two project teams hosted and briefed their client, Mayor Ed Markunas, along with Deputy Mayor Frank Hagan, on their work this semester. One team analyzed how Suffern could upgrade its wastewater treatment plant, balancing technical requirements with costing options and implementation time. The second team explored ways in which the Village could share municipal services with surrounding municipalities and reduce its net tax burden in the process.


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    CDT Janae McNeal '18 The Army West Point women's basketball team came one point shy of tying the academy record for most points in a single game when the Black Knights defeated St. Joseph's Brooklyn, 107-46, on Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena. Three Cadets eclipsed the double-digit scoring mark with Madison Hovren leading the way with a game-high 23 on 10-of-12 shooting. Click here to watch the video recap: https://youtu.be/2Pisi9Ma2iw. Janae McNeal and Margaret Anne Hubbell combined for 29 points, while Destinee Morris added nine. It was an all-around effort for the Black Knights (7-4), who had all 16 Cadet-athletes see action against the Bears (5-6) with 14 putting their name in the scoring column. The 107 points was one shy of a Christl Arena record of 108, which was set against the College of Staten Island on Dec. 29, 2013. The 61-point victory was the largest by an Army team since a 93-28 win against Coast Guard on Dec. 14, 2000 at West Point. Army is now 8-0 coming off back-to-back losses in its last eight opportunities. Read More


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    International Relations Trip to YaleMajor Brandon Colas and members from his International Relations class sat in on a class by Dr. Paul Bracken at Yale University. Dr. Bracken is a leading expert in the application of technology in both business and defense, and his class, 'Strategy, Technology, and War' focused on the intersection between DoD policy and technological development. As a former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) researcher, Dr. Bracken was pleased to have members of the United States Military Academy not only attend, but participate in his graduate-level class that was taught at Yale's School of Management.


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    CDT John Voit '18The Army West Point football team had 13 cadet-athletes recognized on Phil Steele's All-Independent teams. The Black Knights were well-represented on the first team offense, defense and special teams. Ahmad Bradshaw, Darnell Woolfolk, Bryce Holland and Joshua Boylan were selected to the All-Independent First Team offense, while the second team offense included Kell Walker, Brett Toth and Mike Houghton. On the defensive side, the Black Knights landed three on the first team and two on the second squad. John Voit, Alex Aukerman and James Nachtigal were voted onto the first team, while Kenneth Brinson and James Gibson were second team honorees. Army also saw Nick Schrage make the second team among special teams player after an impressive year punting and kicking off for the Black Knights. Army is back in action on Dec. 23 in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, which will be live on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. CT. Read More


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    Collaborative Research ProjectThis semester, Dr. Fekete, Dr. Katherine Duncan, and Cadet Kaneen Manuel participated in a collaborative, interdisciplinary project aimed at producing dye-sensitized solar cells. The three participants spent multiple hours in the laboratory producing solar cells based on a dye-sensitized titanium oxide anode and a platinum cathode. Their plan was to improve the procedure and start designing their own solar cells, to include the incorporation of a printed graphene electrode. Solar cells may ultimately be 3D printed on a transparent conductive oxide layer deposited on glass. The printed devices could be of any shape or form, to include, for example, reproducing a photograph. This emerging technology promises to be less expensive than the silicon-based alternative and it is hoped to lead to thin, flexible solar panels amenable to a wide variety of lighting conditions, such as indoors, making them suitable for applications beyond rooftops and solar-panel farms.


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    CDT Tommy Funk '20The Army West Point men's basketball team lead wire-to-wire in its 79-54 victory over service-academy rival Air Force in a Sunday Matinee at Madison Square Garden. The Black Knights were busy from behind-the-arc, setting a season high in makes (16) while shooting better than 50 percent from deep for the second time this season. Army shot at a clip of 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from downtown in the first half and finished at 51.6 (16-of-31) for the game. Click here to watch the video highlights: https://youtu.be/hkjswAoPkFk. Additionally, the Cadets shot 42.6 percent from the floor (26-of-61) and 78.6 percent from the charity stripe (11-of-14). Leading that effort was cow guard Jordan Fox, who finished 4-of-4 from long range and tied Tommy Funk for a team-high 16 points. Funk tied his career-high in points for the fourth time this season and sixth time overall. Tucker Blackwell (3-of-5), Luke Morrison (3-of-11), John Emezie (2-of-3) and Funk (3-of-6) also hit multiple treys in the contest for the Black Knights. Fox added a game-high four steals and four assists, while Funk tallied a game-high five helpers. Read More


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    Why do States do What They do?The International Affairs Forum hosted their final panel of the semester. The "Why do states do what they do?" Panel Series on North Korea was attended by approximately 100 cadets and faculty in the Haig Room. The guests included Ms. Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser for Asia, and Mr. Ken Gause, director of the International Affairs Group at the Center for Naval Analyses. The cadets discussed North Korean state behavior based on structural conditions, domestic politics, and leadership dynamics; and to assess this behavior along with appropriate policy responses from Chinese and American perspectives.


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    Cadets Visit Heroico Academia MilitarSpanish section cadets had the opportunity to visit the Heroico Academia Militar in Mexico City. MAJ Caro Gray participated in the "Future Leaders Exchange" as the interpreter for the USMA Commandant. There were two scrimmage games between the cadet athletes of both academies with the intent to enhance the positive relationship between the U.S. and Mexican Armies. Numerous cadet-athletes that participated in the trip are students of Intense Intermediate Spanish and were a valuable communication asset to the leaders, coaches, and other cadets participating in the events.


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    CDT Madison Hovren '19Cow forward Madison Hovren of the Army West Point women's basketball team received her third Patriot League Player of the Week honor of the season on Monday. Hovren helped the Black Knights close out the non-conference slate with a win over St. Joseph's Brooklyn on Saturday by posting a game-high 23 points, one shy of her season-high, on 10-of-12 shooting. It was the fourth time in her career that she made double-digit field goals. She also tallied seven boards, a steal and an assist against the Bears. Heading into the holiday break, Hovren is averaging a double-double and ranks third in the Patriot League in scoring at 16.5 points per game, while sitting in second in rebounding with 10.4 per outing. She has eclipsed the 20-point scoring mark four times this season and reached double-digit points in 10 of 11 games. The Black Knights will return to the court on Dec. 29, when they welcome Boston U. to Christl Arena for the Patriot League opener slated for 3 p.m.


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    Dr. Sawyer Speaks on the Future of AutomationThe Engineering Psychology program recently invited Dr. Ben Sawyer, MIT AgeLab, to give a talk on the past, present, and future of automation. This yielded enlightening conversations on the extent to which we all rely on automation in our lives, and what consequences - good and bad - come along with it. To top off the talk, the cadets were invited to examine a semi-autonomous car with several self-driving technologies and learn about the features that may soon be the future of driving for all of us. Dr. Sawyer is currently planning to host E-Psych cadets and faculty for a visit to MIT AgeLab in Spring 2018.


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    CDT Alex King '21Army West Point forward Alex King was named the Patriot League's men's basketball The Rock Rookie of the Week. King scored a career-high 24 points in the team's 76-64 victory at St. Francis Brooklyn to earn his first career league honor. The Columbus, Ind., native shot 8-of-13 from the floor in the victory, including draining a season-high three 3-pointers on five attempts from behind-the-arc. He was also 5-of-6 from the charity strike and collected a personal-best nine rebounds, including seven on the defensive end. King added two steals against the Terriers as well. He was limited to just two points in seven minutes during Army's victory over service-academy rival Air Force on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, snapping his double-digit scoring streak at five games. Patriot League Men's Basketball - The Rock Player and Rookie of the Week awards are selected in a vote by League media members and each school's sports information director, who are not eligible to vote for their own student-athletes. The Black Knights are back on the court Dec. 29 when they begin Patriot League play with a matchup at Boston University. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Case Gym.


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    Advanced Philosophy Wins Virtual DebateTwo teams of five Cadets from across four sections of Advanced Philosophy and Ethical Reasoning handedly won a Virtual Debate with two teams of five students from a San Francisco Bay area school and Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU). The project was to debate the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Future Wars. Two of Dr. Barry's NDNU student debaters were the android Bina48 (the world's most advanced social robot) and a NAO robot, Frisco.

    The Debate focused on an issue of philosophical and political concern that the cadets and NDNU students analyzed from a moral perspective: Is it morally superior and virtuous to pursue and engage in non-lethal warfare (NLW) than to pursue and engage in conventional lethal warfare? The NDNU students defended the affirmative that it was morally superior and virtuous to pursue and engage in NLW. The cadets took the position of the negative and attacked their premise that it was occasionally a moral necessity to pursue and engage in conventional lethal warfare.

    The Virtual Debate was a Lincoln Douglas style debate that took place on a private YouTube channel over a 30-day period. Each team would prepare, record, and upload their argument, cross examination and rebuttal. The cadets that took part in the debate were: Dan Berardino '20 (captain), Olivia Agee '20, Matt Arnold '20, Greg Brookover '20, and Rowan Crowley '20; and Team #2: Samantha Rosende '20 (team captain), Brian Brooks '20, Alex Dolan '20, Murray Johnston '20, and Maya Kuang '19.


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