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The 10th U.S. Cavalry and the Mexican Punitive Expedition

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The 10th U.S. Cavalry and the Mexican Punitive ExpeditionIn this video join CPT Rose Horswill, a military historian with the West Point Department of History and Marlana Cook, Curator of Art at the West Point Museum.

They discuss artifacts related to the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment of Buffalo Soldiers from the Spanish American War, Philippines War, and the Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916.

These are just some of the amazing artifacts you will find at the West Point Museum.

CSM Coffey Makes People the First Priority

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CSM Coffey Makes People the First PriorityPeople first. People are everything.

This is a part of the philosophy Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Coffey, U.S. Military Academy senior enlisted leader, has lived by as a leader in the U.S. Army.

“I believe in doing the right things the right way,” Coffey said. “If you communicate, if you’re present and you’re a team player, you can get through almost anything and you will be a valued member of the team.”

As the senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Coffey is in charge to extend the influence of Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, USMA Superintendent, and help inform and enforce his priorities and lines of effort all the while taking care of the entirety of the USMA team.

“We have to make sure that everyone is a part of a squad, that they are not alone and that someone is there for them,” Coffey said. “This is a crucial element on how we combat racism, extremism, sexual harassment, assault and suicide.” Read more.

Cadets Discuss Latin Language Distinction

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Cadets Discuss Latin Language DistinctionCadets in the Latin club discussed the different ways Romans used language to distinguish class structures. In describing the Roman family for example, their text used liberi (literally: free people) to describe Roman children born in a free status and used servi to describe the slaves bound to the Roman household. Many of the Cadets were unaware of the power of the Latin language to make such a distinction.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: The Citadel

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Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: The CitadelArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met virtually with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.

The Black Knights will look to improve to 4-1 this Saturday when they play host to The Citadel for a 1:30 p.m. tilt at Michie Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
“Good afternoon everyone. It's good to be in here today after a victory. I am proud of our team and their effort. I thought we did some really great things on Saturday and also some things we recognize that we have to improve on. That's the nice thing about a victory, that in every game there are things you wish you did better and you don't have to pay the ultimate price to find those things out. Hopefully we will improve from our play on Saturday. We really have to shift gears a lot as a defense and defend a triple option team much like our own. That is going to be a challenge for us – to do that with a quick turnaround. Coach (Brent) Thompson does a really great job at the Citadel and I have a great respect for him. To have the success that they have there is really remarkable. Like service academies, they have a difficult time recruiting the same type of athlete because it is a military school. They've won their league. They've gotten to the playoffs and I have a great respect for him, his team and staff. He's got a couple of staff members who I have worked with in the past.”

“We have consulted with them and them with us over the last few years offensively. So, there's going to be some familiarity which will be a challenge for both sides. Certainly for us, we didn't hold anything back and pretty much talked to him about all the things we do on offense so that'll provide some familiarity. Along with Orlando Mitjans Jr., who coaches their corners and Tony Grantham, who is their defensive coordinator – I have worked with both of those gentlemen in the past.” Read more.

Bullseye Named Official Army Rifle Mascot

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Bullseye Named Official Army Rifle MascotThe Army West Point Rifle team is excited to announce the addition of the team's new mascot, Bullseye.

Small in stature, Bullseye stands at just over a foot, but provides a stoic presence. The mascot earned its name following a naming contest, which fans voted on in September. Bullseye received 68.8% percent of the votes, while Buckshot (28.1%) and Tronsrue (3.1%) where the other finalists.

The people have spoken.

Welcome to the family Bullseye?? pic.twitter.com/cgMeh2O3sP— Army Rifle (@ArmyWP_Rifle) September 18, 2020

Fans can expect to see Bullseye making numerous appearances throughout the year on the Army Rifle Twitter (@ArmyWP_Rifle) and Instagram pages (ArmyWP_Rifle).

Prof. Barry Awarded 2020 ASEE National Outstanding Teaching Award

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Prof. Barry Awarded 2020 ASEE Nat'l Outstanding Teaching AwardCongratulations to Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) Professor Brock E. Barry who has been Awarded the 2020 the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) National Outstanding Teaching Award! ASEE is committed to the support of faculty scholarship and systems that develop teaching expertise. The National Outstanding Teaching Award was designed to provide national recognition to an engineering educator for outstanding classroom performance, contributions to the scholarship of teaching, and participation in ASEE.

CME has now had four recipients of this prestigious award: 2006, COL Ronald W. Welch (now Dean of Engineering at The Citadel). 2010, Dr. J. Ledlie Klosky (Professor, CME). 2012, COL Bobby Grant Crawford (Professor, Quinnipiac University). 2020, Dr. Brock E. Barry (Professor, CME).

Football Set to Host The Citadel Saturday

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Football Set to Host The Citadel SaturdayThe Black Knights look to keep up the winning ways at Michie Stadium on Saturday, October 10 when they host The Citadel at 1:30 p.m. ET. The game will be telecast nationally on CBS Sports Network. Ben Holden will handle the play-by-play duties, the color analyst is Ross Tucker and the sideline reporter is Tina Cervasio. The game can be heard on the radio, both on the flagship stations WBNR and WLNA, Sirius 134, XM 202 and streamed through the TuneIn app on the Army Black Knights Radio.

The Black Knights and the Bulldogs have met nine times previously on the gridiron. The Black Knights are 7-2 all-time against the Bulldogs and bring a one-game winning streak into Saturday's matchup after a 25-24 victory on October 22, 1994. All nine previous matchups took place at Michie Stadium with the first in 1934. The Black Knights are 10-2 against FCS opponents under seventh-year head coach Jeff Monken and have won the last nine-straight.

Saturday's 55-23 victory over ACU was the 700th win in the program. The last 50 wins (650 to 700) took just the better part of nine seasons (September 17, 2011 to October 3, 2020). The previous 50 wins (600 to 650) took 15 seasons (September 28, 1996 to September 17, 2011). Read more.

Women of West Point: Mary Pinkney MacArthur

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Women of West Point: Mary Pinkney MacArthurCheck out the latest Women of West Point video on Mary Pinkney MacArthur, courtesy of MAJ Justine Meberg and the Theater Arts Guild. Mary Pinkney MacArthur’s life encompassed many transitions. Her youth brought her from a Confederate home to a Union marriage. Her West Point experience began as the mother of a cadet and culminated as the mother of the Superintendent. In this video, learn more about Mary, called “Pinky” by her friends, and the close relationship with her son Douglas that he later described as a lifetime of “devoted comradeship.”

Dotson and Walsh Selected as First 2020-21 CEP Scholar Athletes

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Dotson and Walsh Selected as First 2020-21 CEP Scholar Athletes Jacob Dotson ’21 of Army West Point Sprint Football and Morgan Walsh ’21 of Women's Soccer have been selected as the Corps Squad Athletes of the Month for September.

Dotson is a four-year member and starting offensive lineman on the Army West Point sprint football team. Balancing a very challenging lineup of courses that has spanned from advanced Math and Engineering to advanced Language and Culture study, CDT Dotson currently maintains a 3.835 GPA as an Operations Research Major and Latin America Regional Studies Minor. Dotson is in his second season as the team's starting center and appeared in seven games in his cow year. He consistently demonstrates excellence across all pillars, and the Academy has formally recognized his achievements as an extremely well-rounded and talented future leader. He has been awarded the Superintendent's Award for Excellence (Wreath and Star), the Superintendent's Award for Achievement (Wreath), the Distinguished Cadet Award (Star), and the DPE Master of the Sword Award.

In 2019, Walsh was one of four Black Knights to start in all 20 contests. She helped back a defense that held opponents to 0.95 goals per game. Walsh aided the defense that posted six shutouts last year. Academically maintains a 3.473 cumulative GPA as a Kinesiology major. She has made the Dean's List in five of her six semesters at the Academy and is a two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member (2018 & 2019). Read more.

Army Announces Pair of Volleyball Exhibitions

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Army Announces Pair of Volleyball ExhibitionsArmy West Point Volleyball head coach Alma Kovaci Lee announced Thursday that the team will compete in a pair of exhibition matches in October.

The Black Knights will play their first contest of 2020 on Saturday, October 10 when the team travels to New London, Conn., to take on Coast Guard. Army will then return home to host Merchant Marine on Saturday, October 17 at 4 p.m. at Gillis Field House. The home match will be closed to outside spectators. Athletes from each team will be subject to their academy's respective COVID-19 testing protocols ahead of competition.

“More than 200 teams in the country don't have the opportunity to play against an opponent, so the first thing that comes to mind is how grateful we are to have a chance to compete this fall,” Kovaci Lee said. “We do not take this opportunity for granted. Our team is young and hungry to compete. Everyone is excited and ready to test ourselves against Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. It should be fun!”

Stay tuned for game coverage information for both contests.

AOG Hosts Class of 2022 Appreciation Tailgate

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AOG Hosts Class of 2022 Appreciation TailgateEarlier this week at the Herbert Hall Alumni Center, the West Point Association of Graduates hosted the Company Ring and Crest Representatives (R&C Reps) for the Class of 2022, for an ‘appreciation tailgate’. The idea for the event came from class president, Cadet Xavier Williams ’22, and Ring and Crest Chairman, Cadet Claire Jones ‘22.

Cadet Williams said, “We wanted to have this event as a way to give back to our Company Ring and Crest Reps for the hard work they have put in for our class events over the past couple of years. Partnering with WPAOG made the event possible and we are very thankful for what Mrs. Kilner and the WPAOG staff have done for us.”

It was an informal evening and a time for both groups to get to know each other better. The Company Ring and Crest Reps play an important role in helping their classmates understand the mission and vision of WPAOG and how we support the Academy and the Long Gray Line.

Feinstein's Findings: Grinding Out the Win

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Feinstein's Findings: Grinding Out the WinLet us begin today with a couple of wise sayings from coaches—one currently doing excellent work; the other an immortal.

Jeff Monken, Army's football coach, likes to say this before his team faces an opponent most people believe it should beat: “I'm concerned anytime we play, regardless of who we're playing.”

Dean Smith, who won 879 games as North Carolina's basketball coach and is on the sport's coaching Mount Rushmore, liked to remind his players that, “The other team gives scholarships too.” The truth in both Monken's and Smith's words were on display for three long hours Saturday afternoon inside Michie Stadium. Monken's concerns about facing Citadel, a team that runs an option offense almost identical to Army's, were so real that it wasn't until the final seconds finally bled off the clock that he and his players could breathe a deep sigh of relief after escaping with a 14-9 victory. From beginning to end, the Bulldogs made it crystal clear that they had very much earned their scholarships and had made the trip north with every intention of pulling a memorable upset.

“They were great," Monken said when it was over. "Their defense outplayed our offense all day.” Fortunately, the same was true of Army's defense, which allowed Citadel very little room to maneuver. In fact, Citadel's two scoring drives—to a first quarter field goal and a late fourth quarter touchdown—went for 28 yards and two yards. Army won the game because it managed to piece together two touchdown drives: one in the second quarter that was built—remarkably—on three PASS completions; the second in the third quarter that was the only time all day one felt as if it was watching an Army offense: 14 rushes that covered 62 yards and included two converted fourth downs.

Beyond that, Citadel's defense, as Monken pointed out, seemed to be ready for everything the Black Knights threw in its direction. The Bulldogs defense got consistent penetration on play after play. Army was without senior fullback Sandon McCoy, but one might have thought his absence wouldn't make that much difference given that fullback is the team's deepest position. But Jakobi Buchanan, Cade Barnard and Anthony Adkins carried the ball a combined 18 times for just 52 yards. Thirteen of those yards came on a critical run by Buchanan on Army's last run-out-the-clock drive of the game.

In all, the Black Knights ran the ball 50 times for 153 yards, an average of 3.1 yard per carry. This from a team that came into the game averaging 351 yards on the ground for four games for an average of six yards per carry. Read more.

Army-Navy Star Series Tilt to be Played on Oct. 25

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Army-Navy Star Series Tilt to be Played on Oct. 25The Army Sprint Football contest against Navy initially scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, October 18 in Annapolis, Md., has been pushed back to Sunday, October 25. The start time for the Star Series matchup, which is presented by USAA, will be 1 p.m. ET.

Attendance for the event will be limited to Midshipmen. It will not be open to the outside public. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Since the start of the 2012 season, Army owns a record of 6-4 over the Mids. During that span neither team has won more than two consecutive games. Of the 82 games that have been played in the rivalry, 37 have been decided by a single possession.

The contest initially scheduled for Sunday, October 4 at West Point will not be rescheduled.

Volleyball Claims Two Exhibition Victories at Coast Guard

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Volleyball Claims Two Exhibition Victories at Coast GuardThe Army West Point Volleyball team saw its first action of 2020, claiming two 3-0 victories over Coast Guard on Saturday.

After several intersquad scrimmages at Gillis Field House, the matches marked the first time the Black Knights were able to compete against another team since the COVID-19 outbreak that led to the postponement of the NCAA volleyball season.

The day was a great opportunity for Army's 12-member freshmen class to see their first competitive action, and they piled up the statsheet. Allanah Cutler was Army's top scorer on the day, recording five kills in the first contest and a team-leading eight kills in match two. Isabella Sullivan was the team's top setter on the day, leading the team with 11 assists in game one and 14 assists in match two.

“It felt great to play two matches today,” Head Coach Alma Kovaci Lee said. “The team did a great job of taking care of the ball on our side of the net. We are very young, so being able to compete helped us gain a bit of experience. I was very impressed with Allanah Cutler's play. She is powerful, smart and efficient.”

The veterans on the team also saw action on the day, with Ana Oglivie and Sayler Butters splitting time at libero and recording 11 combined digs apiece. Emmy Barnhorst was the team leader in kills in the first contest with eight. Read more.

Football Defeats the Citadel, 14-9

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Football Defeats the Citadel, 14-9Army Football defeated The Citadel, 14-9, on Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium. The defense made its presence known immediately, as Marquel Broughton hauled in his second interception of the season and career just 38 seconds into the game.

The Citadel got on the board first, with a 39-yard field goal as the clock expired on the first quarter. The Black Knights entered the second quarter trailing 3-0, the first time they have been behind at Michie Stadium in 2020.

With 2:57 left in the first half, Jemel Jones got the Black Knights on the board with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Reikan Donaldson and Landon Salyers' extra point made it 7-3, Army.

The Citadel was driving with under a minute left in the game, Cedrick Cunningham hauled in the second interception of the day for the Black Knights at Army's three yard line to thwart the Bulldogs' drive.

A Jemel Jones interception at Army's own 41 yard line gave The Citadel the ball back with 16 seconds left on the clock. A 47-yard field goal attempt by the Bulldogs' Colby Kintner hit the upright and the Black Knights took a 7-3 lead into the half. Read more.

The Ring to Prove It

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The Ring to Prove ItAfter spending over three years battling obstacles the U.S. Military Academy presented, the Class of 2021 cadets finally convened at Trophy Point to receive their class rings during the Ring Ceremony on Friday getting one step closer to the ranks of officership in the U.S. Army.

Since 1835, this customary tradition has highlighted the achievement of firsties being recognized for reaching their senior year at West Point. With the exception of the Classes of 1836 and 1869, every class has conducted this ceremony with the Class of 2021 now joining its Long Gray Line brethren.

The West Point crest, which is made of yellow gold and black onyx, is imbued in every ring on behalf of the black and yellow school colors. Traditionally, the ring is worn with the class crest toward the heart before graduation, and then switch to the academy crest toward the heart afterward. Class of 2021 Cadet Stephanie Dudgeon dreamed of wearing the class crest close to her heart ever since she was a child attending Ring Ceremony events.

“I grew up watching firsties get their ring, and it’s such an amazing honor to be in this position and being the firstie that gets the ring,” Dudgeon said. “I’m so excited that we’re close to graduation, and I get to wear the academy crest close to my heart.”

Class of 2021 Cadet Anthony Janeiro said this ceremony highlights his next step in reaching his goal of becoming an officer in the Army. At West Point, Janeiro formed close friendships and overcame many challenges that improved his character, and the ring represents his journey. Read more.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: UTSA

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Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: UTSAArmy West Point football head coach Jeff Monken met virtually with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.

The Black Knights are seeking their third consecutive contest this Saturday when they travel to San Antonio, Texas, for a date with UTSA in the Alamodome. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.

Army West Point Football Head Coach Jeff Monken
(Ref.: Opening statement)
“Good afternoon. We're getting prepared for this game at San Antonio coming off the win against The Citadel. I give The Citadel a lot of credit, Coach (Brent) Thompson did a great job preparing their team in particularly defensively. They took advantage of a couple of weeks to get ready for us and really bottled us up in a run game. Fortunately, we were able to make enough plays and hit a play action pass for a touchdown that gave us the lead that we needed.

“I thought our defense played really, really well. They got put in a terrible position there at the end of the game that was nobody's fault but mine. I was so frustrated with us not being able to run the ball as effectively as we have. So, you know our first down play we tried to throw a play action where we got sacked. Then on third down we wanted to get some of that back and see if we could sustain the drive and hold on to the ball. It was a poor decision on my part, but our defense I thought played their butts off all day long. Our offense played hard. We just weren't doing a very good job moving them sustaining blocks and missed a lot of opportunities. As I said, give credit to Citadel they have a tough football team, a really good staff. We are fortunate to have won and glad to have won.

“We move on to this game in San Antonio against a very athletic team, Coach (Jeff) Traylor done a remarkable job this year in his first season. They are one of the few teams in the country along with us that have played five games, so they have a lot of game experience under their belt. I'm just so impressed with them and how athletic they are at every position, that's across the board. We certainly have our hands full. I think just even impressed this past weekend and their effort against BYU who I think everybody recognizes they're a really tough, physical football team, a good football team and they're just toe-to-toe with them all day. We have a lot of work to do this week to get ready and hopefully we will be up for the task.” Read more.

Cadets Present Research at MIT Conference

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Cadets Present Research at MIT ConferenceCongratulations to Civil & Mechanical Engineering (CME) Cadets Andres Rodriguez, Mike Flanagan and Kristina Hughes for presenting papers at MIT’s The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Undergrad Research and Technology Conference. Mike presented work focused on stabilizing helicopter sling load oscillations at high speed. Kristina’s paper focused on stabilizing medevac rescue hoists in a hover, and featured a photo taken by her sister, who is a medevac pilot who has served in Afghanistan. Both projects align with the Army’s Future Vertical Lift initiatives. Andres presented a paper on the Agile Ground Robot that is in development in the Robotics Research Center. Their presentations were based on the work they completed during recent Independent Studies in CME. Well done!

McMahan, Kutz Earn Top-10 Finishes in 10.9 Virtual Rifle Match

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McMahan, Kutz Earn Top-10 Finishes in 10.9 Virtual MatchUSA Shooting announced the scores from its 10.9 virtual match, held on Friday, October 9, and two members from the Army West Point Rifle team earned Top-10 scores in the air rifle portion. Kaitlyn Kutz earned an eighth place finish, while Lauren McMahan placed 10th.

The Black Knights had a total of seven members participate in the match, which the team shot inside of the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center.

Kutz, a firsties from Dairen, Conn., shot a score of 415.2, which paired as the fourth highest score in the Open Women category. Not far behind was junior Lauren McMahan with a mark of 413.7. The Sarasota, Fla., native had the second highest score in the Junior Women category.

Also competing in the virtual match were Emily Gay (407.7, 23rd), Aaron Flowers (49th, 399.8), Sawyer Williams (398.9, 51st), Christian Conrad (397.5, 53rd) and Spencer Gillis (396.6, 57th).

Football to Kick at Noon vs. Mercer and Georgia Southern

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Football to Kick at Noon vs. Mercer and Georgia SouthernTwo game time changes for Army Football at Michie Stadium have been announced today, with the October 24 game vs. Mercer and the November 21 game vs. Georgia Southern now slated to kick at noon ET.

Both games will still be televised live on CBS Sports Network as they move into their regularly-scheduled time slot on the network.

Philosophy's Avocation to Major

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Philosophy's Avocation to MajorWhy should future Army Officers major in Philosophy? The Army’s former Chief of Staff, GEN (R) Eric Shinseki, remarks that philosophical inquiry invaluably develops a leader’s ability “to communicate, to educate, and to motivate others” in the profession of arms. Because philosophy demands ethical reflection on new challenges and rigorous critical analysis, it is foundational to conceptual and leadership skills that are applicable to all branches of the Army. In the classroom, the mind, and on Advanced Individual Academic Development (AIAD), Department of English and Philosophy scholar-soldiers learn to lead others as they develop themselves.

Atlantic Hockey Announces Format of 2020-21 Season

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Atlantic Hockey Announces Format of 2020-21 SeasonAtlantic Hockey has announced that the 2020-21 season will officially begin on the weekend of November 13-14, 2020. The schedule features a minimum of 24 games and allows for up to 28 games for our member institutions. The season concludes with the Atlantic Hockey Tournament, which will include all 11 teams and be played over three weekends culminating with a return to Buffalo's LECOM HarborCenter.

“First off, I'm extremely excited to be announcing we have an approved league schedule for the 2020-21 season. It's been a long process, and involved quite a bit of discussion, but it's a testament to all those involved that we have managed to get Atlantic Hockey on the ice in 2020-21," said Commissioner Robert DeGregorio. "We put this schedule together to maximize the student-athlete experience during such uncertain times. We found a way to schedule up to 28 games while maintaining a focus on the health and safety of all parties by reducing travel times and overnight trips as much as we could.”

To mitigate some of the risk factors regarding COVID-19 exposure during travel, Atlantic Hockey has separated the league into eastern and western pods, with Air Force standing alone as the geographic outlier. The eastern pod is made up of AIC, Army, Bentley, Holy Cross, and Sacred Heart. The western pod consists of Canisius, Mercyhurst, Niagara, RIT, and Robert Morris. All teams will play five games against each pod member (20 total games), play Air Force for a pair of games (2) for 22 league games, and then play a two-game set against LIU, who is being worked in as a scheduling partner for the 2020-21 season. Air Force will play each team twice and add in the Sharks for four games, two home and two on the road.

Prior to the possibility of LIU becoming a scheduling partner was even on the league's radar, it was decided that league standings would be determined by point percentage this season, not by total points or even win percentage. Atlantic Hockey decided to move in this direction for two reasons: 1) unfortunately there is no guarantee each team plays a full league schedule and 2) wins are not valued the same in the 3-on-3 OT model that is now our operating overtime so win percentage, while easier to comprehend, was not viable. With that in place, moving to a schedule where Air Force had 20 league games and all other members had 22 did not impact the ability to make a schedule like this work. Read more.

ASEM Student Case Study Competition

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ASEM Student Case Study CompetitionEvery year, the American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) sponsors a Student Case Study Competition. West Point is the defending champion and looking to hold that title again in 2020. This year’s competition was held remotely on Friday, October 9th. West Point’s ASEM chapter sponsored two cadet teams: CDTs Gerber, Benoit, Hall, & Posch and CDTs Hetrick, McHugh, Tri, & Hawkins. Will our cadets earn back-to-back titles? We will find out when results are released next month.

Bishop Named to Rimington Award Watch List

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Bishop Named to Rimington Award Watch ListArmy West Point Football yearling Connor Bishop was named to the Rimington Trophy watch list on Wednesday. The award is presented annually to nation's top center.

Bishop is helping the blocking efforts for the Black Knights' rushing attack which ranks second nationally with 311.0 rushing yards per game. The Holland, Pa., native was named Army's Offensive Player of the Game for the season-opener against Middle Tennessee State, after recording 20 knockdowns in his collegiate debut. The Cadets picked up a total of 340 rushing yards against the Blue Raiders. After being listed as a guard last season, Bishop made the transition to center during summer training camp.

The trophy, which was established in 2000, is named after College Football Hall of Famer Dave Rimington, who played center at Nebraska. Rimington was the only two-time winner of the Outland Trophy, claiming the award, given to nation's top interior lineman, in 1981 and 1982.

A Glimpse Inside USMA 2035

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A Glimpse Inside USMA 2035The United States Military Academy at West Point is undergoing a holistic 15-20-year modernization effort, known as “USMA 2035”, to renovate, retrofit, and modernize its academic, military, and physical development facilities, capabilities, and infrastructure. These efforts will enable us to execute our mission to meet the Army’s need by providing the most highly qualified, capable, and ready officers. This effort will also ensure that USMA remains postured to sustain, modernize, and secure its position as the preeminent leader development institution in the world. Learn more at: https://www.westpoint.edu/USMA-2035

BG Jebb Joins the SOSH Podcast

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BG Jebb Joins the SOSH PodcastThe SOSH Podcast is back with another fantastic episode. This week, Major Brian Harris hosts a conversation with Brigadier General Cindy Jebb, Dean of the Academic Board-West Point and Cadets Lauren Clark and Xavier Williams. They discuss Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric and Major Harris's new course in African American Political Thought. The podcast is one small part of our effort to lead difficult conversations on issues that matter.

Army Hockey Announces 2020-21 Schedule

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Army Hockey Announces 2020-21 ScheduleArmy Hockey head coach Brian Riley has announced the 2020-21 slate which features 26 games with 13 being played at Tate Rink.

“We are so grateful that we will have an opportunity to play games in the near future," said Riley. "I'm very proud of our guys for the self-discipline they have shown to stay safe and set us up to have a season. We are also very grateful to the leadership team here at West Point for the plan they implemented months ago to put us in a position where we could have a hockey season at Tate Rink.”

Fan attendance will not be open to the public at this time. Ticket information will be announced at a later date if conditions allow for fan attendance.

To mitigate some of the risk factors regarding COVID-19 exposure during travel, Atlantic Hockey has separated the league into eastern and western pods, with Air Force standing alone as the geographic outlier. The eastern pod is made up of AIC, Army, Bentley, Holy Cross, and Sacred Heart. The western pod consists of Canisius, Mercyhurst, Niagara, RIT, and Robert Morris.

All teams will play five games against each pod member (20 total games). Army will play Air Force for a pair of games (2) on the road totaling 22 league games. The Cadets will then play a three-game set against LIU at home, who is being worked in as a scheduling partner for the 2020-21 season.

Palone Announced to United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame Class

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Palone Announced to United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame ClassUnited Soccer Coaches has announced the election of three individuals as the newest members of the association's Hall of Fame. All three will be inducted as members of the 2021 Class during the United Soccer Coaches Digital Convention, Jan. 11-15.

Long-time head coaches, Joe Palone of the United States Military Academy, Horst Richardson of Colorado College, and Sigi Schmid of UCLA and multiple MLS franchises, will be honored at this year's Digital Convention. The three individuals will become the 69th, 70th, and 71st inductees into the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame, which was established in 1991 to honor achievement by coaches with an emphasis on success and a lifetime devotion to the association and the game. Palone, who was elected via the veteran's balloting of the Hall of Fame Committee, and Schmid, will be honored posthumously. Palone passed away in 2002 at the age of 92 and Schmid passed away in 2018 at the age of 65.

“The newest honorees in the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame enjoyed lengthy and distinguished careers, not only as winning coaches, but coaches enriching the lives of players while serving the greater good of the game,” said Kevin Sims, United Soccer Coaches President. “The stellar collection of inductees into the Hall of Fame is enhanced greatly by the presence of legends Joe Palone, Sigi Schmid, and Horst Richardson.”

A fixture on the Army sports scene for a period spanning four decades, Palone retired as Army's all-time winningest men's soccer coach in 1978. He compiled a 228-80-35 coaching record over a highly successful 29-year career. He was inducted into the inaugural Army Sports Hall of Fame Class in 2004. Read more.

Football Heads to UTSA for Second Road Tilt of the Season

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Football Heads to UTSA for Second Road Tilt of the SeasonThe Black Knights are searching for their first road win of the season as they head out to UTSA for their second road contest of the season on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network, with Dave Ryan on play-by-play, Corey Chavous as the analyst and Justin Walters as the sideline reporter. The game will also be broadcast live on the Army Sports Network by Rich DeMarco and Dean Darling on the call. Fans can follow along on TuneIn Radio starting at 11:30 a.m. ET/10:30 a.m. CT. For the second-straight season Army will face UTSA on the road in the Alamodome in San Antonio. The Black Knights won the only previous meeting, 31-13, on Sept. 14, 2019. Throughout the season, game programs can be found online for free at https://goarmywestpoint.com/publications. There will be a new, unique game program for all games on the season. Read more.

Rifle Adds Three Virtual Matches To Schedule

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Army West Point Rifle head coach Web Wright announced the team's fall schedule, which includes three virtual Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) matches. “I'm excited that our cadet-athletes will have the opportunity to compete in some matches this fall," Wright said. "Obviously things will look a little different, but we're very excited to have these matches on our schedule.”

No. 11 Army will shoot all three matches inside the Tronsrue Marksmanship, while its opponents shoot at separate venues. The Cadets open their season on Saturday, October 17, against Kentucky. Then on Friday, October 30, the Black Knights will square off against West Virginia. Then on Saturday, October 31, Army will face Nebraska.

Army's remaining schedule for the 2020-21 season will be announced at a later date.

2020 Virtual Matches
October 17   Kentucky         9 a.m.
October 30   West Virginia   9 a.m.
October 31   Nebraska         9 a.m.

Harding Named to the Watch List for the Ray Guy Award

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Army West Point Punter Zach Harding was named to the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, it was announced today by the Augusta Sports Council. The Ray Guy Award, which is named for college football's premier punter, honors the nation's best collegiate punter.

Harding, a Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent First Team selection, currently ranks fifth nationally with a 47.5 yards-per-punt average. After the Black Knights didn't attempt a punt in the first game of the season vs. Middle Tennessee, he has punted 15 times for a total of 713 total yards (47.5 ypp), with a long of 60 at Cincinnati. He has put three inside the 20-yard line so far on the season and has seven of 50 yards or longer.

As a yearling in 2019 he appeared in nine games, averaging a program-record 48.2 yards per punt as he pinned opponents inside the 20 yard line seven times and had eight points of 50+ yards. For his career he has appeared in 13 games and has punted 36 times for 1,725 yards, an average of 47.9 yards per punt. He has seen 10 of his punts downed inside the 20 and 15 of 50 yards or longer.

The Ray Guy Award winner is selected by a voting body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, national media and former Ray Guy Award winners. Punters are evaluated on their overall statistics and contribution to the team. Particular emphasis is placed on the following statistics; net average, percentage of total punts inside the 20-yard line and percentage of punts not returned. The ASC presents the award live on The Home Depot College Football Awards broadcast on ESPN from Atlanta, Georgia.

Feinstein's Findings: The Young Guns Come Through

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Feinstein's Findings: The Young Guns Come ThroughThe following is written with abject apologies to Charles Dickens.

“It was the best of times; it might have been the worst of times. It was the age of Jeff Monken's wisdom; it was the age of foolish Texas-San Antonio penalties. If Dickens had been writing about Saturday's Army-Texas-San Antonio game instead of Paris and London in the 18th century, he might well have ended his description of Army's 28-16 victory by writing, “it is a far, far better thing that Cade Ballard and Tyhier Tyler have done than they had ever done before.”

What Ballard and Tyler did on Saturday in the Alamadome was lead the Black Knights to an unlikely but convincing victory. Ballard, a five-foot-9-inch 205 pound freshman had taken exactly zero snaps as a college football player coming into the game. Tyler, a sophomore, listed generously at 5-8 and 185 pounds (the generous part being the 5-8) had matched him in game experience.

And yet, they were Army's quarterbacks against a team that had stayed in the game a week ago at 15th-ranked Brigham Young until the final minute before losing, 27-20.
This game would have looked like a tough out if Jabari Laws—the starter against UTSA a year ago—Christian Anderson or Jemel Jones, the starters in Army's first five games this season, had been available.

None was in San Antonio Saturday. Maurice Bellan, who had played well in one series late in the tooth-pull 14-9 win over Citadel a week ago, was on the sideline but Monken decided to go with the kids.

Tyler rushed the ball for 95 yards on 19 carries, including a 37-yard sprint to the end zone. Ballard had the one and only Army pass completion of the day, but it was massive, a 53-yarder to Camden Harrison, who played for the first time all season and turned a good play into a great one after catching the ball at the UTSA 40 by sprinting down the sideline to the 10.

A roughing-the-passer penalty on the play put the ball at the five and Ballard jumped up from the late hit and ran right on the next play and into the end zone. Read more.

Women's Cross Country Wins Second Straight Star Meet

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Women's Cross Country Wins Second Straight Star MeetFor the second consecutive season, the Army West Point Women's Cross Country team defeated service academy rival Navy at the Army-Navy Star Meet to kick off the 2020-21 Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA. For the third meet in a row, plebes Georgia Jones and Helen Shearer led the charge for the Black Knights, placing second and third respectively en route to a 27-29 win for the Cadets at the USNA Cross Country Course at the Naval Academy's golf course in Annapolis, Md., this past Saturday.

The pair have been superb to start their Army careers, with Jones placing first and Shearer placing second on the team in each of Army's three meets this season.

Depth was key for the Black Knights in the race, as the Cadets claimed six of the top ten positions. Navy held a five-point lead late in the meet before key moves by the Black Knights led the team to victory. Sophia Sandy was the third Cadet to cross the line, placing sixth overall, while firstie captain Mika Andrews placed seventh. Sarah Grodin and Alexandra Gibbs finished ninth and tenth respectively to round out the top ten.

This marks Army's first women's Star Meet victory at the Naval Academy since 2010, which was also the last time the Black Knights defeated Navy in consecutive seasons. It also marks just the fifth win by the Black Knights at the Naval Academy. Army's senior class has now won three out of their four cross country Star Meets, becoming the first class to achieve that feat since the class of 2005 won all four of their Star Meets. Jones' second place finish was the best by an Army freshman in the Star Meet since Bethany Nunnery won the individual title in 2016. Navy senior Emily Craig placed first in the race for the second consecutive season. Read more.

#11 Rifle Sets Program Record

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#11 Rifle Sets Program RecordThe 11th-ranked Army West Point Rifle team set a program record with an aggregate mark of 4682 in its season-opener on Saturday. Despite the program feat, the Black Knights fell to Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) foe No. 2 Kentucky, which shot a score of 4709.

Army shot its portion of the match virtually in the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center, while Kentucky competed at their own range in Lexington, Ky.

“This is a weird situation to be in,” said Army head coach Web Wright. “We set a program record, but I was expecting a higher score based on the performances we've seen over the last couple of weeks.”

All of Army's scorers in smallbore had marks above 577. The Cadets were led by firstie captain Clayton Hanson's tally of 584, which was just two points off his career high. In air rifle, the Black Knights had a trio of scorers over the 590 threshold with Hanson claiming the top mark of 594. Cow Lauren McMahan and firstie captain Kaitlyn Kutz were Army's other member in the 590s with respective scores of 593 and 590.

“Our match today was a good place to start for the season," Hanson said. "Everyone seems like they have a lot left in them and we're excited for our next match.”

Aaron Flowers led Army's non-scorers with an aggregate tally of 1153. Flowers had a score of 571 in smallbore and 582 in air rifle. Read more.

Volleyball Returns Home With Win Over USMMA

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Volleyball Returns Home With Win Over USMMAThe Army West Point Volleyball team returned to its home court this past Saturday, defeating Merchant Marine in an exhibition match at Gillis Field House.

The Black Knights showed their depth throughout the contest, winning the scored part of the match in straight sets 3-0. The teams continued for two unscored sets which Army won as well.

The Black Knights were dominant offensively, hitting a combined .638 as a team in the match. Senior Monica Eckford and plebe Savannah Bray led the offense with 11 kills apiece. Ana Oglivie, Sayler Butters and Danielle Wortman split libero duties, with Oglivie leading the defense with 9 digs. Plebe Isabella Sullivan was the teams leading setter with 20 assists.

Cow Emmy Barnhorst and plebe Allanah Cutler were also strong offensively, hitting .667 and .800 respectively on the day.

The Black Knights will look to remain in form as the calendar moves ahead towards a potential return to NCAA action in 2021.

Football Earns Third Straight Win; Top UTSA, 28-16

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Football Earns Third Straight Win; Top UTSA, 28-16The Army West Point Football team earned its third straight victory with a 28-16 triumph over UTSA in the Alamodome this past Saturday afternoon. The win puts Army at 5-1 on the season, while the Roadrunners dropped to 3-3.

Plebe quarterback Cade Ballard made his first career start for the Black Knights and finished with one touchdown.

Yearling Tyhier Tyler made his Army debut under center, finishing with a touchdown and 95 yards on 19 carries.

Army got on the board first, as Anthony Adkins broke free for a 66-yard touchdown run, the Black Knights' longest play of the season and a career-long rush for the sophomore out of Hodgenville, Ky. Kicker Landon Salyers connected on an extra point to make it 7-0, Black Knights.

UTSA pulled within four as kicker Hunter Duplessis booted a 50-yard field goal to make it a 7-3 ballgame with 14:48 left in the second quarter.

The Black Knights finished off a 13-play, 74-yard drive that ate up 6 minutes and 27 seconds with a five-yard touchdown rush from Jakobi Buchanan. With the Salyers extra point, Army took a 14-3 lead with 5:06 left in the first half. Read more.

Go for Green Plan Changes the Way Cadets Will Eat

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Go for Green Plan Changes the Way Cadets Will Eat“You are what you eat,” Chief Warrant Officer 4 Edgar Walle, the installation food advisor said as he explained all the changes the Cadet Mess Hall is making to facilitate healthier food options for cadets at the U.S. Military Academy. Typically, hamburgers, fries, pre-made breakfast sandwiches and other fast-food options were available to cadets. However, on Monday, the Go For Green taste test event took place where, during lunch time, cadets were introduced to a new menu with all the fast-food options removed.

Walle and Superintendent LTG Darryl A. Williams got together to discuss the Go for Green plan that would be implemented to accommodate healthier and more varied palates for cadets. Walle along with his team conducted a catalogue scrub: a process in which the dining facility manager sifts through inventory and decides what to keep or discard from the usual food deliveries.

“We had our guys conduct inventory on the food supplies and saw the foods we had on hand and realized this process of serving cadets pre-made meals was not going to work,” Walle said. “We called our vendor (US Foods) and told them that we didn’t want to see pre-made goods ever again.”

Walle added the new food options consist of items that might look fried but are air-fried which has significantly less fat and cuts calories by 70% to 80%. Brown rice and a variety of vegetables and other healthy starch options will be served including sweet potato fries.

“If we’re not putting in the proper nutrients and the right number of calories in our bodies then our performance is going to suffer, our minds are going to suffer,” Walle said. Read more.

Women's Soccer Set to Play at Coast Guard Friday

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Women's Soccer Set to Play at Coast Guard FridayThe Army West Point Women's Soccer team is set to play at Coast Guard Friday night October 23 at 6 p.m., in New London, Conn.

“We are excited to play and are grateful to USCG for the opportunity to compete and play the game we love,” said head coach Adrian Blewitt. “We are looking forward to an enjoyable day together and to see what progress we have made during many weeks of training.”

It will be the first contest the Black Knights will have this fall. Fans will not be permitted at the event. Only those in the immediate Coast Guard Community will be permitted.

There will be a live stream of the game which can be viewed here.

Robinson Named to FWAA Freshman All-American Watch List

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Robinson Named to FWAA Freshman All-American Watch ListArmy West Point Football running back Tyrell Robinson was named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-American watch list, the organization announced Tuesday morning.

Robinson was one of 10 running backs named to the watch list. Among freshmen, he ranks eighth nationally in rushing yards having amassed 298 yards on just 33 carries in the first six games of his career. Robinson is one of just two players in the nation to have more than 290 rushing yards on fewer than 35 carries. He is currently averaging 9.0 yards per carry.

The Dallas, Ga., native impressed in his collegiate debut with 94 rushing yards on just nine attempts, including a long rush of 37 yards. He recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game against Abilene Christian on Oct. 3, finishing the contest with 126 yards on just seven carries. He became just the 15th player in program history have a 100-yard game with seven or fewer rushing attempts. His average of 18.0 yards per carry was the 11th best average in a 100-yard rushing game in program history.

This year's FWAA Freshman All-American team will represent the 20th since its inception and feature a list of 7 semifinalists and 3 finalists later this season leading up to the unveil of the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year.

Cadets Clear the Road

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Cadets Clear the RoadA tree fell across one of our local roads. Luckily there just happened to be a bus filled with cadets passing through. The cadets did not think twice about moving the tree, got out and went to work clearing the road. Great work!

Photo: courtesy of Emily McAleesejergins

Men's Lacrosse Adds Kubikowski to Staff

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Men's Lacrosse Adds Kubikowski to StaffArmy Men's Lacrosse head coach Joe Alberici announced the addition of Connor Kubikowski to his staff. Kubikowski will serve as a Volunteer Assistant.

Kubikowski comes to West Point after serving as an Assistant Coach at Montclair State for three seasons.

Kubikowski came to MSU in 2018 and was the Defensive Coordinator for a unit that ranked second in Division III in man-down defense at 88 percent. Kubikowski enjoyed a standout career at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia where he was a two-time All-NEC selection and finished second all-time in program history for games played (62). An All-State selection at Ridgewood High School, Kubikowski heled the Maroons to a pair of state championships in addition to earning numerous All-County and All-Conference accolades.

A graduate of St. Joseph's in 2017, Kubikowski also serves as the head coach of the Maroon's Lacrosse Club working with the Ridgewood boys' 5th grade team.

Rumble at the Point

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Rumble at the PointThe grills were fired up with hamburgers and hot dogs as people flocked to Trophy Point in droves watch the annual Army Boxing Rumble exhibition event at West Point. Eighteen competitors fought in nine weight classes ranging from super featherweight (132 pounds) to heavyweight (over 201 pounds).

The event kicked off with Class of 2022 Cadets Grace Martin versus Kristina Hughes in a super featherweight bout. Both girls showed heart and grit as they measured each other’s skill with a jab followed by a flurry of combinations. Though Martin made it a difficult fight, Hughes walked away with the win.

Next up was Class of 2023 Cadet Ezekiel Mercado versus Class of 2022 Cadet Will Naumann at middle weight (156 pounds).

The fight started out with both fighters equal in physical ability and skill, but as the fight wore on, Naumann managed to overwhelm Mercado and earned the victory. Read more.

Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: Mercer

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Jeff Monken Press Conference Quotes: MercerArmy West Point Football head coach Jeff Monken met virtually with members of the local media on Tuesday afternoon for his weekly press conference inside Nowak Auditorium.

The Black Knights will look to win their fourth straight game this Saturday at Michie Stadium when they play Mercer for the first time since 1933. Kickoff is set for noon ET. The game will be aired on CBS Sports Network.

(Ref.: Opening Statement)
“I am really proud of our team and the effort they put in Saturday. It was a great team effort. I thought we played well enough in each phase to help us win the game. There were certain things that we have to correct and get better at. Overall, how well we played on defense -- to shut down what I thought was a really good offense and outstanding quarterback. They had great skill players. We didn't give up big plays and came up with the stops when we needed to. With the exception of the return they got on us, I thought our kick coverage was really good and we protected our kickers. We had a blocked PAT, that was the third time from Ryan Duran III, it was a really great play on his part. And the story of our two quarterbacks. Those two young guys who really had no experience in college football and the rest of the guys took care of them by doing their job. Doing a good job blocking and creating seams for them to run and the running backs. Coach (Brent) Davis had a great plan and it was very simple and the right game plan for the group of guys we had playing. I couldn't be more proud of that effort and we beat a really good football team.”

(Ref.: On whether Cade Ballard and Tyhier Tyler's performance ranks among the best Army has had)
“I don't know if I thought about it in that regard, but it was certainly a great performance. What was so impressive was that neither one was rattled at all. From the first snap, neither one of them were rattled. They've both been in big games. They've both won a lot of games as quarterbacks in high school and I think Coach Davis gave them plays that they could handle and that everyone was really confident in and it was that kind of game plan. We just lined up and had to block people and move people and not a lot of ball exchanges. There weren't a lot of pitch plays and those kinds of things. There were some, and those guys handled it and did a really good job with it. But I thought they performed about as well as we could've expected in their first action. That's for sure.” Read more.

BG Buzzard Catches Up with SWARM

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BG Buzzard Catches Up with SWARMDuring the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) this past weekend, the Commandant of Cadets, BG Buzzard, took time to speak to cadets on the SWARM capstone team. The team was testing their systems and is developing the ability to use a swarm of drones to detect chemicals in a potentially contaminated environment. The SWARM team consists of cadets from the departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Chemistry and Life Sciences.

Army Virtual Turkey Trot is Now Live

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Army Virtual Turkey Trot is Now LiveArmy West Point fans who are looking for a fun way to stay active this Thanksgiving should look no further! Army will host its first ever Virtual 5K Turkey Trot between the dates of Sunday, November 22 through Sunday, November 29.

All virtual racers are encouraged to use treadmills at home or go outside and practice safe social distancing while walking, jogging, or running a route of your choice. All proceeds from the event will go to the Army A Club Fight On To Victory Campaign to support the over 1,000 cadet-athletes and mitigate the forecasted budget deficit due to the effects of COVID-19.

Interested runners can register at the link below, between today and Saturday, November 21st, and submit their times online to Army West Point Athletics via FitRankings. The FitRankings virtual race platform syncs with fitness apps (FitBit, Apple Watch/Health, Garmin, Suunto, and much more) to easily upload times for the 5K.

The cost to register is $47 which includes a digital running bib, t-shirt, and face tattoos. Army West Point virtual runners must register by Monday, November 9 to receive their t-shirt & face tattoos in time for the run. We will continue to allow participants to register for the race until Saturday, November 21, however, t-shirts will not arrive until after the event. All participants will also be entered into a raffle to win select Army West Point prizes! Read more.

Cadets Visit the Bradley Barracks Renovation Project

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Cadets Visit the Bradley Barracks Renovation ProjectOver 65 Cadets enrolled in CE450 Construction Management visited the Bradley Barracks Renovation Project with the US Army Corps of Engineers (Major Riley, CPT Cole, and Evan Sick). Cadets saw construction management in action and interacted with professionals engaged in a complex, real-world construction project.

Fight On to Victory Campaign

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Fight On to Victory CampaignThis year has presented one of the most unique challenges in the history of college athletics. As we navigate through the cancellations and postponements that have impacted all our sports due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Army West Point Athletics is facing a critical financial challenge. To combat this challenge, we're excited to announce the Fight on to Victory Campaign which will help offset the projected budget shortfall, while also serving as a rally cry and inspiration for our outstanding cadet-athletes, coaches, staff, alumni and supporters around the globe.

“2020 has been an unprecedented year” said Army West Point Director of Athletics Mike Buddie. “Through it all, the hard work and our relentless pursuit of excellence has not stopped. The Fight on to Victory campaign will help us close the gap and ensure we have the resources necessary to preserve what I believe is the greatest and most rewarding experience in college athletics.”

You can support the Fight on to Victory Campaign through the events and initiatives below or by making a tax-deductible gift to the Army A Club via www.fightontovictory.com or by calling 845-938-2322.

Air Force Virtual Sellout (October 1-November 5): Be a part of helping us keep our Air Force sell out streak alive and "virtually" sell our Michie Stadium for the 7th consecutive Army-Air Force matchup.

By purchasing a virtual ticket, you will be making a tax-deductible 2020 donation to the Army A Club in support of more than 1,000 outstanding cadet-athletes. All purchases also award purchasers with 3x Army A Club priority points for the 2020 fiscal year. Read more.

West Point Ranked #7 of America’s Top Universities by Alumni

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West Point Ranked #7 of America’s Top Universities by AlumniCollege rankings have become a staple of the college decision-making process for millions of prospective students. Yet college rankings have always been quite different from other familiar consumer ratings such as Consumer Reports or Yelp – because they have never factored in the actual ratings of those who have consumed the good or service: their alumni. Have you ever wondered what the top colleges and universities would look like if they were ranked based on alumni ratings? Thanks to a recent study derived from the largest source of representative surveying of college graduates, we have a sneak peek into what it might look like. Although you’ll see some familiar names, there are also many surprises. Read more.

Women's Soccer Blanks Coast Guard

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Women's Soccer Blanks Coast GuardThanks to two goals in the first 11 minutes of the game, the Army West Point Women's Soccer team came out on top of Coast Guard by a 3-0 score last night.

“We are incredibly grateful to so many people who gave us the opportunity to compete tonight,” said head coach Adrian Blewitt. “Big thanks to USCGA for being gracious hosts and for all of the USMA staff who worked hard behind the scenes to make this happen. Both teams played the game with great spirit and it was an enjoyable game.”

The Cadets went ahead 1-0 in the first five minutes of the game which was followed by another score at the 11-minute mark. After leading 2-0 at the half, the Black Knights notched another goal in the 66th minute to win the game 3-0.

Kaitlin Palaian, Elise Urkov and Morgan Walsh were the goal scorers for Army tonight representing the plebe, yearling and firstie classes on the score sheet. Sydney Cassalia preserved the shutout tonight with multiple stops.

“All in all, it was an incredible feeling to be back on the field with the girls,” said senior captain Mia Padon. “The energy the team brought onto the field was nothing short of inspiring. In so many ways, it was freeing to get out and finally do what we've been training for the past three months. Since we got here in July, we've been itching to get on the pitch, and I think it really reminded us why we put so much of ourselves into early mornings and long practices.”

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2020 Army-Navy Game to be Played at West Point

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2020 Army-Navy Game Presented by USAA to be Played at West PointArmy Director of Athletics Mike Buddie and Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that the 121st playing of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA will be played at West Point, Dec. 12.

The game is being moved from Philadelphia due to attendance limits placed on outdoor events in the state of Pennsylvania that would not allow the entire Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen to attend. As the designated home team in 2020, Army West Point will host the 121st iteration at historic Michie Stadium.

“We want to thank the City of Philadelphia, the Eagles and all involved in the planning for their efforts to navigate this historic game in the current COVID-19 climate," said Buddie. We are excited about this historic opportunity to host Navy and the Brigade inside the gates of West Point for the first time since 1943.”

It marks the first time the Army-Navy Game has been played at a home site since World War II when Annapolis hosted the 1942 game and West Point the 1943 game. The two schools also rotated hosting the first four games from 1890-1893.

“The health and welfare of the Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen is the number one priority," said Lieutenant General Darryl A. Williams, 60th Superintendent of the USMA. "Hosting the Army-Navy Game on West Point will be the safest way for the Cadets and Midshipmen to experience the game.” Read more.