Army Black Knights
Not many players have to wake up before dawn, fulfill military obligations, attend classes and then grind through football practice. For the athletes at Army and Navy, it’s all in a day’s work.
UConn is in an unusual position this week, coming off a victory and favored to win again.
A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.
Ever since the poet Homer reported about fans eagerly lining the stands to see the Troy Trojans versus the Greek Diners, mankind has been enthralled by rivalries.
Army fired coach Rich Ellerson on Sunday after five seasons at West Point and no victories against Navy.
Navy beat Army 34-7 on Saturday for its 12th consecutive victory in the series. Keenan Reynolds’ 29th rushing touchdown broke the single-season mark for a quarterback.
The Navy Midshipmen has not only defeated Army 11 straight times — they’ve won 13 of the last 14.
Football is on at Navy this weekend, although all other varsity and club sports are suspended because of the government shutdown.
The U.S. Military Academy’s 19-member marathon team will run a ceremonial game ball from West Point in the Hudson Valley to Philadelphia about 140 miles south.
Temple completed their fifth consecutive victory over Army as they beat the Black Knights 63-32 on Saturday.
Rutgers survived a valiant effort by mistake-prone Army in posting a 28-7 victory Saturday.
And so while the Scarlet Knights (7-1) certainly want to get on the field and win again, no question, they also want to provide a little distraction from Superstorm Sandy for their state.
Kriss Proctor ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the Midshipmen prevailed 27-21 in the 112th Army-Navy game.
The Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights meet for the 112th time this Saturday. Navy has enjoyed recent success but Army is determined to earn the victory.
Army and Rutgers are set to renew their rivalry at Yankee Stadium on Saturday with the Scarlet Knights try to improve their bowl position.