Army Black Knights
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.
Even from a wheelchair, paralyzed Rutgers player Eric LeGrand continues to inspire the Scarlet Knights with his attitude and amazing progress.
Joe Steffy, who helped pave the way for Heisman trophy winners Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis on some of Army’s best teams and won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s top lineman in 1947, has died. He was 85.
Rutgers was 1-7-1 at the original Yankee Stadium, playing there for the last time in 1948. Army played at the old ballpark 38 times and was part of the first football game at the new stadium, losing to Notre Dame 27-3 last Nov. 20.
Injured Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. Rutgers announced the improvement in LeGrand’s condition Thursday.
Army (7-6) had a 16-0 halftime lead on SMU’s home field, then ran out the final 4 minutes after Matt Szymanksi was wide left on a 47-yard field goal attempt that would have put the Mustangs ahead.
The Midshipmen had already lost the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. They weren’t about to lose to Army, too.
Navy’s streak is the longest in the series by either academy, and began with a 58-12 rout in 2002.
Army coach Rich Ellerson, who guided the Black Knights to their first bowl game in 14 years, has been given a two-year contract extension.
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