Sports

  • Men’s Basketball storms back to defeat La Salle

    By Nick Lovera
    Army Athletic Communications

    After a slow start, Army overcame a 15-point deficit to defeat La Salle 63-59 Sunday at Christl Arena.
    “I am really pleased with how our team responded today,” Head Coach Jimmy Allen said. “That was a culture win as much as anything. Our team got off to a slow start against a terrific program and we continued to fight. What impressed me was that we didn’t try to get it all back at once. We stayed at it and continued to fight, and we crept back into it and got the victory.”
    La Salle took a 31-23 lead into the half before the Black Knights stormed back, shooting 59% from the field in the second half to fuel the comeback. Read More

  • Riley earns 200th victory in shutout of Bentley

    By Nick Lovera
    Army Athletic Communications

    Army West Point head coach Brian Riley earned his 200th victory at the helm of the Black Knights program in a 2-0 shutout of Atlantic Hockey Association rival Bentley on Saturday at Tate Rink.
    “It only means I have 300 and something more to catch my dad,” Riley said on the accomplishment. “Two-hundred wins. I don’t think I won any of those on my own. It was the guys in the room tonight and all the guys who have sat in that room in the past. They are all part of this. When you can reach a milestone like that with a game like this, you aren’t going to forget it. I am just thankful to have had the opportunity to have coached so many great guys.”
    In his first career appearance in net, sophomore goaltender Justin Evenson recorded a shutout for Army’s first win of the 2020-21 campaign. Read More

  • Men’s and women’s swimming and diving tops BC

    The Army West Point men’s swimming and diving team topped Boston College, 191-88, Saturday in its first meet of the season at Crandall Pool. The Black Knights had a total of 12 event wins. Junior Evan Zhang (above), freshman Sam Wesley, senior James Bilbrey and freshman Ian Tansill were double winners. Zhang and Bilbrey led the way as each had a hand in three victories. The Army West Point women’s swimming and diving team topped Boston College, 151-127, Saturday at Crandall Pool in its first meet of the year. The Black Knights had a total of 10 event wins on the day. Sophomore Mandolin Nguyen was a part of three event wins in the 200-yard medley relay, 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke. Read More

  • Sports calendar

    Football

    Saturday, 3 p.m.—Navy, MICHIE STADIUM (TV: CBS NETWORK.)

    Dec. 19, 3 p.m.—Air Force, MICHIE STADIUM (TV: CBS SPORTS NETWORK.)

    Dec. 26, TBA—TBA, Independence Bowl, Shreveport, Louisiana. (TV: ESPN.)

    Hockey

    Jan. 3, 7:05 p.m.—Sacred Heart, TATE RINK.

    Women’s Basketball

    Jan. 2, TBA—Colgate, CHRISTL ARENA.

    Men’s Basketball

    Jan. 3, TBA—Colgate, CHRISTL ARENA. Read More

  • West Point set to host ESPN College GameDay Saturday

    By Rachel Caton
    Army Athletic Communications

    ESPN College GameDay will be at the Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, for the seventh-straight season, but this time on the campus of West Point as the game is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Michie Stadium. The 121st iteration of the Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, will be televised live on CBS.
    In this unprecedented season, the Army-Navy Game will be hosted in Michie Stadium on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy for the first time since 1943.
    The popular weekly college football show will air live on ESPN from 9 a.m. to noon.
    Army has nine previous GameDay appearances, the most by a non-Power Five program. The Black Knights are 3-6 in games where GameDay attends and last hosted on the grounds of West Point prior to a game versus South Florida on Sept. Read More

  • Win over Buffalo lifts Army to first 3-0 start in five years

    By Nick Lovera
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point men’s basketball team continued its hot start, defeating Buffalo 78-74 in the team’s final game at Bubbleville on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
    The win gives the Black Knights their first 3-0 start since the 2015-16 season.
    “I could not be happier and more impressed by our guys and the toughness and resiliency they showed today,” Army West Point Head Coach Jimmy Allen said. “Buffalo is a terrific basketball program. They won 20 games last season and were picked near the top of the MAC this year, so for us to play like we did today in our third game in four days, I am super excited for our team and the guys are pumped.”
    The Black Knights continue to see contributions throughout their lineup, as four different players recorded double-digit points in the contest. Read More

  • Women’s basketball knocks off Iona for first win

    By JJ Klein
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point women’s basketball team notched its first win of the 2020-21 campaign, defeating Iona 67-52 Sunday afternoon at Christl Arena.
    After a slow shooting start for the Black Knights, junior forward Kate Murray ignited the Army attack, scoring 11 points in the third quarter en route to a 19-point, 12-rebound afternoon.
    Junior guard Natalie Stralkus posted 15 points of her own, knocking down two big three-pointers in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. Junior guard Alisa Fallon made her mark on the game in the fourth quarter as well, converting on back-to-back three-point plays to extend Army’s lead from four to double digits.

    Highlights and notes
    • The Black Knights had a huge advantage at the free throw line, making 20 free throws to Iona’s one in the game. Read More

  • Army-Air Force rescheduled for Dec. 19

    The postponed Army-Air Force football game has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Dec. 19 at Michie Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network. The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 7. This season marks the 49th year of Commander-in-Chief’s competition among the three academies. The 121st iteration of Army-Navy Game is set for the week prior on Dec. 12 at Michie Stadium. Like previous home games this season, a fan attendance decision will be announced at a later date. Read More

  • Sports calendar

    Football

    Dec. 12, 3 p.m.—Navy, MICHIE STADIUM (TV: CBS NETWORK.)

    Dec. 19, 3 p.m.—Air Force, MICHIE STADIUM (TV: CBS SPORTS NETWORK.)

    Dec. 26, TBA—TBA, Independence Bowl, Shreveport, Louisiana. (TV: ESPN.)

    Hockey

    Friday, 5 p.m.—Bentley, TATE RINK.

    Saturday, TBA—Bentley, Waltham, Massachusetts.

    Dec. 15, TBA—American International, Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Women’s Basketball

    Jan. 2, TBA—Colgate, CHRISTL ARENA. Read More

  • Football to represent 25th Infantry Division for 2020 Army-Navy Game

    By Rachel Caton
    Army Athletic Communications

    For the 2020 Army-Navy Game, presented by USAA, the Army West Point football team will honor the 25th Infantry Division with special uniforms for America’s Game, which is set for 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at Michie Stadium. The game will air live on CBS.
    For more details on the uniform, visit www.tropiclightning.football.

    Origins: The United States Army formed the Hawaiian Division in 1921 to protect the Islands and growing interests in the Pacific. On Oct. 1, 1941, the Hawaiian Division was split, creating the 24th and 25th Infantry Divisions. The 25th Infantry Division was stationed at Schofield Barracks on the Island of Oahu.
    Just over two months old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the 25th Infantry Division would move to Guadalcanal and take part in some of the most bitter fighting in the Pacific Theatre. Read More

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