Army and Community Sports

  • Army-Oklahoma football game canceled for this fall

    By Joseph Klein
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point athletic department recognizes the Big 12 Conference’s decision to disallow nonconference away games. Given the decision, Army football’s scheduled contest against Oklahoma at Michie Stadium on Sept. 26 has been canceled for this fall.
    “We are disappointed to lose Oklahoma from our schedule this season, however we respect the Big 12’s difficult decision,” Army Director of Athletics Mike Buddie said. “I am saddened for our players, coaches, alumni and fans to miss out on what has been such a highly anticipated contest since it was first announced. Given the rapidly changing environment in college athletics, we’ve been working on numerous contingency plans in the event of decisions like this, and have already begun the process of finding a future date to host the Sooners.”
    Army West Point is currently working on an updated football schedule and as it finalizes those plans, the ticket office will reach out next week to current ticket holders with additional information outlining available options to retain account credits for future purchases, convert credits to a 2020 tax-deductible athletic gift or request a refund. Read More

  • West Point Coronavirus information updates:

    USMA PAO continues to provide the www.westpoint.edu/coronavirus page and has released coordinated external messages on USMA social media platforms. For more details, contact the West Point Public Affairs Office at paoinformation@westpoint.edu. Read More

  • A Letter to Army Fans

    Dear Army Fans,

    During these trying times, we have engaged in critical dialogue on the outlook for college athletics for the 2020-21 season, and we continue to assess where Army West Point Athletics fits into that conversation. I know that you all have questions, especially as the fall sports season rapidly approaches, so I want to share some of our planning scenarios with you.
    While the conversation continues throughout the entire sports world, it extends to different boundaries when speaking on behalf of our cadet-athletes. Every decision we make is in cohesion with the academy’s mission to prepare our cadets to be officers in the U.S. Army throughout their 47-month experience at West Point.
    Unlike other programs in America, our cadet-athletes do not get the opportunity to make up for the lost time in their sports. Read More

  • Stephenson named to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list

    By Army Athletic Communications

    Senior linebacker Joe Stephenson was named to the 2020 Wuerffel Trophy Watch List, announced by the organization on July 23. Stephenson was one of 114 named to the list for his accomplishments in academics, athletics and in the community.
    “This is an incredible and well-deserved honor for Joe,” Army football head coach Jeff Monken said. “He exemplifies the very best of the U.S. Military Academy and Army football. Throughout his career, he has been an outstanding role model on and off the field. Being able to balance the rigors of West Point while being a Division I athlete and making time to give back to his community speaks volumes to the type of person Joe is and why he is very deserving of this recognition.”
    The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented each February in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Read More

  • West Point Coronavirus information updates:

    USMA PAO continues to provide the www.westpoint.edu/coronavirus page and has released coordinated external messages on USMA social media platforms. For more details, contact the West Point Public Affairs Office at paoinformation@westpoint.edu. Read More

  • A Letter to Army Fans

    Dear Army Fans,

    During these trying times, we have engaged in critical dialogue on the outlook for college athletics for the 2020-21 season, and we continue to assess where Army West Point Athletics fits into that conversation. I know that you all have questions, especially as the fall sports season rapidly approaches, so I want to share some of our planning scenarios with you.
    While the conversation continues throughout the entire sports world, it extends to different boundaries when speaking on behalf of our cadet-athletes. Every decision we make is in cohesion with the academy’s mission to prepare our cadets to be officers in the U.S. Army throughout their 47-month experience at West Point.
    Unlike other programs in America, our cadet-athletes do not get the opportunity to make up for the lost time in their sports. Read More

  • Army West Point football welcomes the Class of 2024

    Army West Point football head coach Jeff Monken welcomed the Class of 2024 after three Reception Days July 12-14.
    “We are excited and proud to welcome this new generation of leaders into the Army Football Brotherhood…the Class of 2024,” he said. “I know they will contribute to our success this fall and in the years to come. They are a talented group of athletes but are also outstanding students and young leaders who have made the commitment to serve their nation as Army officers. Our staff did a tremendous job recruiting young men of high character from all across the country who are also high-level competitors.”
    The Black Knights welcome 77 newcomers to the squad. The incoming class includes 13 from the state of Georgia and eight from Texas to lead the way. Read More

  • West Point Coronavirus information updates:

    USMA PAO continues to provide the www.westpoint.edu/coronavirus page and has released coordinated external messages on USMA social media platforms. For more details, contact the West Point Public Affairs Office at paoinformation@westpoint.edu. Read More

  • Jacob Hurtubise signs with Cincinnati Reds

    CINCINNATI, Ohio—Former Army West Point baseball captain Jacob Hurtubise signed a contract to continue his baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds, the team announced July 17.
    The Zionsville, Indiana, native becomes the first baseball player to sign a professional contract after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper endorsed a policy in November making it possible for exceptionally-talented athletes who have graduated from a military service academy to pursue employment as professional sports athletes following graduation.
    He will be permitted to delay his commissioning and subsequent service obligation to pursue employment as a professional sports athlete.
    “We are exceptionally proud of Jacob,”said Mike Buddie, director of Athletics, Army West Point. “He has earned this opportunity through his hard work and determination while representing the Corps of Cadets on the field. Read More

  • West Point may still compete this fall, Patriot League will not play

    Army West Point Athletics announced that competitions for 2020 fall semester sports would be significantly limited due to the Patriot League’s decision to forego intercollegiate competitions. However, the U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy are exempt from the cancellation, and their superintendents will make any decisions on their participation in competitive sports.
    “I absolutely respect the very difficult but responsible decision made by the Patriot League leadership and our colleagues at member institutions,” said Mike Buddie, Director of Athletics, Army West Point. “While this policy applies to league-sponsored sports, Army and Navy are specifically exempted  from this policy based on their unique ethos and the role intercollegiate competition plays in their broader missions to educate and train officers to serve in the U.S. Read More

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