Pads on: Army focuses on passing

Things are starting to pick up now at Army camp, where the pads are on and the team is healthy and focused. I stopped by Foley Athletic Center and nearby Howze Field on Sunday morning in West Point to catch the Black Knights’ first practice with full pads.

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Ten questions heading into Army’s 2012 season

We’re less than a month away from the season opener, and with Army putting on the pads in its fifth practice on Aug. 11, things are getting serious. Army begins its season on Sept. 8 at San Diego State, a team they lost to last season by just three points at home. The Black Knights return to Michie Stadium a …

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Army’s Whittington named Corps’ First Captain

This is what happens when you major in “leadership.” Army announced on Friday that senior defensive back Brandon Whittington has been named the First Captain of the Corps of Cadets for the 2012-13 academic year. According to Army, Whittington, a USMAPS product from El Paso, Texas, is the first Army football player to be First Captain since Hans Pung in 1994-1995.

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Army unveils new jerseys, kicks off ’12 season

The optimism for an upcoming season is probably at its highest on days like Wednesday, Media Day for Army, where head coach Rich Ellerson and his top returning players spoke with reporters about what they hope will be a bounce-back 2012 season this fall. “We have expectations, and they’re high,” Ellerson told a group of reporters in the Randall Hall …

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Football season is coming

College football season is finally coming into focus after the sport got dragged through the Penn State scandal all offseason. I’m excited though, as Wednesday is media day at West Point and the Army team returns to practice.

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The Captain gets wet

I covered Wednesday’s rainy Yankees game, a 12-3 win over Baltimore with Ichiro making his debut in left field and newly-acquired Casey McGehee making his Yankees debut at first. Here’s a few portraits I liked of Derek Jeter peeking through the rain drops.

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