Latest Jeff Monken News

Army says good-bye to 30 seniors before home finale vs VMI

Nov. 15, 2019 3:22 AM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army coach Jeff Monken says he never gets too emotional on Senior Day. This time might be different. In his six seasons at West Point, Monken has transformed the Black Knights from an afterthought into a team to be reckoned with, and this senior class of 30 has been an integral part...

McCoy scores 3 times, Army beats UMass 63-7 to snap skid

Nov. 9, 2019 5:52 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army said goodbye to that losing streak in a big way. Sandon McCoy scored three touchdowns on short runs, Jabari Laws rushed for a career-high 140 yards and another score, and Army's triple option overwhelmed UMass 63-7 on Saturday as the Black Knights snapped a five-game skid....

Army out to break five-game skid, hosts struggling UMass

Nov. 8, 2019 2:32 AM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Heading into the home stretch and riding a five-game losing streak, the Army Black Knights remain fixated on one thing — improving. "We're not really focused on the opponent," fullback Sandon McCoy said. "We're focused on getting better as a team. It's just better for our...

Air Force makes late defensive stand in 17-13 win over Army

Nov. 2, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The goal-line stand by Air Force at the start set the tone. The one at the end clinched it. Defense ruled the day. Air Force turned in a goal-line stand in the final minute as the Falcons beat service academy rival Army 17-13 on Saturday. "It definitely means the world to...

Banged-up Army tries to make it 3 in a row over Air Force

Nov. 1, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Army Black Knights stare at the trophy residing in their locker room each day. It's a reminder of what they did accomplish — and what still can be accomplished. Sure, the Black Knights (3-5) are mired in a four-game skid. And sure, they're banged up (especially at...

Army on 4-game skid as it prepares for Air Force

Oct. 29, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Jeff Monken was barely audible after Army lost for the fourth straight time when reiterating what he preaches every week — the margin for error is razor thin for his Black Knights. Army hasn't lost this many in a row since the end of the 2015 season, when the Black...

San Jose State beats Army 34-29 at Michie Stadium

Oct. 26, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Jet lag never felt so good for the San José State Spartans. Josh Love passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns, Matt Mercurio kicked four field goals, and San José State stunned Army 34-29 on Saturday, handing the Black Knights (3-5) their second straight loss at Michie...

Army hosts San José State looking to break 3-game slide

Oct. 25, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army's three-season run of respectability is being challenged. Returning home to play at Michie Stadium might just be what the Black Knights need as they seek to break a three-game skid. "It's nice to come back home," Army coach Jeff Monken said. "Michie Stadium has been really good...

Ellington passes for 3 TDs in Georgia State's win over Army

Oct. 19, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State quarterback Dan Ellington isn't surprised his team is playing so well even if others can't believe it. "Before we even started the season, I think we were predicted to win like four games," he said. "We felt that was disrespect but we knew why we were picked to win four because...

Army visits Georgia State looking to end 2-game skid

Oct. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

Army coach Jeff Monken is facing an unexpected crossroads of sorts midway through the season after two straight losses. In dropping the last two games, Army (3-3) saw its 15-game winning streak at Michie Stadium snapped by Tulane and last week was humbled on the road by Western Kentucky , the Black Knights'...