Army Black Knights is a sports division of the United States Military Academy, founded in 1820, a year after the opening of the university. The department unites several teams, including football, baseball, basketball, tennis, athletics, gymnastics, and several others. The university is located in West Point (New York). The teams are members of many conferences: Patriot League, Independent, ECAC, Atlantic Hockey, GARC, NIRA, Rugby East, CSFL, EIWA, and play as part of Division I NCAA. The head of the department is Mike Buddie.
Meaning and History
Over the years the Academy has existed, the sports organization has changed five logos. The oldest was quite complicated. It is the emblem of a higher educational institution, which was used as an emblem. It depicts two parts of the flag with a golden helmet in the middle. Upstairs is an eagle with spread wings, arrows, a long red ribbon with a motto, laurel and oak branches.
In 1974, he was replaced by a simplified version with the letter “A,” Instead of the central crossbar, a horse was painted. In 2000, another logo appeared – with a knight galloping on a horse. In this version, it lasted until 2006, until a new model was approved. On it is a knight in armor, covering the letter “A” with a pointed upper notch with a sword. The current emblem repeats a fragment of the debut symbolism and is a golden beige helmet.
1946 – 1973
1974 – 1999
2000 – 2005
2006 – 2014
2015 – present
Army Black Knights Football
The history of the football team of the military Academy began in the 1890th year. Now she is one of the six representatives of FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) who compete as independent and do not belong to any conference. Athletes have gained the status of national champions (in 1944, 1945, 1946) and are training under the leadership of Jeff Monken.