Army athletics dropping Black Knights nickname

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Army athletics to drop Black Knights nickname, reveal new logo
Tuesday April 7th, 2015

The Army athletic program will introduce a new brand and identity system next week, the school announced.

According to the school, the change has been in the works for the past 18 months. During the reveal, which will happen on Monday, the 28 athletic programs will showcase a new logo, lettering and numerals on uniforms.

The school did not comment on a possible nickname change, but the Times Herald-Record’s Sal Interdonato reports that the teams will drop the Black Knights nickname in favor of "Cadets."

Army has gone by the nickname of the Black Knights since 1999. They were known as the Cadets before the change.

Army athletic director Boo Corrigan hinted at the change last November, saying to the Army Times, "We really want to make sure we have something that identifies regionally, nationally and internationally."

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"I'm all for it if it reverses the streak against Navy. We had more success with that when we were the Cadets,” Alex Moore, a captain with the 2002 Army football team added.

Army has not beaten Navy in football since 2001, losing 13 straight in the series. Navy leads the series 59-49-7.

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