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The West Point Society of Central Florida exists to serve alumni, ex-cadets and friends of The United States Military Academy living in Central Florida as well as those visiting the area. The purpose of the society is to provide a networking platform for those associated with the Academy, provide news, information, and to further the ideals and promote the welfare of the USMA.
Army 21, Oklahoma 28
If you were actually able to watch this game last weekend, congrats! You were lucky enough to either have paid $54.99 for the privilege to watch Oklahoma as a 30-plus point favorite over The Troops, or you logged on to a shady Twitch stream with alternate commentary provided by a man with a very heavy Oklahoma accent.
That’s because this game was broadcast exclusively on pay-per-view: each team in the Big 12 gets to sell one non-conference game a season to the highest bidder (this is the result of Texas getting their own television network).
Oklahoma’s distributor for this game just happens to use the same format used only by MMA and boxing - professional wrestling doesn’t even use it anymore!
It’s a real shame, because this was certainly one of the more entertaining games this year so far. Army slowed the game down to a veritable crawl with their weird, wonderful pseudo-flexbone option, controlling the ball with 44 minutes of total possession and scoring on drives of 8:54, 9:31 (!) and 10:47 (!!) in length.
They almost scored again on a 10:06 minute long drive at the end of the game, but got bit on the behind when they strayed from their roots and attempted their eighth pass of the game, which was intercepted to send the game to overtime, where Oklahoma would eventually win.
The Game This Weekend Is Pay Per View Only - We will not be watching the game at Gator's This Weekend.
NORMAN — Oklahoma and Army West Point will meet for just fourth time in the history of the two football programs Saturday at 6 p.m. at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, and for the first time since 1961. To celebrate the occasion, the OU Athletics Department has announced several special activities surrounding the game.
Following is a list of special events planned for Saturday, some of them weather permitting:
DURHAM, N.C. -- Daniel Jones was a more efficient passer than Army's quarterback -- and that's more impressive than it might seem.
Jones threw for one touchdown and rushed for another score, helping Duke open with a 34-14 victory over Army on Friday night.
Jones was 13 of 17 for 197 yards with a 1-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard scoring pass to Aaron Young.
"It started with a strong running game. ... The offensive line and their ability to impose their will and open up lanes for the running backs was big," Jones said. "Only 17 pass attempts but when we did, we were efficient with it, and it was good to see."
The biggest surprise of the night was how well his counterpart -- Kelvin Hopkins Jr., a junior making his first career start -- threw the ball. The passing game has largely been an afterthought at Army, which for years has been known for a triple-option offense that led the nation in rushing last year.
Hopkins also threw for 197 yards -- on 10-of-21 passing -- with a 45-yard touchdown pass to Cam Harrison. It was the most yards passing for Army since 2015.
Dear Fellow Graduates,
As previously announced, nomination packets for the 2018 WPAOG Election must be received at Herbert Alumni Center by July 1, 2018. The requirements for a nomination packet are posted on the WPAOG website (please see the link below).
Talented and dedicated volunteer leadership is critical to WPAOG’s success in serving West Point and the Long Gray Line. WPAOG Directors are fiduciaries, and they are responsible for the oversight and the guidance of our Association’s services, programs, and operations (see Bylaws, Sec. 6.1). The Advisory Council advises the Board of Directors on matters pertaining to the Association’s affairs (see Bylaws, Sec. 7.1). Advisors also serve on WPAOG committees and task forces.
The 2018 Nominating Committee shall consider submitted nomination packets and compose a slate for recommendation to the Membership at the Annual Election. The slate shall include five nominees for five Director positions (each with a three-year term), and six nominees for six Advisor-at-Large positions (each with a three-year term). All terms shall begin on January 1, 2019. The 2018 Election will take place at our Annual Meeting, Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 5:00pm Eastern Time, in Herbert Alumni Center at West Point. All USMA graduates may vote at the Annual Meeting, or vote by proxy, which will be distributed in October.
Mark House, the Chair of The Thayer Award Nominating Committee sent out a note inviting all members to provide names of potential Thayer Award candidates together with a brief description of the individual’s qualifications. Your inputs should be received by June 15th. Mark also wanted you to be aware of the award guidelines adopted by the AOG Board of Directors (listed below).
The reason the nominating committee is asking now for just names and short descriptions, rather than requesting formal submissions, "is to take advantage of the collective wisdom and experience of members of the Long Grey Line who interact daily with hundreds, if not thousands, of great Americans deserving consideration for this very important and coveted award."
Mark has sent this message to all Society Presidents in order to get the message out. Mark has provided a link below to view past Thayer Award recipients along with biographies, photos, videos and speeches presented to the Corps of Cadets. Mark guarantees "you’ll have goose bumps!" after reviewing the list of names, photos and speeches.
Please visit https://www.westpointaog.org/ThayerAwardrecipients
The Thayer Award Guidelines are listed below:
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