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Around the Yard: Army Rabble Rousers head to Nationals and other stories

NCA Nationals are the next stop for the Army Rabs, Army football generating some buzz, and more!

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Army’s cheerleaders, known as the Rabble Rousers or Rabs as they are sometimes referred to among cadets, are a staple of most Army athletic events, especially football games. Along with the Army Mule team, Mech/Civil Engineering Department cannon crew, and Black Knight, the Rabs are tireless in their quest to pump up cadets and other Army fans. However, instead of leading the Corps of Cadets in “the Rocket” or On Brave Old Army Team, the Rabble Rousers are heading to Florida to compete in the 2019 National Cheerleading Association Cheer and Dance Championship.

Army football is generating some buzz this week with an inspiring article about linebacker Amadeo West’s youth and path to West Point, as well as an apparently “viral” video of a competition drill prior to heading into the Black and Gold Game next weekend. Seems like the Black Knights are really getting after it.

In other news...

Army women’s lacrosse attack Jackie Bratten secured Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors after standout performances in the program’s first-ever victories against Holy Cross and Lehigh.

Army softball inched closer to .500 on the season with a commanding double-header sweep of Iona, 5-3 and 10-1.

Seeking vengeance after losing to Navy, Army women’s tennis travels to Bryant and URI for matches this Saturday.

Still searching for Boo Corrigan’s replacement as Athletic Director, the Army West Point Athletic Association appoints Dan McCarthy (a 1990 USMA grad) to be the Interim Athletic Director, effective immediately.

Finally, Against All Enemies’ own Mitch Northam is getting some love on the Army Athletics website (middle of the page) for a feature story he wrote on Army women’s basketball star, Madison Hovren.