Army Is Dropping Its ‘Black Knights’ Nickname

Forget everything you know about the Army Black Knights. They don’t exist anymore.

At least the Black Knights part.

The school announced it’s dropping that moniker, which has been in place since 1999.

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 since 1999. They were known as the Cadets before the change.

The move is an attempt to connect with a wider audience. And clearly a desperate attempt to stop Army’s losing streak to Navy.

I don’t know. Cadets seems so vanilla. This is the freaking Army we’re talking about. How about something a little more menacing.

Like ‘Mericans or Freedom Eagles or something.

Cadets is fine, too, if anyone at Army is reading this. You’re all ten times the man I am.

[H/T: Sports Illustrated]