Army football schedule set; season begins at West Point under Friday night lights


Raymond Maples and the rest of the Army Black Knights will open the 2013 football season at home on a Friday night. (USA Today Sports photo by Danny Wild)

While West Point sports fans are dialed-in on baseball for the next few days (Yankees! Navy! Easter egg hunt on Twitter, somehow!), the school released its home football slate Thursday, with one slight wrinkle.

All the games at Michie Stadium will begin at noon except one — the opener against Morgan State, which will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

Army’s only played once in August before, according to the schedule release — the 2008 season opener against Temple, which ended poorly for the Black Knights. Opening against a Football Championship Subdivision foe such as Morgan State might lead to a better result, but there’s no guarantee.

The opener, as well as Army’s other four home games, will air live on CBS Sports Network. Other contests at West Point are against Stanford (Sept. 14), Wake Forest (Sept. 21), Eastern Michigan (Oct. 12) and Western Kentucky (Nov. 9). For the entire schedule, including updates on times and TV availability for road games, bookmark this link.


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