Browsing: Army football

Sick of spirit spots? Done with uniform updates? Ready for some football? For college gridiron die-hards and once-a-year big-game watchers alike, here’s what you need to know entering Saturday’s Army-Navy showdown. Who, where, when: Navy (7-4) vs. Army (2-9), Saturday, 3 p.m. Eastern, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Weather: Accuweather.com says to think spring — a few pregame showers, with temperatures approaching 60. Quick history: It’s the 113th meeting between the teams. Navy leads the series 56-49-7 and has won 10 straight, most in series history. Army’s last win came in Philadelphia in 2001 in Veterans Stadium, which no longer…

What Army fans need to know as the Black Knights make the trip from West Point to Piscataway: Who, where, when: Army (2-7) at Rutgers (7-1, No. 24 AP, No. 20 USA Today), Saturday, noon. TV: ESPNU (Joe Beninati and Pete Najarian have the call, making this a must-see game for hockey fans in need of a fix.) Gambling is illegal in most states: Rutgers is a 17-point favorite. Momentum shifts: It’s the old story of two teams going in opposite directions, but not the directions you’d expect. Army lost six of seven games before beating Air Force at home…

What Black Knights fans need to know as Army concludes the Mid-American Conference portion of its schedule: Who, where, when: Ball State (5-3, 3-2 MWC) at Army (1-6), Saturday, noon. TV: CBS Sports Network (Ben Holden and Randy Cross have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Ball State is a 4.5-point favorite. Is it Build-A-Bear giveaway day at West Point?: Yes. Make-or-break bowl run: At 1-6, the only way Army can reach this year’s Military Bowl, presented by Northrop Grumman, is a 5-0 run to close the season. While bowl organizers obviously can’t pick favorites, a service academy…

What Black Knight fans need to know as Army continues its tour through the Mid-American Conference. Who, where, when: Army (1-5) at Eastern Michigan (0-6, 0-3 MAC), Saturday, 1 p.m. TV: ESPN3 (Dan Gutowsky and Bob Chmiel have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Army is a 2.5-point favorite. Common opponent: Army lost to Kent State 31-17 last weekend. EMU lost to Kent State 41-14 on Oct. 6. So, defense might be an issue?: Yes, especially with Army missing top linebacker Nate Combs and with the EMU offense coming off a 47-point performance last week at home against…

The latest on a variety of service academy depth-chart issues: Air Force: The Falcons’ backfield kept the team’s training staff busy after Saturday’s win over Wyoming — seniors Connor Dietz, Cody Getz and Mike DeWitt, along with sophomore Broam Hart, all are nursing injuries, according to The Denver Post. Getz, the nation’s No. 2-ranked rusher, is questionable with an ankle injury, as is fullback Hart (broken bone in wrist, damaged knuckles). Dietz (sore shoulders, knee) and DeWitt (lingering foot injury) are more likely to play Saturday against New Mexico, the Post reports. Army: Senior linebacker Nate Combs will miss Saturday’s…

Words won’t do it justice, so watch the video first: It’s the third entry in the rare spirit-spot trifecta — three different takes on “Gangnam Style.” The original video has almost 360 million views on YouTube and has inspired countless send-ups, including the one above and the Air Force and Navy versions posted here. Navy’s video came first — a spirit spot for the Mids’ football game against Virginia Military Institute. Air Force came next, touting the Falcons in their game with Navy this weekend. Army’s entry flashes “Beat Navy” during one of the many, many, many camera effects, so…

What Army fans need to know as the Black Knights dip into the Football Bowl Subdivision in search of their first win. Who, where, when: Stony Brook (3-1) at Army (0-3), Saturday, noon Eastern. TV: CBS Sports Network (Ben Holden and Randy Cross have the call). Trend: Air Force’s first win came against an FCS opponent in the Falcons’ home opener. Navy’s first win came against an FCS opponent in the Mids’ home opener. This will be Army’s second home game of the year — kicking off a three-game homestand — but the first against an FCS school. Counterpoint: Stony…

What Army fans need to know as the Black Knights head to ACC country in search of their first victory. Who, where, when: Army (0-2) at Wake Forest (2-1), Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Eastern. Army’s winless at Wake in five tries. TV: ACC Network (check here for stations in your area; Steve Martin and David Archer have the call). Also on ESPN3. Gambling is illegal in most states: Wake Forest is a seven-point favorite. Big play day? Wake is coming off a 52-0 demolition at the hands of ACC rival Florida State, ranked fourth in The Associated Press poll. Big plays…

Four quick hits from Saturday’s games, which saw Army and Navy both fall to 0-2 on the season. 1. P.J.’s big day. We told you about Penn State senior/enlisted Navy diver P.J. Byers last week, and while the officer candidate didn’t play during Saturday’s 34-7 win over Navy, he was part of Penn State’s Military Appreciation Day tribute. Byers carried the American flag onto the Beaver Stadium turf in the above picture, served as a game captain and was honored in a second-half ceremony along with teammate and former Marine Brent Smith, a freshman who also didn’t see action. While…

Three weeks into the college football season, a service academy finally will play a home game against a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent. Here’s what Army fans need to know: Who, where, when: Northern Illinois (1-1) at Army (0-1), Saturday, noon Eastern. Army fell 49-26 at NIU last year. TV: CBS Sports Network (Ben Holden and Randy Cross have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Northern Illinois is a three-point favorite. Headline only a Navy fan can appreciate: Courtesy of NIU Today. At least he’s gone: Last year, NIU quarterback Chandler Harnish accounted for six of NIU’s seven touchdowns…

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