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A few service academy-related football notes to start off your week: 1. Praise from high places: We promised you updates on Air Force 2nd Lt. Ben Garland’s quest for an NFL job with the Denver Broncos, so we pass this along from Frank Schwab at The (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Gazette. Denver head coach John Fox offered some short remarks on Garland’s stellar work ethic during a post-rookie workout news conference late last week. Judging from the picture in that first link, the Air Force Academy grad’s strength and conditioning won’t be an issue. 2. Conference calamity: Speaking of early outs,…

A few Friday updates, from kickoff times to TV money to a football with cartoon eyes: 1. Lunchtime football for Black Knights: Navy announced it’s home football schedule and TV plans earlier this week, and Army followed suit Thursday, putting out its plan for 12 p.m. kickoffs in all seven of its home games. Like Navy, all Black Knights home contests will air on CBS Sports Network. That sets up service academy doubleheaders Sept. 29 (Army-Stony Brook, Navy-San Jose State), Nov. 3 (Army-Air Force, Navy-Florida Atlantic) and Nov. 17 (Army-Temple, Navy-Texas State). The rest of the Army home slate: Sept.…

Going to Annapolis for a football game this year, or just planning to watch a home game on TV? The Naval Academy has made it easy to set your schedule. All five games set for Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this fall will be played on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and televised on CBS Sports Network, according to a news release. Not sure if you get CBS Sports Network? Check here to see whether it’s part of your current cable package — or if an upgrade is in order. The home slate doesn’t begin until mid-September, after season-opening trips to Dublin…

As the rumblings of Navy and Air Force joining the Big East as football-only members become more than rumblings, some fans might wonder why Army has been the odd service academy out. Why wouldn’t the Black Knights want to become a football-only member of a conference without a regional identity? Well, it didn’t work last time. Army finished 10-2 in 1996, with a 10-1 regular-season record tarnished only by a road loss to Syracuse and an up-and-coming Chunky soup spokesman. The next year, the Black Knights announced they’d begin play in Conference USA in 1998. From 1998 to 2004, the…

Check out the second episode of “A Game of Honor,” CBS’s online “docu-drama” on the Army and Navy football programs. Then, scroll a bit to get the need-to-knows for Saturday’s three service academy games. Fordham (1-6) at Army (2-5), 3:30 p.m. On the tube: CBS Sports Network (Gary Thorne, Randy Cross) On the sideline: Army quarterback Trent Steelman, whose consecutive-start streak will end at 33 games, according to an Army release. Senior Max Jenkins gets the start, with freshman Angel Santiago expected to see some time under center. On the radar: Snow. Maybe. Forecasts call for the ever-popular “wintry mix”…

Vince Lombardi will be forever linked to the NFL trophy that bears his name and the Wisconsin city where he crafted his NFL legacy. While the legend of Lombardi may begin in Green Bay, his time in football didn’t. When Army hosts Fordham on Saturday at West Point, two schools that helped shape the coach’s career square off in what would’ve been a marquee matchup when Lombardi was on the college gridiron. Lombardi was a member of the “Seven Blocks of Granite,” a nickname given to Fordham’s linemen in the 1929 and 1930 seasons and again in 1936-37. The second…

The longest string of consecutive starts by an Army quarterback in school history could end Saturday. Junior signal-caller Trent Steelman has started every game since arriving at West Point in 2009. But Saturday’s start No. 32, in a 44-21 loss to Vanderbilt, ended early thanks to an ankle injury shortly before halftime. Second on the team in rushing (behind sophomore Raymond Maples) and second to Kansas State’s Collin Klein in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (Klein has 14, Steelman 11), the junior’s not atop the Army depth chart for Saturday’s home game against Fordham. Steelman’s not even listed as a…

This year’s preseason was rough on service academy alums. Thought to be a lock for the Philadelphia Eagles roster, wide receiver Chad Hall, an Air Force Academy alum, was one of the last cuts. Linebacker Caleb Campbell, a standout safety for the Army Black Knights drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft, similarly got cut after making the Detroit Lions roster last year. Campbell has found his way back to an NFL roster after the Indianapolis Colts signed the linebacker to their practice squad Tuesday. Campbell has a chance to make the active roster unless the health…

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