Browsing: Bowl projections

With wins last weekend, both the Navy Midshipmen and the Air Force Falcons improved to 5-3 on the season, one win away from bowl eligibility. Navy has no teams above .500 remaining on its schedule and hosts 2-6 Florida Atlantic this Saturday; Air Force visits 1-6 Army on Saturday and has a date with Hawaii (1-6) in Colorado Springs on Nov. 16. Coaches and players can’t take wins for granted, but bowl projections have to. And if some of the most well-known postseason guessers¬† — CBSSports.com’s Jerry Palm, college football wizard Phil Steele and ESPN projectors Mark Schlabach and Brad…

Your Tuesday morning reading list, in three parts, as we come closer to kickoff: 1. Navy in the news. A big week for the Mids continues as the team prepares to fly to Ireland tomorrow. The season-opening Dublin tilt against Notre Dame has drawn extensive media coverage. Among the highlights: The Washington Times looks at Navy starting quarterback Trey Miller’s growth into a leadership role; CBSSports.com examines the Notre Dame running back situation after Cierre Wood’s suspension; and The Associated Press offers its preview — get that, and all your Navy news, here. 2. Navy on the tube. CBS will…

Seven holiday hits for your Friday military-sports-reading pleasure (click through for the non-service-academy-football notes): 1. Everybody’s bowl bound. Blogging at The (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Gazette, Frank Schwab points us to football expert Phil Steele’s preseason bowl picks, which include all three service academies. Steele slots Air Force into the first bowl game of the season, playing Washington in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15. Army punches its ticket to the Dec. 27 Military Bowl in Washington, D.C., to face Boston College, and two days later, Navy heads to San Francisco to face California in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.…

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