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Navy football has existed outside the mess of conference alignment for more than a century. Now, two-plus years before it joins the Big East, Navy fans have reason to pay attention to who’s moving where. And if they’re paying attention, they’re not liking what they’re seeing. First, Rutgers announced it would leave the conference to join the Big Ten in 2014, a year before the Mids make the move to the Big East. Then, rumors swirled that the Atlantic Coast Conference could poach either Connecticut or Louisville from the Big East to fill a spot left by Maryland, which is…

What Mids fans need to know entering the last game of the regular season — because there’s nothing regular about Army-Navy: Who, where, when: Texas State (3-6, 1-3 Western Athletic Conference) at Navy (6-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network (Grant Boone and Todd Christensen have the call) Gambling is illegal in most states: Navy is a 13.5-point favorite. Firsts: It’s the Bobcats’ first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Navy’s playing Texas State for the first time. It also might be the first time a team that gave up 41 points the week before (Navy lost 41-31 to…

What Mids fans need to know as Navy attempts to turn a 1-3 start into a bowl-eligible season. Who, where, when: Florida Atlantic (2-6, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference) at Navy (5-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network (Grant Boone and Todd Christensen have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Navy is a 16.5-point favorite. Why?: FAU’s rushing defense ranks 98th in the country, allowing 201 yards a game. While some of that damage was done in nonconference blowout losses to Georgia and Alabama, the rest came mostly at the hands of the Sun Belt, where FAU’s 1-4…

First, here’s another picture of Kevin Spacey in the crowd for Saturday’s Navy homecoming game. Just because. Spacey’s in Baltimore to film “House of Cards,” a direct-to-Netflix TV series (with one heck of a poster) he’s co-producing with David Fincher, director of “Se7en,” “Fight Club” and “The Social Network,” among other big-ticket movies. And as After Action showed you over the weekend, he apparently cleared some time to catch the Mids rally to down Indiana 31-30 in Annapolis, improving their record to 4-3 on the year. While The Baltimore Sun reports he’s “rumored” to have joined in with midshipmen for…

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…

What Navy fans need to know about the Mids’ appearance under the Friday-night lights: Who, where, when: Navy (2-3) at Central Michigan (2-3, 0-2 Mid-American Conference), Friday, 8 p.m. TV: ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn and Rod Gilmore have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Central Michigan is a two-point favorite. Meet your starter: Freshman Keenan Reynolds takes over quarterbacking duties from junior Trey Miller. Miller was unable to practice Wednesday due to a nagging ankle injury, according to The Washington Post, making head coach Ken Niumatalolo’s decision easier. The Washington Times reports Reynolds will be the first freshman to…

The Big East commissioner’s plan to ask Navy football to join the conference earlier than the planned 2015 entry date caught many observers by surprise. Including the academy’s athletic director. Chet Gladchuk told The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital that the academy has pointed all its planning toward a 2015 Big East entry — from scheduling to TV deals to a stadium renovation. There’s too much set in motion to change now, Gladchuk told the paper, and Commissioner Mike Aresco’s decision to announce the proposal to the public before telling Annapolis officials means it shouldn’t be taken seriously. Key quote: “I don’t…

The basics from both sides as Navy and Air Force kick off the quest for the 2012 Commander in Chief’s Trophy. Who, where, when: Navy (1-3) at Air Force (2-2, 1-1 Mountain West Conference), Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Mountain time (11:30 a.m. Eastern). Wait, when? Yes, 11:30 a.m. Part of a CBS-TV doubleheader that includes Florida at LSU at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. (Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein have the call from Colorado Springs.) Gambling is illegal in most states: Air Force is an eight-point favorite. The last time: Navy overcame an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the 2011…

Sure, neither team’s above .500, but a rivalry’s a rivalry, and that means it’s time for Air Force-Navy spirit spots. Here’s our first submission, from the Air Force side: It’s no “Gangnam Style,” but it’ll get the ball rolling. If you shoot a spirit spot video or see a good one, send us a link via the comments section below or the After Action Facebook page. It’s all in advance of Saturday’s Navy-Air Force showdown at Falcon Stadium, bright and early at 9:30 a.m. Mountain time. It’s so early, the Air Force Academy will let tailgaters set up the night…

What Navy fans need to know as the Mids attempt to go 2-0 at home. Who, where, when: San Jose State (3-1) at Navy (1-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Eastern. It’s San Jose’s first trip to the East Coast since a 2003 game at Florida. How’d that work out for them?: Not well. TV: CBS Sports Network (Grant Boone and Todd Christensen have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: San Jose State is a 2.5-point favorite. Sad news: Junior cornerback Jonathan Wev reportedly suffered a career-ending third concussion in Navy’s 41-3 win over VMI last week, according to multiple…

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