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What Black Knights fans need to know entering the last game at West Point for 2012: Who, where, when: Temple (3-6, 2-4 Big East) at Army (2-8), Saturday, noon TV: CBS Sports Network (Ben Holden and Randy Cross have the call) Doubleheader action: Navy hosts Texas State on CBSSN immediately following Army’s game. Drink it in — no more Army or Navy football until the big game Dec. 8 in Philadelphia. Gambling is illegal in most states: Army is a 3.5-point favorite. Scouting th … wait, what?: Don’t doubt Las Vegas — Temple brings a better record and a fairly…

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…

Eight tidbits for service academy football fans after a busy weekend. 1. Cowboy coach: I’m sorry. Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen apologized Sunday, via a school news release, for his heated postgame exchange with Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun on Saturday — and his postgame interview that all but accused Calhoun of cheating. At issue: When Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz lost his helmet on a fourth-quarter drive and had to miss a play, Christensen said he thought the QB and Air Force coaches may have exaggerated their concern over a possible head injury, giving the Falcons enough time…

What Black Knights fans need to know as Army concludes a three-game homestand. Who, where, when: Kent State (4-1, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) at Army (1-4), Saturday, noon. TV: CBS Sports Network (Ben Holden and Randy Cross have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Kent State is a 2.5-point favorite. A storied rivalry: The teams have played twice. Army’s 2-0, with then-sophomore QB Trent Steelman leading the Black Knights to their most recent win over the Golden Flashes, a 45-28 shootout in Ohio in 2010. What’s he been up to lately?: Steelman’s 141-yard, three-touchdown rushing effort Saturday against Boston…

Ten quick¬† links, notes and news bits from the service academy’s football weekend: 1. Honor in defeat. Army junior running back Raymond Maples set the stat book on fire Saturday at Wake Forest, but his 140 yards rushing on just 15 carries (plus a receiving touchdown) weren’t enough to prevent a 49-37 loss — Army’s third straight. It was enough to earn him offensive player of the week honors among football independents. 2. Ground game update. Maples is also sixth on the Football Bowl Subdivision rushing list, averaging more than 135 yards a game. Air Force senior Cody Getz is…

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…

While the other service academies started last weekend, Army fans had to wait for the 2012 season to begin. Tomorrow, that wait ends. The storied tradition (trust us, it’s storied) of West Point football returns for a 123rd season, kicking off on the West Coast. Here are the basics: Who, where, when: Army at San Diego State (0-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Eastern. TV: NBC Sports Network (Paul Burmeister and Rod Woodson on the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: San Diego State is a 6.5-point favorite. Senior leaders: Army quarterback Trent Steelman enters his fourth season as a starter,…

When it comes to college football awards, it’s an honor just to be nominated. The various award committees have passed out a lot of honors lately, with three of the most recent going to service academy members. Army quarterback Trent Steelman, with 34 career starts under his belt, was named one of 34 quarterbacks in contention for the Davey O’Brien award, given to the season’s top signal-caller. He talks about the honor with Sal Interdonato of the (Middletown, N.Y.) Times Herald-Record here. USC’s Matt Barkley is the odds-on favorite. Steelman’s backfield-mate, junior running back Raymond Maples, was among 52 candidates…

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