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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…

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…

Seven news bites as the first Commander in Chief’s Trophy battle nears: 1. Sad Navy news. Navy slotback John Howell’s football career likely ended Saturday. The senior suffered a right knee injury in the first quarter against San Jose State and was helped off the field; he watched Monday’s workout from the sidelines on crutches, according to this Washington Times report, and Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said Howell wouldn’t play again this season. Howell racked up more than 500 yards rushing at Navy, including 60 this season on just six carries. Expect junior Darius Staten and senior Bo Snelson…

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…

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…

What Navy fans need to know as the Mids dip down into the Football Championship Subdivision in search of their first win. Who, where, when: Virginia Military Institute (1-2) at Navy (0-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Eastern. TV: CBS Sports Network (Grant Boone and Todd Christensen have the call). Series: Navy’s never lost to VMI (8-0). Trey and turnovers: VMI may not be a top-tier opponent, but mistakes don’t discriminate — Navy will need to control the football to avoid an upset. Both Washington papers, Post and Times, seized on the scariest stat for Navy fans: The Mids are dead last…

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…

A quick look ahead at Navy’s first football game in North America this season: Who, where, when: Navy (0-1) at Penn State (0-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Eastern. Navy last played PSU in 1974, earning a 7-6 upset win in Happy Valley. TV: ABC or ESPN2 (Check local listings; Mike Patrick and Ed Cunningham have the call). Gambling is illegal in most states: Penn State is a six-point favorite. Speaking of points …: They’ve been hard to come by for both teams in this young season — Navy barely cracked double digits against Notre Dame, falling 50-10, and the Nittany Lions…

Enough with the suspensions, travel pictures and other off-field issues — here’s what you need to know for Navy football’s season-opening clash with rival Notre Dame: When and where: Saturday, 2 p.m. local time (9 a.m. Eastern), Aviva Stadium, Dublin. TV: CBS (U.S. broadcast), ESPN America (Europe and other international rights), American Forces Network. More details in second item here. Gambling is illegal in most states (but not in Ireland): Notre Dame is a 16-point favorite. Option assessment: Junior Trey Miller has one career start — a 56-14 thrashing at the hands of the Irish last season. With his top…

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…

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