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Army, UConn to play (foot)ball in Yankee Stadium

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Army and Connecticut will play a neutral site game in Yankee Stadium this upcoming season, the two schools announced today. Army and Connecticut will play in the home of baseball’s New York Yankees on Saturday, November 8. The official kickoff time has not been determined yet, although it will likely have an afternoon time slot on CBS Sports Network, the network that broadcasts Army home games.

This will mark the third straight season Army has played a game in the newer Yankee Stadium. Army played Notre Dame and Rutgers in the past two games in Yankee Stadium. This will be the sixth all-time meeting between Army and UConn, with the Huskies leading the series 4-1 with a four-game winning streak dating back to 2003.

The venue may have changed, but Army playing in Yankee Stadium is still a pretty cool scheduling twist for the Black Knights. For a program that has been so down over the years, anything that can bring a spotlight on the football program is something to look forward to, so hopefully playing a game in Yankee Stadium will continue to do just that. The options for putting together a game in Yankee Stadium can sometimes get tricky. Notre Dame aside, Army has to do what they can to bring in an opponent that has some schedule flexibility and one that can also draw some fans willing to travel. Rutgers and UConn each are a relatively short distance away, which makes them decent pairings. Perhaps we will see Syracuse kick off against Army in the future, as Army does hope to continue scheduling a game in Yankee Stadium for years to come.

The Army game fills out UConn’s 2014 schedule, although the specific dates for the AAC schedule still need to be released. The conference has likely been holding off on releasing a full conference schedule until some non-conference openings were filled by conference members. The home teams for conference match-ups is known, but the dates the games will be played has not been released.

Army’s schedule is also now complete with a full 12-game schedule. Army will play a rare road game for an FBS program at an FCS school when they travel to Yale of the Ivy League on September 27.

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7 Responses to “Army, UConn to play (foot)ball in Yankee Stadium”
  1. bubblescreen says: Mar 6, 2014 2:38 PM

    I’m a UConn fan. It’s a bummer they are playing in Yankee Stadium. My trip to the UConn/Army game in 2005 is one of my favorite football experiences ever. Michie Stadium is an absolute treasure and few things compare to the West Point campus.

    Yankee Stadium? Who cares.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Mar 6, 2014 3:41 PM

    Yawn!

  3. dryzzt23 says: Mar 6, 2014 3:50 PM

    ’tis a sad day when the US Military Academy will choose to play on a field that stands for liberalism.

    I’m sure they got orders from Obama to do it or else.

  4. manik56 says: Mar 6, 2014 5:53 PM

    The President couldn’t care less about Army football.

  5. tluds says: Mar 7, 2014 9:30 AM

    Who is the “Home” team? Hoping this game doesn’t eat into my UConn season tix – however, it’s a great excuse to head to the Bronx so I’ll take it!

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 7, 2014 11:09 AM

    ’tis a sad day when the US Military Academy will choose to play on a field that stands for liberalism.

    I’m sure they got orders from Obama to do it or else.
    _______________________

    Wow….

    First, I’m not sure how Yankee Stadium, or any other stadium for that matter, stand for any political ideology….

    Second, “Obama told them to do it or else”…. really?

  7. ipskipskyblue says: Mar 7, 2014 1:44 PM

    I am going to go out on a limb here and predict the paid attendance 19,543.

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