Army Black Knights Football Schedule
Perhaps no other team in college football can boast as proud of a history
as the Army Black Knights who first began intercollegiate play all the way back in 1890. Army is one of seven universities
whose football team plays independently of any conference. Of all of the independent teams Army finished in fifth place with
a 3-5 record in 2013. The most important game for Army in almost every season is the annual Army/Navy game which is played
at a neutral location and is one of the highest rated regular season games each year. The pageantry and historic rivalry involved
in the game is a sight to behold and even football fans with no rooting interest in the game are drawn to it. This year the
Black Knights are hoping to rebound from a disappointing season and prove themselves to be a major force during the 2014 season.
Saturday, September 6th the first home game of the 2014 season will be held at Michie Stadium in West Point, New York. A sell
out crowd is expected as loyal Army fans and alumni will be on hand to get an early idea of what to expect from this year's
Black Knights team. The Buffalo Bulls will be the opponents during the Black Knights' first home game and you can expect Army
to lay it all on the line to get a victory in the first home game of the season. On October 11th the always tough Rice Owls
come to Michie Stadium to take a shot at the Black Knights. These two teams have squared off before and if this game is anything
like the previous match ups it could go down to the wire. The final home game of the season will be on November 22nd against
the Fordham Rams. This will be the final game at West Point for all of the graduating players and die hard Army fans will
definitely want to make it special and show gratitude for their four years of hard work. Of course the last game of the season
is the Army/Navy game which will be held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Always one of the most exciting games
of the year, the Army/Navy game is a national event and if you have never actually attended one of these battles you should
start making plans to be in Baltimore on December 13th as soon as possible.
While many elite
college football teams are full of prima donna athletes who have been spoiled their whole loves and are more interested in
playing in the NFL than in playing for their college team, this is never the case at Army. The student athletes at Army have
already dedicated themselves to a post college career in service to their country and are out there on the field every game
representing both the United States and the Army. In 2014 Jeff Monken will be looking to guide the Black Knights to a winning
record in his first season as head coach. He will have a solid group of returning players to provide ample experience and
leadership that will combine with stellar recruits like offensive tackle Isaiah Holland and defensive tackle Jarvis Polu.
Be there from the start of this new and exciting era of Army Black Knights football in 2014.
is no atmosphere quite like that of Michie Stadium on game day. Tens of thousands of students, alumni and members of the armed
forces come out to support their team, decked out in Army colors. Game day really starts early in the morning with face paint,
signs and, of course, tailgating. Any sports fan would love to experience this special atmosphere, so get tickets to see the
Army Black Knights match up against some of the best teams in college football including the football teams of both the Air
Force Academy and the Naval Academy. Games against either of the other armed forces academies are among the most thrilling
spectacles in all of sports and watching these contests on television can be great but it really pales in comparison to being
in the stands for one of these games and feeling the electricity in the air.
Army Black Knights Football Conference
Army Black Knights are not aligned with any specific conference yet they have annual games against both Air Force and Navy.
The school is one of only seven universities not associated with a conference for football, the others being: Navy, Notre
Dame, BYU, Old Dominion, New Mexico State, and Idaho.
Army Black Knights Football Trivia
Army has won
three national championships, all three of them coming in consecutive seasons in 1944, 1945, and 1946. Former President Dwight
D. Eisenhower played on the 1921 Army team alongside former Army General Omar Bradley. The school has produced three Heisman
Trophy winners: Doc Blanchard, Glenn Davis, and Pete Dawkins.