Navy Home Football Games To Kick At 3:30 PM And Will Be Televised Live By CBS Sports Network
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The five home games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will kickoff at 3:30 PM and will be televised live by CBS Sports Network.
Navy will kick-off the 2012 season on Sept. 1 in Dublin, Ireland against Notre Dame. The game will be played at Aviva Stadium, located in the heart of Dublin, and marks the first time the stadium has hosted an American football game.
It will also be the first time in program history that Navy has opened up against Notre Dame and the second time the two teams have met in Dublin. Navy played the Irish at Croke Park in Dublin in 1996. The game will be broadcast by CBS Sports and kick at 2:00 PM in Dublin, which is 9:00 AM on the East Coast.
After a week off, the Mids will travel to Happy Valley on Sept. 15 to take on Bill O’Brien’s Penn State Nittany Lions. It will be the first meeting between the two schools since 1974 when Navy shocked Penn State in State College, 7-6. A kickoff time has not yet been announced by Penn State and the BIG Ten Conference.
VMI comes to town on Sept. 22 for the home opener at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. It will be the ninth meeting between the two schools and the first since 2003 when Navy defeated the Keydets, 37-10, in the season opener.
The Mids will have revenge on their minds when San Jose State comes calling on Sept. 29. Last fall, the Spartans eliminated the Midshipmen from bowl contention with a 27-24 victory in San Jose.
Navy will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the first leg of the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy on Oct. 6. The Falcons won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy last year thanks to a 35-34 overtime victory over Navy in Annapolis. Air Force and the Mountain West Conference have not yet released a game time.
The Mids will travel to Mount Pleasant, Mich. the following week, as Navy will play at Central Michigan on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN2. It will be the first time Navy has played at Central Michigan and the first time Navy has played in the state of Michigan since 2006 when the Mids beat Eastern Michigan at Ford Field in Detroit.
The Indiana Hoosiers come to Annapolis the following week (Oct. 20) for Homecoming. It will be just the third time in school history that the two teams have met and it will be Indiana’s first trip to Annapolis. The Hoosiers will be the first Big 10 team to play at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium since Northwestern beat Navy in 2002.
East Carolina will play host to Navy on Oct. 27 in Greenville. The Pirates knocked off Navy last year in a thriller, 38-35. East Carolina and Conference USA have not yet announced a game time.
Navy and Florida Atlantic will meet on the gridiron for the first time the following week as new head coach Carl Pelini brings his Owls North to Annapolis on Nov. 3.
Navy will make its first trip to Troy, Ala. on Nov. 10 when the Mids take on the Troy Trojans. Navy defeated Troy last year, 42-14. Troy and the Sun Belt Conference have not yet announced a game time.
The home finale takes place on Nov. 17, when Dennis Franchione and the Texas State Bobcats come to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Senior Day.
The 2012 Army-Navy Game Presented by USAA will take place at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 8. Navy leads the all-time series, 56-49-7, and has won a series-record 10-consecutive games against the Black Knights. CBS has not announced a game time as of yet.
Season tickets are on sale now for $180. Standing room only tickets for the grass hill located at the North end zone of Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium are $100 for the season and the Billy the Kid Package (age 12 and under) is $60 forstanding room only tickets for the grass hill. Children two and under do not need a ticket unless the child is occupying a sea. You can purchase tickets by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or by going to www.navysports.com.
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2012 Navy Football Schedule
Sept. 1 vs. Notre Dame (Dublin, Ireland)
Sept. 15 at Penn State
Sept. 22 VMI
Sept. 29 at San Jose State
Oct. 6 at Air Force
Oct. 13 at Central Michigan
Oct. 20 Indiana (Homecoming)
Oct. 27 at East Carolina
Nov. 3 Florida Atlantic
Nov. 10 at Troy
Nov. 17 Texas State
Dec. 8 vs. Army (Philadelphia)