Air Force, Oklahoma State Cancel Future Football Series

By Kevin Kelley -

Air ForceAir Force and Oklahoma State were slated to meet home-and-home in 2015 and 2016, but the two schools have mutually agreed to drop the two-game football series.

The 2015 game was scheduled for Sept. 5 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs with the 2016 game on Sept. 10 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.

The cancellation of this series leaves Air Force with a future schedule that primarily consists of games against Army and Navy. The only other series on the schedule is Cincinnati in 2015 and 2017, but there have been “discussions about possible changes to the series,” according to Doug Mosley, UC associate director of athletics for external and media communications.

Air Force is scheduled to open the 2013 season at home against Colgate on Aug. 31. Notre Dame will also make the trip to Colorado Springs and the game will be played in late September, Air Force senior associate athletic director Jim Trego told Gazette.com.

The Falcons and Fighting Irish discussed playing the 2013 game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, but eventually Air Force deemed it best to play at Falcon Stadium.

“We decided it wasn’t who we are and it’s best if we keep it in front of our home fans,” Trego said.

As for Oklahoma State, the cancellation gets them out of a scheduling problem in 2015. The Cowboys had four non-conference games scheduled for that season, but they can only play three.

OSU’s 2015 non-conference schedule now consists of home games against Central Arkansas and UTSA and a trip to Central Michigan.

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11 Comments to Air Force, Oklahoma State Cancel Future Football Series

  1. John C. said....

    Looks like a pretty “daunting” 2015 season for OSU. Typical Big 12 cupcake scheduling in non-conference.

    July 11, 2012 at 9:48 am
    • MUFan87 said....

      It looks like to me that Air Force is the one that bailed, not OSU.

      July 11, 2012 at 11:27 am
    • PNB said....

      2012 Big 12 OOC games
      Oklahoma – Notre Dame
      Texas – @ Ole Miss
      Ok State – @ Arizona
      WVU – Maryland
      TCU – Virginia
      K State – Miami(Fla.)
      Iowa State – @ Iowa

      not the most daunting but not all cupcakes either

      July 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm
  2. dawg said....

    The only conference that doesn’t chow down on cupcakes is the Pac-12, so I don’t see why the Big 12 is being called out.

    July 11, 2012 at 10:22 am
    • PNB said....

      Most SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Big 10 teams play at least one nice OOCG. Oklahoma State’s 2015 schedule is sad.

      July 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm
  3. PNB said....

    Dawg
    you say the Pac-12 does not play cupcakes? Lets take a look at the 2012 OOC schedule

    Utah – Northern Colorado and Utah State(a rival so I will cut them some slack)
    Arizona – Toldeo and South Carolina State
    Arizona State – Northern Arizona
    Colorado – Sacramento State
    Oregon – Tennessee Tech, Arkansas State & Fresno (not the Fresno of old)
    Stanford – San Jose
    Cal – Southern Utah
    Oregon State – Nicholls State
    Washington – Portland State
    Washington State – Eastern Washington

    the only 2 schools not on this list are USC – all 3 games are solid and UCLA. I would list UCLA but they are traveling to Rice so I give them some credit. Don’t get me wrong most Pac-12 schools have 1 or 2 strong games but Dawg seems to think every school in the Pac-12 plays 3 NFL opponents each season and that is not the case.

    July 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    • Anonymous said....

      Of course you can name a bunch of cupcakes on a collective conference’s schedule, but the list of them in the PAC is shorter than everyone else’s. The PAC plays more road games, and more good teams.

      The SEC gets singled out just about every year for their 8 home games and never leaving the south. The schedule the Big 12 is about to play this year is completely laughable. That’s why it gets singled out, to whoever though it was silly.

      July 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm
  4. ClintP said....

    Toledo isn’t a cupcake team they are a very good team even though they are in the MAC

    July 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm
  5. Kro said....

    I wonder if this is an indication that Air Force is joining the Big East……………

    July 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm
  6. Robert said....

    OSU should have dropped Central Arkansas as no need to keep the D-1AA. I hope the new strength of schedule component comes back to haunt them on that game.

    July 12, 2012 at 7:15 am
  7. herbie said....

    Look for more and more of this, as the “Big” conferences will all play 9-game Conf. schedules by 2014, I bet.

    July 12, 2012 at 10:58 am

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