Army announces 2016 & 2017 Football Schedules

By Kevin Kelley -

The Army West Point Black Knights have officially announced their 2016 and 2017 football schedules.

Army opens the 2016 season on Sept. 3 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia against the Temple Owls. Other road games in 2016 include UTEP, Buffalo, Duke, Wake Forest, and Notre Dame (at San Antonio, TX).

Home games in 2016 include Rice, Lafayette, North Texas, Air Force, and Morgan State. The 2016 Army-Navy Game is set for Dec. 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

In 2017, the Black Knights again open the season on the road, this time at Tulane on Sept. 2. Other road games in 2017 include Ohio State, Rice, Air Force, and North Texas.

Home games for Army in 2017 include Buffalo, Duke, UTEP, Eastern Michigan, Temple, and Fordham. The 2017 Army-Navy Game is slated for Dec. 9 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

2016 Army Football Schedule

Sept. 3 – at Temple
Sept. 10 – RICE
Sept. 17 – at UTEP
Sept. 24 – at Buffalo
Oct. 8 –   at Duke
Oct. 15 – LAFAYETTE
Oct. 22 – NORTH TEXAS
Oct. 29 – at Wake Forest
Nov. 5 –   AIR FORCE
Nov. 12 – vs. Notre Dame (at San Antonio, TX)
Nov. 19 – MORGAN STATE
Dec. 10 – vs. Navy (at Baltimore, MD)

2017 Army Football Schedule

Sept. 2 – at Tulane
Sept. 9 – BUFFALO
Sept. 16 – at Ohio State
Sept. 23 – at Rice
Sept. 30 – DUKE
Oct. 7 –    UTEP
Oct. 14 –  EASTERN MICHIGAN
Oct. 21 –  TEMPLE
Nov. 4 –    at Air Force
Nov. 11 –  FORDHAM
Nov. 18 – at North Texas
Dec. 9 –   vs. Navy (at Philadelphia, PA)

  1. Rich
    December 17, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Just beat Navy!

  2. Andy
    December 18, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Interesting schedule with the three straight road games in 2016 and four straight home games in 2017.

  3. Shep
    December 18, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    If a private school hosts a service academy, can they treat the payment as a tax write-off?

  4. William
    December 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    If Army get bowl eligible, what bowl do they have a tie-in with?

  5. chuck berger
    December 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Just looking at the schedule for both the up and coming years, Notre Dame and Ohio State would appear as losses. Army at best is a mid major. The glory days are well behind them. I remember their championship years of the 40’s and 1958. It’s sad. It’s impossible for them to get legit division one players. That said, I will always be rooting for them.

    • Wally
      January 30, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Navy has been competitive in D1, and has gone to 7 straight bowl games. No reason Army can’t get their Mojo back. On, brave old Army team!

    • Curtis Hinton Jr.
      May 24, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      I was born and raised in Ohio and I served 20 years in the U.S. Army. I have always been a lifelong Ohio State Buckeye fan but when Army plays Ohio State in 2017, I will be taking off my Buckeye gear and putting on my army cap and Jersey and rooting for Army. My allegence will be for the men who give their lives to defend this America’s freedom so Ohio State and other institutions can exist!!!!!! It will be the only time I cheer against Ohio State.

  6. chuck
    January 30, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Wally, the reason Army cannot get the quality players that Navy gets is because given a choice, the potential recruit would prefer to be aboard a ship than in a fox hole in time of war.
    Having said that, if the country were to go back to a mandatory draft, numerous draftees would be willing to go to the Academy knowing they would be out of “harms way” for four years.
    W.W.II was a major reason that the service schools had the best football players.
    Also, after the 1958 season, The superintendent at West Point started to place a number of restrictions on the recruiting and emphasis in football. That is the reason Colonel Blaik retired.

    • Steveo
      February 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      Chuck, The following shows your reasoning to got to USNA compared to USMA is somewhat out of line. Navy’s potential recruits are willing to jump into a “foxhole” as much or possibly even more than Army grads. I do think that the Navy does offer more diverse opportunities serve the country than the Army does though:

      ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The 32 seniors on the Navy football team received their Service Assignments this afternoon in ceremonies at the Naval Academy.

      Fifteen seniors will be commissioned 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps (11 ground, four pilot), while 17 will be Ensigns in the United States Navy (eight surface warfare, two pilot, two flight officers, three submarines, one special warfare and one information warfare).

      Service Assignments for the Class of 2016

      Quincy Adams – Marine Corps Ground

      A.K. Akpunku – Marine Corps Ground

      William Anthony – Submarines

      Lorentez Barbour – Naval Flight Officer

      Kwazel Bertrand – Submarines

      E.K. Binns – Naval Flight Officer

      Demond Brown – Surface Warfare

      Quentin Ezell – Surface Warfare

      Joey Gaston – Surface Warfare

      Tyler Goble – Marine Corps Ground

      David Gordeuk – Submarines

      Austin Grebe – Marine Corps Pilot

      Brandon Greene – Surface Warfare

      Zach Hester – Navy Pilot
      Will Huntsman – Special Warfare (SEAL)

      Gavin Jernigan – Marine Corps Ground

      Myer Krah – Surface Warfare

      Zach Laniewski – Marine Corps Ground
      Nick Martinez – Marine Corps Ground

      Marc Meier – Marine Corps Pilot

      Don Pearson – Marine Corps Ground

      Kikau Pescaia – Marine Corps Ground

      Sean Reaver – Marine Corps Ground

      Keenan Reynolds – Information Warfare

      Blaze Ryder – Surface Warfare

      DeBrandon Sanders – Surface Warfare

      Bernard Sarra – Marine Corps Ground

      Nick Sloan – Marine Corps Pilot

      Chris Swain – Surface Warfare

      Ben Tamburello – Marine Corps Pilot

      Shelley White – Navy Pilot

      Thomas Wilson – Marine Corps Ground

  7. William. Roden
    March 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Steveo,
    Your accurate reporting of Navy grads and their service branch choices is greatly appreciated. For some reason, some West Pointers seem to feel that Navy Athletes ” get over ” their service obligations, less dangerous, etc. We should equally appreciate all our sons willingness to serve , no matter which Academy they attended and played D-1 sports.

  8. MIKE
    April 19, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    WHY DO WE HAVE 2 IAA TEMS ON THE SCH MORGAN STATE COULD NOT BEAT A GOOD HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST YR THEY LOST TO BC 73-0 AND THEY PLAYED 10 MIN
    QTRS IN THE 2ND HALF AND BC HAD THE MOST INCOMPETENT OFFENSE IN THE HISTORY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  9. Charles L Berger
    April 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    We know Morgan State hasn’t had a strong team in years. However, schedules for the most part are drawn up a number of years in advance. Can’t be sure what a team will be like four or five years down the road.
    That said, I think this game was scheduled as a “confidence builder” for Army. In other words this game is seen as a probable victory for the Black Knights. The players have to know that they will have a reasonable chance to win some football games.

  10. Stryker
    May 7, 2016 at 1:29 am

    These guys may get to 5 wins this year, so many losses by a field goal last season /gotta love the black knight defense, gotta love guys like king, timpf, England,moss. This defense is going to be a good one in the 2016 campaign- watch out Irish – black knights are better than you think

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