Monday, August 08, 2011

Yale game is on Army's 2014 schedule

Talk of Yale and Army meeting in a 2014 game in the Yale Bowl has been going on for a few years. Now it is more than just talk as Army included a Sept. 27, 2014 game at Yale on the future schedules it released today.

Five of the 10 largest crowds for a Yale game at the Bowl featured Army from 1923-30, but the teams have not played since Army won 39-13 at Yale on Oct. 5, 1996.
Yale and Army had orally agreed to play in New Haven in 2014 as a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Yale Bowl.

Army was interested in coming to New Haven as a signature game during the historic 2014 season, but there was concern whether the game would count towards making the Cadets bowl eligible since Yale plays at the Football Championship Subdivision level.
Yale director of athletics Tom Beckett said no waiver has been signed, but Army is planning to honor the contract regardless of whether or not the game counts towards being bowl eligible.

Beckett said the NCAA doesn’t normally review waiver requests until 1½ years before the game is played, which means that would not happen until the winter of 2013.

“We’re hoping we are viewed as a countable opponent and will go through the waiver process,” Beckett said. “They have agreed to come and we are honored they are coming to New Haven.”

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe the game is scheduled for September 27, 2014.

6:49 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on the team that played Army in '96. The game was at West Point.

11:09 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the future schedules of Yale?

2:54 PM 
Blogger Jim Fuller said...

Next year the non-conference games are against Georgetown, Colgate and Lafayette. In 2013 they are playing Colgate, Fordham and the final non-conference opponent escapes me at the current time. I will update the non-conference schedules at some point during the upcoming season.

11:33 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jim. You'd think Yale would post future football schedules (at least opponents) more readily on its website...

Looking at Yale-Army history, it's well worth noting Kelly Ryan's record-shattering passing for the Bulldogs in the 1986 game at Yale Bowl. The Cadets won, I believe by 41-24, but it sure was entertaining.

7:09 PM 
Blogger Matt Orel said...

I guess I should feel ancient to say that I saw Yale beat two of the service academies (17-16 over Air Force in 1980, and of course the 23-19 game over Navy in 1981).

10:40 PM 

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