The Military Black Knights are set to affix the American Athletic Convention in 2024 after enjoying 19 seasons as a Soccer Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Unbiased.
As a consequence of enjoying as an Unbiased, the Black Knights needed to schedule 12 video games every season versus solely three or 4 as a member of a convention. With eight American Athletic Convention video games per season, Military will want solely 4 non-conference opponents per 12 months and must cancel over 30 future contests.
Followers of the annual battle for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy can relaxation straightforward, nevertheless, as Military will proceed to play each of its service academy rivals, Air Pressure and Navy. Though Navy can be a member of The American, the annual Military-Navy Recreation will likely be thought-about a non-conference contest every season. The 2 groups is not going to play a matchup that can rely within the convention standings, however they might meet within the American Soccer Championship Recreation after which play the Military-Navy Recreation every week later.
With contests in opposition to Air Pressure and Navy cemented on Military’s non-conference schedule, the Black Knights may have solely two openings per season.
Which beforehand scheduled non-conference video games will Military retain? The reply to that query shouldn’t be recognized but, however the college has initiated the method of canceling video games primarily based on public stories and public data searches performed by FBSchedules.com.
Final month on the ASOR Football Podcast, Liberty athletics director Ian McCaw introduced that its future home-and-home sequence with Military was “going off (the schedule)” attributable to Military’s transfer right into a convention. These video games had been scheduled for 2025 in Lynchburg, Va., and 2026 in West Level, N.Y.
On Thursday, the Ball State Cardinals formally introduced that their house contest in opposition to Military in 2024 had been canceled. That matchup was scheduled for Aug. 31, 2024 in Muncie, Ind.
In accordance with a public data request, FBSchedules.com has discovered that Military has additionally canceled its future home-and-home sequence with the Georgia Southern Eagles. The Black Knights had been scheduled to go to Statesboro, Ga., in 2030 earlier than internet hosting the Eagles in West Level in 2031.
That’s 5 video games down, keep tuned for extra.