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Around the Base: Army, Navy and Air Force links — 9/15/20

Army football lost a game on its schedule while Navy and Air Force gained one — with each other

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NCAA Football: Brigham Young at Navy Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

In big service academy athletics updates this week, Air Force has added Navy to its football schedule for the fall season and the pair will meet Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. EST in Colorado Spring. It will be the Falcons’ solo home game of the season. Back towards the Hudson, this week’s Army game against BYU has been postponed due to a number of players testing positive for COVID-19.

Here are a few more links and news updates from Around the Base:


Army notes...

  • Army linebacker Wilson Catoe on the fake punt decision against ULM: “It was a very nerve-racking moment. I knew I just had to keep the fundamentals — the last thing I wanted to do was drop the ball. Once I had it in my hands, I just wanted to reach the first down and the rest played out in our favor.”
  • Former Army men’s lacrosse defenseman Tom Rigney makes his Major League Lacrosse debut this weekend with the Denver Outlaws.


Navy notes...

  • New Orleans is bracing for Hurricane Sally, but as it stands, the Navy-Tulane match-up is still on as scheduled. Tulane’s AD Troy Dannen spoke to Larry Holder at The Athletic about preparing the team days ahead: “We’re trying to do all we can to make sure the game gets played. With COVID, if you have an open weekend to get the game played, there’s no certainty beyond tomorrow.”
  • Navy’s Rifle team announced its 2020-21 season with the first match against VMI on Sept. 26. Due to COVID-19, fans won’t be allowed to attend the Mids’ home matches.

Air Force