Army to host UAB, East Carolina Rice, UTSA in inaugural American Athletic football season

The American Athletic Conference released its football opponents schedule for 2024, and Army will host Alabama Birmingham, East Carolina, Rice and Texas San Antonio.

The Black Knights will travel to Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Temple and Tulsa.

The dates for the entire AAC schedule will be released in February, largely dependent on consultation with the TV networks: CBS Sports Network still has the rights to Army’s home games and ESPN has the rights to AAC home games.

From 2015, outgoing American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco addressed the press on Media Day. AP

The 2024 schedule will also include non-conference games with Air Force (usually the first Saturday in November but now subject to change) and Navy in FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 14.

That leaves two non-conference games still to be scheduled. The projected non-league slate (per the website FBS schedules) – prior to Army’s addition to the AAC – had Aug. 31 vs. Lehigh; Sept. 7 at Connecticut; Sept. 21 vs. Syracuse; Sept. 28 vs. Dartmouth; Oct. 19 at Nevada Las Vegas; Nov. 9 at Massachusetts and Nov. 16 vs. Wake Forest. Contracts with numerous schools will have to be reworked.

The AAC’s athletic directors approved the schedule model this week. The league will operate with 14 teams (for the second time) in 2024. The AAC schools that will not face Army in 2024 will be Charlotte, Memphis, South Florida and Tulane – though Navy is an AAC member, that annual matchup has been deemed a non-league contest because it occurs after the regular-season concludes.

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Opponent notes for 2024

Home games 

UAB – Army has never beaten the Blazers in five meetings, the last in 2004.

East Carolina – Army has never beaten the Pirates in eight meetings, the last in 2004

Rice – The Owls have split…


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