March 24, 2011
Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk has released today the projected football schedule for 2012 and 2013.
"There are a number of factors that can effect future football scheduling," said Gladchuk. "Releasing opponents and dates well into the future brings the very real possibility that changes may be made due to unforeseen circumstances. With that being said, our fans can begin making plans for 2012 and 2013 with the understanding we will make every effort to keep the schedule in tact and avoid any substantial deviations from where we are today. Any changes made will be shared with the Navy football family immediately."
Navy will open up the 2012 campaign on Sept. 1 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. For complete information on this historic game including tour packages and game tickets, visit www.EmeraldIsleClassic.com.
The Mids will get a week off after returning from Dublin before traveling to State College, Pa. to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sept. 15. It will be Navy's first game against Penn State since 1974 when the Mids upset the Nittany Lions, 7-6.
The Mids will take on VMI in the home opener on Sept. 22 and will play host to San Jose State on Sept. 29. Navy travels to Air Force on Oct. 6 and Central Michigan on October 13 before returning home to play Indiana on Homecoming on Oct. 20.
The Mids visit East Carolina on Oct. 28, will play host to Florida Atlantic on Nov. 3, will play at Troy on Nov. 10 and will play host to Texas State on Nov. 17 in the home finale.
The annual Army-Navy game Presented by USAA will take place on Dec. 8 in Philadelphia and if the Mids win at least six games, they will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.
The Mids will open up the 2013 campaign on Sept. 7 in Bloomington against the Indiana Hoosiers. Delaware will visit Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Sept. 14 for the home opener. After a week off, the Mids will play at Western Kentucky on Sept. 28 and will then play host to Air Force on Oct. 5.
Navy will play back-to-back road games against Duke (Oct. 12) and Toledo (Oct. 19) before returning home to play host to Pitt on Homecoming on Oct. 26. The Mids will then travel to South Bend on Nov. 2 to take on the Irish.
Hawai'i will travel across the country to take on the Midshipmen on Nov. 9, while South Alabama will visit on Nov. 16 in the home finale. The Mids will play at San Jose State on Nov. 23 before playing the Army-Navy game Presented by USAA on Dec. 14 in Philadelphia. If the Midshipmen win at least six games, they will play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.
2012 Navy Football Schedule (subject to change)
Date Opponent Location
Sept. 1 vs. Notre Dame Dublin, Ireland
Sept. 15 at Penn State State College, Pa.
Sept. 22 VMI Annapolis, Md.
Sept. 29 San Jose State Annapolis, Md.
Oct. 6 at Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo.
Oct. 13 at Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Oct. 20 Indiana (HC) Annapolis, Md.
Oct. 27 at East Carolina Greenville, N.C.
Nov. 3 Florida Atlantic Annapolis, Md.
Nov. 10 at Troy Troy, Ala.
Nov. 17 Texas State Annapolis, Md.
Dec. 8 vs. Army Philadelphia, Pa.
2013 Navy Football Schedule (subject to change)
Date Opponent Location
Sept. 7 at Indiana Bloomington, Ind.
Sept. 14 Delaware Annapolis, Md.
Sept. 28 at Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky.
Oct. 5 Air Force Annapolis, Md.
Oct. 12 at Duke Durham, N.C.
Oct. 19 at Toledo Toledo, Ohio
Oct. 26 Pittsburgh (HC) Annapolis, Md.
Nov. 2 at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind.
Nov. 9 Hawai'i Annapolis, Md.
Nov. 16 South Alabama Annapolis, Md.
Nov. 23 at San Jose State San Jose, Calif.
Dec. 14 vs. Army Philadelphia, Pa.