DALLAS TX - DECEMBER 30: Frank Allen #79 of the Army Black Knights on the field after a 16-14 win against the SMU Mustangs during the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on December 30 2010 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
If you like your Boston College Eagles football games played at noon, you are probably going to be one very happy camper this season. In what will likely be the first of several noon starts, Boston College's fifth game of the season, a
road boat trip to Michie Stadium to play the Army Black Knights, will be a noon start.
On the bright side, the game will be nationally-televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Boston College and Army will kick off its Oct. 6, 2012 game at noon at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., according to an announcement made by the U.S. Military Academy on Thursday.
The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.
The meeting will mark the 37th in the all-time series between the teams. Boston College is 24-12 against the Black Knights and has won five straight meetings, including a 37-17 decision in the last meeting between the teams on Sept. 22, 2007 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
In other scheduling news, the Big Ten recently released its schedule of national prime time games for the 2012 season, and BC's game against Northwestern on September 15 ain't on it. My (purely wild) guess is the Boston College-Northwestern game gets picked up by the BTN and is likely a noon start, Eastern Standard Time (and 11 AM in Evanston).
As they say, the early bird catches the wildcat. Or something like that.