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Army And Boston College Agree To Swap Home Football Dates In 2012, 2013

The Army and Boston College football programs have agreed to exchange home dates for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, according to a release on

"The Army Athletic Association and Boston College have announced an agreement to exchange home dates for their scheduled meetings in 2012 and 2013. The Eagles will now visit Michie Stadium on Oct. 6, 2012 with the Black Knights traveling to Chestnut Hill on Oct. 5, 2013."

This scheduling move leaves the Eagles with just six home games in 2012. Boston College will host Notre Dame, Maine, Maryland, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Miami at Alumni Stadium, and will travel to Northwestern, Army, Wake Forest, N.C. State, Florida State and Georgia Tech.

In 2013, the Eagles will gain a seventh home game as they will now host the Black Knights on October 6, 2013. Barring changes to the ACC football schedule to accommodate the additions of Syracuse and Pittsburgh for the 2013 season, BC will host Syracuse, Stony Brook, Wake Forest, N.C. State, Florida State and Georgia Tech at home. The Eagles travel to USC, Maryland, Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech.

The 2014 meeting between the Eagles and Black Knights is scheduled for November 8, 2014 at Yankee Stadium.

While the Eagles lose a home game this season only to gain a seventh in 2013, I would have preferred to see BC play seven home games this coming year instead of in 2013. With Virginia Tech, Florida State, Clemson and Notre Dame all on the 2012 sched, this year's schedule difficult enough as it is. Though Army finished the year just 3-9, the Black Knights did win all three games at Michie Stadium -- 21-14 over Northwestern, 45-6 over Tulane and 55-0 over Fordham. Army's lone home loss in 2011 was a 23-20 loss to San Diego State.