Army sets kickoff times, TV for home football games in 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

The Army Black Knights have announced kickoff times and television coverage for their home football games in 2020, which includes eight contests at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y.

Two Army home football games in 2020 will be televised on the main CBS network. The first is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 when the BYU Cougars visit Michie Stadium. The game will be broadcast by CBS at 3:30pm ET.

Since the SEC is not beginning their 2020 season until Sept. 26, the 3:30pm CBS time slot was available.

Army’s home game against the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, Nov. 7 will also be televised by CBS with kickoff set for 11:30am ET.

Army is currently scheduled to open the 2020 season at home against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 5. The game is set for a 1:30pm ET start and the game will be televised by CBSSN.

The remaining five Army home games in 2020 will each be televised by CBSSN at 1:30pm ET — ULM (Sept. 12), Abilene Christian (Oct. 3), The Citadel (Oct. 10), Mercer (Oct. 24), and Georgia Southern (Nov. 21).

Army is also scheduled to appear on CBSSN at 1:30pm ET when they travel to face the UTSA Roadrunners on Oct. 17. Kickoff time and television coverage for road games at Cincinnati on Sept. 26 and Tulane on Nov. 14 will be announced at a later date.

The 2020 Army-Navy Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:00pm ET.

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Comments (7)

Air Force playing Army on Nov. 7 will be big news in Colorado Springs as the Mountain West pulled the plug on all teams several weeks ago.

Correction: The Mountain West pulled the plug on all Mountain West Conference Games, they do not control the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Air Force is also scheduled to play Navy in Colorado Springs in October. I’d like to see MWC commissioner try to stop the game, but I know that he is not that FOOLISH.

Navy’s coach has already complained that they will banged up when they play Air Force, and how unfair it is, because Air Force will be fresh.

Would love to see AFA and BYU book an in-season home-and-home.

If AFA is allowed to play more games,,this arrangement would seem to suit both schools very well.

Army (and the other service academies) getting some great prime time slots on CBS due to the schedules being rearranged and the SEC not starting til later. These should be some good games on a big stage.

BYU didn’t appear on the main CBS network when it was in the MW. Virtually no MW team has ever appeared on the main CBS network during CBS Sports’ relationship with the conference (except for a few CIC Trophy games for Air Force).

I’ve always thought that CBS Sports should use the CW (50% owned by CBS parent ViacomCBS) as a secondary outlet for over-the-air telecasts produced by the division. For college football, this would entail putting games of Conference USA and the MW on the network, airing as a doubleheader (12 PM for C-USA, 3:30 for the MW) every Saturday. High-profile Army, Navy and UConn home games can be aired on the CW in primetime, which would mark the first time that the CW has aired network programming on Saturday nights (they have never bothered to do so in part because first-run original scripted programming on the other networks now avoids Saturday night due to low ratings, the other networks have used the night for both reruns and live sports in recent years, while CBS airs new episodes of newsmagazine 48 Hours at that time too).