Tracking Army’s future football game cancellations

By Kevin Kelley -

The Army Black Knights are set to join the American Athletic Conference beginning with the 2024 season, which marks the end of their 19-season run as an FBS Independent.

Army will officially become a member of The American on July 1, 2024. Since the Navy Midshipmen are in the same conference, it was agreed that the Army-Navy Game will continue to be played annually during the second weekend of December, but it will be a non-conference contest for both schools.

Should Army and Navy both finish at the top of The American standings, they would play in consecutive weeks in the American Football Championship and then again in the Army-Navy Game.

The Black Knights will also continue to play the Air Force Falcons annually in the non-conference, which preserves the battle for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy between the three service academies.

As a result of Army’s move into The American, the Black Knights have to cancel the majority of their future football contests. With an eight-game conference schedule and annual games against Air Force and Navy, Army will have only two non-conference opponents to schedule each season.

Below we will track which future non-conference games Army cancels. Note that some of these games could be rescheduled in the future.

Army Canceled Football Game Tracker

Previously announced cancellations

Ball State Cardinals

  • at Ball State – Aug. 31, 2024

Buffalo Bulls

  • vs. Buffalo – Sept. 12, 2026
  • at Buffalo – Sept. 12, 2027
  • at Buffalo – Sept. 10, 2033
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Dartmouth Big Green

  • vs. Dartmouth – Sept. 28, 2024

Georgia Southern Eagles

  • at Georgia Southern – Oct. 5, 2030
  • vs. Georgia Southern – Nov. 8, 2031

Liberty Flames

  • at Liberty – Sept. 20, 2025
  • vs. Liberty – Nov. 28, 2026

Syracuse Orange

  • vs. Syracuse – Sept. 21, 2024

UMass Minutemen

  • at UMass – Nov. 9, 2024

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

  • vs. Wake Forest – Nov. 16, 2024
  • at Wake Forest – Nov. 15, 2025

Updates to Army’s future cancellations will be added below as they are announced.

Jan. 23, 2024

UNLV Rebels

  • at UNLV – Oct. 19, 2024
  • vs. UNLV – Oct. 7, 2028

Feb. 29, 2024

UConn Huskies

  • at UConn – Sept. 7, 2024
  • vs. UConn – Oct. 11, 2025
  • vs. UConn – Oct. 14, 2028
  • at UConn – Nov. 10, 2029

May 13, 2024

UMass Minutemen

  • vs. UMass – Nov. 22, 2025
  • at UMass – Nov. 21, 2026
  • vs. UMass – Nov. 27, 2027
  • at UMass – Nov. 18, 2028

May 14, 2024

Troy Trojans

  • vs. Troy – Oct. 19, 2030
  • at Troy – Nov. 22, 2031
  • vs. Troy – Oct. 23, 2032

South Alabama Jaguars

  • vs. South Alabama – Sept. 7, 2030
  • at South Alabama – Sept 20, 2031

May 17, 2024

Old Dominion Monarchs

  • vs. ODU – Sept. 8, 2029
  • at ODU – Sept. 3, 2033

June 5, 2024

  • vs. Lafayette – Oct. 18, 2025

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Comments (5)

It seems like Army-Marist is still on for 2025. Extremely rare matchup. Pioneer Leage teams rarely play FBS opponents due to scholarship limitations in that league akin to Ivy League.

I think the Army Navy game won’t be as exciting now that they will meet twice every season.every year. I think the chances of both teams making a bowl game may increase as a result.

I’ll be honest I’m not sure how much I’ll like Army being a part of an actual conference. Since I’ve been watching college football, Army has always been independent, matching up with all different types of schools from Oklahoma to Abilene Christian (I remember the year they nearly beat Oklahoma), and now that they’re in a conference we’re gonna see a LOT less of those types of games for Army. The competition has just gotten a lot harder, but I believe that they’ll absolutely step up to the challenges that are presented to them.

It looked like with pretty much every other team in a conference, that finding games was getting tough for Army. Especially home games. That’s probably why they have played 2 FCS schools in recent seasons. They had to join a conference.