UConn, Army cancel four future football games, reschedule two other contests

By Kevin Kelley -

The UConn Huskies and Army Black Knights have agreed to cancel four future football games and have rescheduled two other contests, FBSchedules.com has learned.

Army is set to join the American Athletic Conference this summer after competing as a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Independent for the past 19 seasons. That move resulted in Army having to cancel a multitude of future scheduled games.

Under a pair of separate agreements, UConn and Army were contracted to play football games in East Hartford, Conn., on Sept. 7, 2024 and Nov. 10, 2029 and in West Point, N.Y., on Oct. 11, 2025 and Oct. 14, 2028. All four of those contests have been mutually canceled, per a copy of the contract amendment obtained from the University of Connecticut via a state Freedom of Information Act request.

As part of the amendment, Army West Point agreed to pay the University of Connecticut a one-time payment for liquidated damages in the amount of $50,000.

News of the cancellation of the 2024 and 2025 UConn-Army contests was previously known due to other scheduling releases, but not confirmed until now.

In addition to the cancellation of the four games previously mentioned, UConn and Army have also agreed to reschedule their game in East Hartford for the 2027 season. Previously set for October 23, the two schools will now meet on November 20, 2027.

UConn and Army further agree to work in “good faith” to reschedule the football game scheduled for Nov. 26, 2033 in East Hartford “…to a date that is mutually acceptable to both parties.”

With the above changes, UConn and Army now have only two future games scheduled, 2027 and the soon-to-be rescheduled 2033 contest, and both games are scheduled to be played at UConn’s Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

UConn and Army first met on the gridiron in 1979 and the two schools have squared off a total of nine times. Army has defeated UConn in their last two meetings, in 2021 and 2022 in West Point, but the Huskies still lead the overall series 5-4.

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As a Uconn fan (basketball) I think Uconn is going to be forced to join the MAC or American in football only.

American would be first choice.

They now only have a couple months to fill the Army game.

UConn already replaced Army on their 2024 schedule and have 12 contests scheduled. They have 11 games scheduled for 2025 and 2027 and 12 scheduled for 2026. They might lose the UMass games in 2025, 2026, and 2027, but for the next 4 years they are in pretty good shape for a full football schedule.

The American won’t take UConn in football only. They would have to bring basketball with them.

That was made clear when they left.

Yea they declined football only but before they lost all of their good teams. Cincy, UCF, Houston, SMU.

Uconn is still a bigger name than anyone else in the American now. They took Army football only now.

American is now C-USA 2.0.

Mike Aresco considered UConn traitors for defecting to the conference that took the Big East name and the right to hold basketball tournaments at Madison Square Garden away from him. He wouldn’t even let UConn be football only in 2020 when the pandemic wreaked havoc over schedules, forcing UConn to cancel their season.

The MAC is going to have UMass, a natural rival of UConn, so the MAC for football only makes sense for UConn. UMass leaving the A-10 entirely makes some sense given neither the school nor conference are major forces in men’s basketball anymore.

Here is My dream CBS College Football schedule Week 10. CBS Ohio State at Penn State Noon Oregon at Michigan 3:30PM Mountain West TBD 7:30PM CBS Sports Network Mountain West TBD Friday evening Air Force at Army Noon Gerogia State at UConn 3:30PM Middle Tennessee at Texas-El Paso 8:00PM

Now I have My Boise State hosting San Diego State to complete CBS College Football dream tripleheader with 7:30PM Eastern/5:30PM Local kickoff.

Here is My dream CBS College Football schedule Week 10 CBS 11/2 Ohio State at Penn State Noon,Oregon at Michigan 3:30PM & San Diego State at Boise State 7:30PM. CBS Sports Network 11/1 Georgia State at UConn 7:00PM 11/2 Air Force at Army Noon,Buffalo at Akron 3:30PM & Middle Tennessee at UTEP 8:00PM.