Scheduling and Availability

Friday, September 4, 2009


CBS College Sports is highlighting the flaws of Army's media deal. My guess is that since EMU/Army is not a home game it's not on the CBS package deal. If you're relying on the internet for coverage try ESPN gamecast or ESPN play-by-play. Sorry if I got your hopes up with the links, it's tough to find any kind of coverage of Army football. AM1200 Detroit is EMU's broadcast of the event.

In July, Army inked a deal with CBS College Sports Network that will televise Army home games on their subscription college sports network. This places most Army games out of reach of traditional national coverage, unless you get Direct TV or Dish Network.

Here's the 2009 Army football schedule

9/05 @ Eastern Michigan 7:00 PM
9/12 Duke 12:00 PM *
9/19 Ball State 12:00 PM *
9/26 @ Iowa State TBA
10/03 Tulane 12:00 PM *
10/10 Vanderbilt 12:00 PM *
10/17 @ Temple 1:00 PM
10/23 Rutgers 8:00 PM ESPN2 ,ESPN 360
11/07 @ Air Force 3:30 PM *
11/14 Virginia Military Institute 12:00 PM *
11/21 @ North Texas 4:00 PM
12/12 vs. Navy 2:30 PM CBS

* game televised on CBS College Sports Network

Nationally televised games come against Rutgers (ESPN2) and Navy (CBS).

It's not the best deal, as the noon starts aren't ideal for travel from NYC and Army games, particularly the future games at Yankee Stadium are locked into CBS Sports Network's premium channel.

CBS College Sports Network has over 30 million subscribers and is available in 80 million homes in markets on cable and satellite systems across the country including:

Time Warner
Verizon FIOS
DirecTV (channel 613)
DISH Network (channel 152)

CBS College Sports will also be streaming Army games online, and I'll try to post the best alternatives for viewing live online streams.

For me, that probably means I'll be spending a lot of time in sports bars, or at the very least trying to follow along on radio.

As part of the deal, Army adds Hudson Valley affiliates WALL (1340-AM), Middletown, N.Y. and WEOK (1390-AM), Poughkeepsie, N.Y., as vital components of the Army Sports Network this season. Both Radio Disney affiliates will air the weekly “This Week in Army Football” radio show, which originates from West Point’s Thayer Hotel, throughout the season, as well as the popular “Army Football Tailgate Show.” Both stations, along with West Point affiliate WKDT (89.3-FM), West Point, N.Y., will also carry game calls for Army hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and lacrosse. Cumulus stations will also provide live remote broadcasts from selected Army athletic events throughout the year.

The catch is that those station sites won't necessarily be streaming radio coverage online. You're welcome to try these stations, but there's no promise of Army coverage. is offering live Army sports coverage online at $69.95/year or $9.95/month

Right now the GoArmy schedule lists only 7 football games : E. Michigan, Duke, Ball State, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Rutgers and VMI; so make sure to ask the right questions if you call for a subscription.

Check here before game time tomorrow and I'll post our most reliable options.



As for radio the best option is Sirius Satelite Radio: Channel 091
Online you might try here or here for the game. There are a few other spots that might broadcast the game like here and here.

You can find internet video of the game right here.



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