Army/Eastern Michigan Preview

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eastern Michigan game notes are up. link - also available in (pdf)

The Eagles posted their notes as well (pdf)

It's a rare night game for the Black Knights slated for a 7:00PM kickoff.

The game won't have television coverage, which will limit my ability to post a stream of the event. There are pay per view options, however. will have a pay per view live stream available for $5.95.
Alternatively, will have the audio of the game available on ITT KnightVision which goes for $9.95/month or $69.95/year. 

EMU has a live stats page, and there is also ESPN's gametracker for statistical coverage. As always you will find all information for game day media coverage in the Radio tab above, I don't know whether I'll be able to post a stream of the game, but I should have no problem getting a radio broadcast for this one. All that stuff I will find out at about game time, so if you're still searching for a way to catch the game around kickoff, check back here for some options.

As mentioned on this game is EMU's second annual salute to the Armed Forces (pdf)

SPECIAL TICKET DISCOUNT: For the special price of just $3, current and
former members of the military can enjoy the excitement and pageantry of Division I
football as well as purchase additional tickets at the same price for their family and

FOOD AND CAMARADERIE: Before the game, veterans are encouraged to stop
by an exclusive veterans tailgate located on the west lawn of Rynearson Stadium for
food and beverages. Admission to the tailgate is free and begins at 4 p.m. Food is
available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Family and friends are encouraged to
attend as well.
That's a great promotion with what could be the lowest ticket price this year for a Division 1A college football game. I hope some veterans and their families can make the trip and attend and maybe give Army a bit of a boost on the road. With a promotion like that you can see why Army has built such a good relationship with Eastern Michigan in recent years. Class move by the Eagles.

Sal writes that sentiment is growing for the new uniforms. The jerseys may be lighter, they may have a new look, but they just look skin tight. I don't know how comfortable they are to wear, but if it gives our guys an edge... I'll take it.  To be honest the more I see of the new kit, the more I like it.

The new Nike enforcer uniforms, which were tried out by players in the 2008 Army-Navy game, are tighter than Army's previous jerseys. That's perfect for nose guard Mike Gann.
"That's less fabric for the offensive linemen to grab," Gann said. "They may not be as flattering on the D-line, but they look sharp."

Also, Sal's practice blog from yesterday is up, it's a nice peek into a physical practice, but it's mum on the condition of Andrew Rodriguez.

Not much longer until kickoff...



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