The summer news slowdown is most definitely on right now. Having said that there is usually something coming out of the athletic department and today it is the news that the Navy schedule for 2016 is almost fully complete.
Yes, the teams Navy are playing at the dates they are competing on have been known for a while, but what good is knowing the opponent and the date if you don’t know the game time and the TV listings. As of today 11 of the 12 Navy games are officially listed with the appropriate network and kickoff time:
2016 NAVY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 3, vs. Fordham (CBSSN), noon
Sept. 10, vs. UConn (CBSSN), 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 17, at Tulane (ESPN3), 7 p.m.
Oct. 1, at Air Force (CBSSN), 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 8, vs. Houston (CBSSN), 3 p.m.
Oct. 13, at East Carolina (ESPN), 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 22, vs. Memphis (CBSSN), 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 28, at South Florida (ESPN2), 7 p.m.
Nov. 5, Notre Dame (CBS), 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 12, vs. Tulsa (CBSSN), noon
Nov. 26, at SMU (TBA), TBA
Dec. 3, AAC Championship, noon
Dec. 10, vs. Army at Baltimore (CBS), 3 p.m.
As you can see from this list the Mids games bounce around the networks this fall. Navy has six games on CBS Sports Net, two on CBS and one each on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3. This is actually a pretty good TV lineup as it means on the Mids September 17 date with Tulane (ESPN 3) is going to be difficult to find if you don’t have easy streaming capabilities.
It is also worth noting that the only Mids game to date not attached to a channel is the contest with SMU on November 26. There is a school of thought that SMU will be far better than expected this year and if that is the case then this game might also find its way onto one of a channels primary networks. Expect the game time/TV to be announced roughly two weeks before the game.