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Parents’ Weekend game at Air Force isn’t going anywhere

Published: August 31, 2011, 4:11 pm, by admin

When the subject of football scheduling comes up, anyone who knows Air Force understands the Army and Navy games are permanent on the nonconference schedule. What people usually don’t include is the annual Parents’ Weekend game at Falcon Stadium against a Football Championship Subdivision team. That’s here to stay too, as long as Troy Calhoun is the coach.

The Falcons’ template with four open nonconference dates has been to schedule Army, Navy, a FCS team and a big-name opponent on the road for exposure and money. The road game against a known opponent would be the first to go, if Air Force ever had just three nonconference dates.

“Parents’ Weekend at the academy is a very special time, especially for the freshmen,” Calhoun said. “I look back over time, and years that we didn’t play a home game on Parents’ Weekend, I think we missed something there. I think it’s neat, in terms of the spirit that is involved on these weekends.”