Navy’s 2015 season opening football game against Colgate at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 5 will kick at 12 noon and will be televised live by CBS Sports Network.
Navy returns 11 starters (four on offense, six on defense and one specialist) and 46 lettermen (23 on offense, 21 on defense and two specialist) off last year’s team that went 8-5, beat Army for a record 13th-consecutive year and won a bowl game in consecutive years for just the second time in school history.
Navy returns record-setting quarterback and co-captain Keenan Reynolds, who enters his senior campaign with 64 career rushing touchdowns which is tied with Anthony Thompson (Indiana, 1986-89) and Cedric Benson (Texas, 2001-04) for the fourth most in NCAA history. The NCAA record is 77 set by Montee Ball (Wisconsin, 2009-12).
Navy joins the American Athletic Conference in 2015 after playing as an Independent for the previous 134 seasons.
Navy will be part of the West Division, along with Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa. The East Division will have UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, USF and Temple.
In 2015, Navy will play East Carolina, USF, SMU and Tulane at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and will travel to Connecticut, Houston, Memphis and Tulsa.
The complete schedule is expected to be released by the American Athletic Conference in the next couple of weeks. Game times for the Oct. 3 home game against Air Force, the Oct. 10 game at Notre Dame, the Oct. 24 Homecoming game in Annapolis and the Dec. 12 Army-Navy game presented by USAA will be announced at a later date.
Season tickets for the six regular-season games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, as well as tickets for the Army-Navy game will go on sale March 1 at navysports.com or by calling 1-800-US4-Navy.