Yesterday it was announced that Navy would join the Big East conference as a football only member staring in 2015. Now, Thundering Herd fans might not think that is big news in Huntington but, the Midshipman’s new conference affiliation could effect their home and home football series against Marshall scheduled for 2016 and 2018.
Think about it this way, as a member of the Big East Navy will only need four out of conference games per season. Two of those games will be eaten up by Army and Air Force, no way those schools stop playing each other. You also have to figure that the Naval Academy will be very interested in continuing their long standing rivalry with Notre Dame. Theoretically, with three games already booked for long standing rivalries Navy only needs one unique out of conference game each year, possibly squeezing out Marshall.
Now, I am not saying the series is dead but, it will be something to keep an eye on going forward.
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