UConn, Army to Play in 2014, 2015

On Monday, the The Times Record-Herald reported that Army would play five football games in Yankee Stadium, including a 2014 matchup with the Huskies.

By Monday evening, UConn had confirmed the matchup to the Hartford Courant, as well as a 2015 game with Army at Rentschler Field.

As we wrote previously, 2014 Army game fills out UConn's non-conference schedule; the Huskies will host BYU on Aug. 28, 2014, Stony Brook on Sept. 6 and Boise St. on Sept. 13 before facing Army on Nov. 8. The 2015 meeting will be on Sept. 12.

Future non-conference games, via the Connecticut News:

2015 -- Villanova (Sept. 5), Army (Sept. 12), Tennessee (Sept. 26) at BYU (October 31)
2016 -- at Tennessee (Sept. 3), Virginia (Sept. 17)
2017 -- at Virginia (Sept. 16)
2018 -- at Boise State (Sept. 8)

"Our goal is to play people that we look like, that have a similar-type mission that we do," Army athletic director Boo Corrigan told the Record-Herald. "As you look at that, be it Rice, be it Tulane, be it Duke, be it Wake Forest, playing some of our more traditional rivals with a Colgate or an Ivy or other Patriot League teams mixed in there, it's going very well. We are excited about that. …

"As you look who it is and who West Point is, people want to play us," Corrigan said. "There's no shortage of those teams that I mentioned or bigger schools that want to play West Point. We help fill stadiums. We have a role in college football and a place in college football."

Army and UConn last met in 2006 with the Huskies winning, 21-7.

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