Membership in a BCS conference usually precludes knowing minor details like late-season kickoff times until the frost is on the pumpkin thanks to TV contracts.
Not so in the land of independents, where Navy now has its entire schedule for 2009 … well, firmly scheduled.
The Midshipmen will visit Pittsburgh on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m., and also play at Rice at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) on Oct. 10.
Thus, everything is wrapped up —- and Navy fans can start making concrete, down-to-the-minute travel plans already.
Too bad the same can’t be said for folks following Maryland beyond the third week of the season.
Navy’s full 2009 schedule:
Sept. 5: at Ohio State, noon (ESPN)
Sept. 12: Louisiana Tech, 3:30 (CBS CS)
Sept. 19: at Pittsburgh, 6
Sept. 26: Western Kentucky, 3:30 (CBS CS)
Oct. 3: Air Force, 3:30 (CBS CS)
Oct. 10: at Rice, 3:30
Oct. 17: at Southern Methodist, 8
Oct. 24: Wake Forest, 3:30 (CBS CS)
Oct. 31: Temple, 3:30 (CBS CS)
Nov. 7: at Notre Dame, 2:30 (NBC)
Nov. 14: Delaware, 3:30 (CBS CS)
Nov. 28: at Hawaii, 11:05
Dec. 12: vs. Army in Philadelphia, 2:30 (CBS)
—- Patrick Stevens