The Washington Times - October 5, 2009, 02:24PM

You’ve got Army. You’ve got Navy. You’ve got Air Force. And they’re all playing, one right after another, in a tripleheader on Saturday on CBS College Sports.

The cable network is taking advantage of this rare scenario to proclaim it “Armed Forces Appreciation Week,” with classic games featuring the service academies and profiles of current and former players.


CBS College will also offer a free preview for all cable and satellite subscribers this week.

The Armed Forces Network will simulcast the games to miltary installations overseas.

The football schedule will be as follows:

Vanderbilt at Army: 12 noon ET

Navy at Rice: 3:30 p.m. ET

TCU at Air Force: 7:30 p.m. ET

Prior to each game, there will be an on-field ceremony with team captains honoring Army football alum Pete Dawkins, Navy football alum Joe Bellino and Air Force footbal alum Chad Hennings with footballs and American flags that originated with troops overseas.

Another intriguing tidbit worth noting is that CBS golf analyst David Feherty will serve as a sideline reporter for the Navy-Rice game. The amusing Scotsman is involved with the Troops First Foundation, and created a charity devoted to soldiers wounded by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s.)