CBS College Sports Honors Service Academies With Doc Screenings Aboard U.S. Intrepid
As part of its "Armed Forces Salute Week," CBS College Sports will unspool a trio of service academy documentaries.
The network, expanding its reach by 17 million homes to 57 million via a freeview with a number of distributors, will premiere Inside Academy Football: Air Force on Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m., before turning to documentaries on Navy and Army on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 in that time, respectively. The shows feature a pair of student-athletes from each academy and explore how their sport intersects with and informs their lives as officers-in-training for the United States military
CBS College will also screen the films at an event tonight aboard the U.S. Intrepid museum, moored in Pier 86 in Manhattan, before representatives of the service academies, other members of the military community and the press.
In Inside Academy Football: Air Force viewers will go along with senior running back Jared Tew, as he takes the flight controls for the first time, and junior defensive back Jon Davis for his first ride in an F-15 fighter jet. The doc provides a look at the Cadets' summer classes, jobs and lives at the academy.
Inside Academy Football: Navy showcases Navy's senior co-captains, quarterback Ricky Dobbs and safety Wyatt Middleton during their last summer before their final football season, and eventual deployment. Coach Ken Niumatalolo brings watchers inside Navy training camp for an in-depth look at everything from the team's conditioning to the end-of-camp talent show.
Inside Academy Football: Army tracks sophomore fullback Jared Hassin as he endures four weeks at Camp Buckner north of West Point, NY, and then travels with junior linebacker Andrew Rodriguez to Vincenza, Italy, where they were stationed on a mission at the U.S. Army Africa base.
CBS College Sports' Armed Forces Salute Week culminates on game day on Oct. 30, when the network kicks off its coverage with the Armed Forces Salute Pre-Game Show at 11 a.m. In addition to previewing the day's action, the show includes Army senior Katie Murphy and Navy senior Matt Molloy, an injured starting offensive tackle on the football team, who will join anchor Adam Zucker and analyst Brian Jones in-studio throughout the day. The show also includes a satellite interview with Lieutenant General David Rodriguez, Commander of the International Security Commissions Force in Afghanistan, who is the father of Army junior linebacker Andrew Rodriguez.
From there, CBS College has scheduled a tripleheader of academy home games in high-definition, starting with Virginia Military Institute visiting Army at noon, Duke at Navy at 3:30 p.m. and Utah visiting Air Force in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.
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