Armed Forces Bowl gets new date

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will be played Friday, Jan. 2, officials announced Thursday. This will be the first time the game has been held in January.

The 12th edition of the Armed Forces Bowl will kick off at 11 a.m. from Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of TCU and will be aired by ESPN.

This year’s game is slated to feature a team from the American Athletic Conference against the U.S. Military Academy (Army), pending bowl eligibility. The annual game, played in honor of the U.S. armed forces, is the only collegiate football bowl game that has hosted all three U.S. Military Academy football teams. The U.S. Military Academy (2010), the U.S. Air Force Academy (2007-2009, 2012) and the U.S. Naval Academy (2013) have all previously played in the game.