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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Independents


In addition to the 11 BCS conferences in the Football Bowl Subdivision, there are four Independents -- Army, BYU, Navy and Notre Dame.

Click on the school's name to be redirected to its official athletic website:

Army
The Black Knights have staged their games at West Point's Michie Stadium above the banks of New York's Hudson River since in 1924. Blaik Field at Michie Stadium was dedicated in 1999, to Earl "Red" Blaik, who coached Army to its three national championships (1944, 1945, 1946).

Brigham Young
Brigham Young's football venue in Provo, Utah, opened in 1964 as Cougar Stadium, replacing a much smaller 5,000-seat stadium of the same name. It was renamed for legendary coach LaVell Edwards after he retired in 2000.

Navy
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium debuted to the Midshipmen in 1959, replacing Thompson Field, which opened in 1912. The gridiron is named Jack Stephens Field for Jackson T. Stephens (class of 1947), whose generosity helped renovations at the Annapolis, Md., stadium and other Naval Academy projects.

Notre Dame
Notre Dame Stadium, with its characteristic leather-colored brick in South Bend, Ind., opened in 1930, replacing Cartier Field, which is still used as one of the Fighting Irish's practice fields.