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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, December 22, 2010 – The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl has named General Craig R. McKinley as the honorary team captain for the 2010 postseason college football bowl game. As part of his team captain duties, General McKinley will perform the game’s coin toss prior to the 11 a.m. (CST) kickoff on Thursday, Dec. 30. McKinley will also be responsible for performing the induction ceremony at halftime for recruits present from all five branches of the military.

Dallas challenge awaits Army’s defense

By Jim Benton for

West Point, N.Y., December 22, 2010 - Army's undersized defense faces a challenge almost every game it plays. That will be the case again when Army (6-6) faces SMU (7-6) December 30 in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas. The Black Knights' double eagle flex defense must find a way to contain a typically potent offense installed by SMU coach June Jones. SMU employs a run-and-shoot approach in its offense which favors a wide open passing attack. "Yeah, June loves to sling it," Army coach Rich Ellerson said. "He is very prolific at it, both as a player and as a coach throughout his career. But they do run the ball efficiently and effectively. They are not a one-dimensional outfit."

Returning Home for Army Defender Aaron

By Jim Benton for

West Point, N.Y., December 21, 2010 - Army junior defensive back Aaron Antuan grew up close to the SMU campus.

On December 30, Antuan and the Black Knights will make their first bowl appearance in 14 seasons when Army plays SMU in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at the Mustangs' Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas.

"It's kind of weird," Antuan said. "SMU is like ten minutes away from my house. It's going to be weird having my family in the stands and the coaches from my school will probably be in the stands. After we turned the program around, it would be cool to win a bowl game in front of them."


Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 14, 2010 - The coaches from Army and SMU met here Tuesday for a media gathering as the “official” activities for the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl began later in the afternoon with a kickoff function at the sponsor’s Customer Center at Alliance Airport. Army’s Rich Ellerson and SMU’s June Jones will lead the Black Knights and the Mustangs into the first-ever post-season bowl game between the two schools on Thursday, December 30 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas...

Win-Win-Win Situation for Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

All Three FBS Service Academies Go Bowling in Same Year First Time 
By Bo Carter for

Dallas, Texas, December 7, 2010 - There could not have been two more contrasting styles of coaching philosophy and offensive schemes for the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl when SMU hosts Army in the eighth annual post-season game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.  The December 30 kickoff is set for 11 a.m. (CST) and will be aired national by ESPN TV and Radio.