NEW YORK (AP) — The Army football team will play Rutgers, Air Force and Boston College at Yankee Stadium in addition to the Black Knights’ matchup there against Notre Dame.

Army announced the three games Wednesday, two days after it said it would face the Fighting Irish at the new ballpark on Nov. 20, 2010. The Black Knights will take on Rutgers on Nov. 12, 2011; Air Force on Nov. 3, 2012; and Boston College on Nov. 8, 2014.

Pairing with the storied venue will bring national exposure to a proud program that has struggled on the field in recent years. The Black Knights played at the old Yankee Stadium 38 times from 1925-69, but the ballpark hadn’t hosted college football since 1987.

“If you’re a young man thinking about the service academies, this is part of the equation,” Army coach Rich Ellerson said.

Notre Dame will be the home team for its game, and Army will be the home team for the other three games. Army is working out details to add a 2013 game, as well.

The Black Knights’ opponents are hardly complaining about the change in venue. Air Force athletic director Hans Mueh flew in for Wednesday’s news conference at the ballpark.

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano succinctly explained the benefits for his school: “Two words — Ray Rice.” The former Scarlet Knights star running back, who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens, hails from New Rochelle, N.Y., about 15 miles from the stadium.

“It sends a good message in a state where we’ve had a lot of success recruiting,” Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti said.

Army also announced a new television deal with CBS College Sports Network for 2010-14. The contract will allow the Black Knights to play all their home games on Saturday afternoons.

Army athletic director Kevin Anderson wanted to avoid weeknight games, which have become more common in college football because of TV.

CBS College Sports Network now has the rights to games for all three service academies.

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