Browsing: Army-Navy game

Your Tuesday morning reading list, in three parts, as we come closer to kickoff: 1. Navy in the news. A big week for the Mids continues as the team prepares to fly to Ireland tomorrow. The season-opening Dublin tilt against Notre Dame has drawn extensive media coverage. Among the highlights: The Washington Times looks at Navy starting quarterback Trey Miller’s growth into a leadership role; CBSSports.com examines the Notre Dame running back situation after Cierre Wood’s suspension; and The Associated Press offers its preview — get that, and all your Navy news, here. 2. Navy on the tube. CBS will…

Sunday’s post from the sidelines of a close Army-Navy game may have had history on its side, but it lacked a bit in drama. And color. And focus. And … well, it was 1911 — sports photography has improved a bit over the past 100 years. Case in point, two shots from Military Times staff photographer Mike Morones from the sidelines of the 2011 Army-Navy game: The 27-21 Navy win marked the 10th straight for Annapolis. Senior fullback Alexander Teich (the jumper in the top pic) had 93 yards on 18 carries in his last collegiate game. The contest was…

There are spirit pictures, and then there’s this: About the picture: The submarine/banner holder in question is the ballistic-missile boat Henry Clay, just before it was launched from Newport News, Va., in November 1962. The sub, named for a three-time presidential candidate whose pre-Civil War government service spanned more than half a century, was commissioned in February 1964 and served for nearly 35 years. About the game: President Kennedy watched the Midshipmen make the sub builders proud, cruising to a 34-14 victory at Philadelphia’s Municipal Stadium on Dec. 1, 1962. Two years later, Navy would fall to Army 11-8 in…

Granted, it’s not the best action shot, but we’ve given you plenty of those (and more to come). Still, it’s a piece of history — a sideline view of the 1911 Army-Navy game at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field. Army and Navy both entered the season finale undefeated. The Mids had five wins against three ties and had allowed 11 points all year, with 0-0 draws against Princeton, Western Reserve and Penn State. The Cadets entered the game at 6-0-1 and pitched five shutouts. Navy had won the season-ending clash the year before in a typical-for-the-time defensive struggle, as Jack Dalton kicked…

Before the big reveal, two quick notes: 1. Betting on sports is illegal in most states. In the one state where single-game sports wagering is legal, many of the places that accept such wagers are very large and very shiny — that is not because they make a habit of losing. In fact, removing money from these locations often requires multiple movie stars. So when somebody says a point spread is “for entertainment purposes only,” it’s best to play along. 2. Legalities aside, compulsive gambling is a serious problem that can ruin your bank balance, affect your security clearance and…

A few academy-sports quick hits for a Wednesday afternoon: Army-Navy kickoff set. The Black Knights and Midshipmen will kick off at 3 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 8 at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, according to a CBS news release. Times for the other Navy games on that release aren’t typos — the Mids will play Notre Dame at 9 a.m. Eastern on Sept. 1 in Dublin, and they will face the Air Force Falcons at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Oct. 6 in Colorado Springs, Colo. — that’s a 9:30 a.m. local start. Hat tip on the Army-Navy news to the Times…

Not the hardest of hardcore sports fans? Saw the Orange Bowl score cross the bottom of the screen this morning and wondered out loud, “Say, Clemson’s 3-point shooters must be terrible”? Don’t want to be caught off-guard in the new year? Here are five important military sports dates to circle on your brand-new desk calendar. 1. Jan. 14, rivalry renewal: The first Army-Navy game of the new year takes place on the hardwood,  with the women’s hoops teams squaring off at noon in Annapolis, followed by the men’s teams at 2:30 p.m. (both games on CBS Sports Network). Patriot League…

The bad news: The video above is the last in a series of CBS Sports-produced “webisodes” on the Army-Navy football rivalry. Highlights include fired-up Navy senior fullback Alexander Teich giving a top-of-his-lungs pregame talk and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert using some of that salty language the fleet’s made famous (Actual quote: “We want to kick Army’s butt in this game.”) The good news: If you’re tired of three-minute masterpieces, the feature-length “A Game of Honor” is right around the corner. Showtime will air the documentary (CBS has been calling it a “docu-drama”) Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern (9…

Yes, the Army-Navy game was a classic, with the outcome in doubt well into the fourth quarter. Navy’s win streak continued, a new stadium was welcomed into the rivalry, and the end zones were left intact for Sunday’s Redskins-Patriots NFL game as part of the Redskins’ military appreciation week, which they apparently forgot to tell anyone about. Instead of looking back, let’s look forward: In nine months, the Midshipmen will be back in the national spotlight, taking on Notre Dame. It’s another storied rivalry, but with a twist: The Irish fans in the stands will be Irish. On Sept. 1,…

For those who thought they might have gotten into FedEx Field too late and missed the Army Golden Knights and Navy Leap Frogs parachute teams deliver the game ball, you can’t blame the long security lines for that too. High winds forced both parachute teams to stay in the plane forcing some ball boy to have to walk the game ball out to midfield instead. A real letdown for all involved, even probably said ball boy. But, hey, at least we get to check out these shots taken by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Meagan E. Klein and Mass Communication…

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