Author Meghann Myers

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert has a game-day message. (Meghann Myers / Staff) Your spirit spot made quite a splash this year. Whose idea was that? Well, my public affairs officer, [Capt.] Danny Hernandez, thought, “Hey, maybe we could do this.” The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy happens to be Mike. I thought it was a cute video, and Geico thought it was OK, so we did it. Really, kudos go out to Chief Julianne Metzger and Chief Peter Lawler — they were the videographers. They took all of that and made that a 35-second…

When the Midshipmen take the field for the 2013 Army-Navy football game, their uniforms will showcase a history as storied as the Annapolis-West Point rivalry itself. The Nike Pro Combat uniform starts with a burlap-patterned base layer emblazoned with “Don’t Give Up the Ship.” The saying was the last command of Capt. James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake, who died of wounds from small arms fire during the War of 1812. Unfortunately, Chesapeake ended up falling to the British. But not long after Lawrence’s death, Commodore Oliver Perry would fly a flag reading “Don’t give up the ship.” This…

The Naval Academy will host an all-day SportsCenter extravaganza Friday in honor of the show’s annual Veterans Day tribute, ahead of Saturday’s home game against Hawaii. Starting at 9 a.m. Eastern, tune in to ESPN for interviews with Commandant of Midshipmen Capt.  Bill Byrne, Superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller, Navy football head coach Ken Niumatalolo and assorted midshipmen throughout the day, live from the T-Court on campus. Cameras will also catch mids at noon meal formation, and later on, ESPN will air pre-taped interviews from mids in a segment called “Why I’m Here.” According to the Navy football website, ESPN might…

A hockey team made up of veterans, reserve  and active-duty sailors and Marines is taking on a San Diego law enforcement team for charity this weekend. The military Patriots will play the law enforcement Spartans Oct. 19 at the San Diego Ice Arena, with all proceeds from the $10 tickets going to the San Diego Police Officers Association Widows and Orphans fund. A wounded warrior will drop the puck following a pre-game moment of silence and bagpipe performance from the San Diego Police Department. For more information about the event, check out the Patriots on Facebook. Email HM2 (FMF)…

After the Naval Academy rescheduled a soccer game this week and the Air Force Academy announced it wouldn’t travel to Annapolis for this weekend’s big Navy-Air Force football game, it looked like the government shutdown had completely cast its shadow over service academy athletics. However, the Naval Academy announced late Wednesday that the game against Air Force and would go on. At the time, it was the only athletic contest that remained on Navy’s shutdown-shortened schedule, but the school announced Friday that some games were back on the docket. Even the women’s soccer game at American University, which had been…

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