Army-Navy Game presented by USAA

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100 Days

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Today is Thursday, September 4 and that means we are only 100 days away from the 2014 Army Navy Game presented by USAA at M&T Bank Stadium!

Last weekend Navy held its own against the nationally-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in their brand new white uniforms. The Buckeyes came out with the victory, but the Midshipmen played a competitive, physical game that gave them a 7-6 lead at half. This Saturday Navy travels to Philadelphia to face Temple at 1 p.m.

Army had a bye-week for opening weekend and kicks off its season at home on Saturday against the Buffalo Bulls at 12:00 p.m. This will be the Black Knights’ first test under first-year head coach Jeff Monken.

Even though both teams have many opponents before one another (10 for Navy, 11 for Army to be exact) the two teams are constantly looking forward to the 13th of December just like the rest of the nation. This will be the 115th meeting between the two prestigious academies with Navy boasting a 58-49-7 advantage over Army. Could this be the year the Black Knights make their comeback? Or, will the Midshipmen come out with the victory? I guess we have to wait just 100 more days to find out…until then keep showing off your Army or Navy pride!

For more information (and the official countdown) please head to armynavygame.com 

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#ArmyNavy

Hello Army-Navy loyals!

My name is Ally Keirn and I am thrilled to announce that I am the new Army-Navy social media coordinator.

My passion for social media started when a teammate forced me to sign up for a Twitter account my junior year of college. Little did I know that it would pave the way for my future endeavors and aspirations. Ever since then I realized how powerful virtual social interactions were and tried to implement social media with everything I did. During our spring break lacrosse trip my senior year, Instagram extended its membership to Android users…best day ever! I got my first taste of how impactful pictures could be with five likes on my very first post of my dinner.

Since the early days of posting whatever was on my mind or in my sights, I have shaped the way I use social media, especially in regards to sports.

It is important to utilize social media in sports because it allows us to humanize professional, amateur, student and even cadet-athletes with behind the scenes insight into their athletic and personal lives. When fans refer to their favorite teams or players it’s never “they won today” it is always “we won today” and social media empowers us all to do so.

I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the history and traditions of the Army and Navy rivalry. I am looking forward to fueling your Army-Navy passion through social media in a handful of new ways for the 2014-15 season!

-AK

Be sure to follow the action and join the conversation throughout the year on:

Facebook

Twitter 

Instagram

Pinterest

YouTube

Exposure

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Army-Navy Easter Egg/Basket Challenge Starts This Weekend

Starting this Easter weekend, Black Knights and Midshipmen fans can display their team pride through Army and Navy-themed Easter eggs and baskets. The contest will run from Monday, April 21, to noon on Wednesday, April 23.

Photos of the eggs and baskets must be emailed to ArmyNavyFootballGame@gmail.com by Monday at 11 a.m. to be entered into the contest. The winners for Army and Navy will be determined by the most “liked” and “shared” photos in the Easter album on the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA Facebook page.

There will be four winners total: one each from Army and Navy for the eggs and one from both for the baskets. The winners from Army and Navy will have their choice of a hat or t-shirt from their favorite team.

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Army-Navy Star Game Series Comes Down To Baseball

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If fans were not sure of the competitiveness of the Army-Navy rivalry, look no further than the 2013-2014 star match series where the Black Knights and Midshipmen are tied at 11 victories apiece heading into the final star match – baseball at the Naval Academy on April 26.

After winning the wrestling star match on Feb. 21, Navy held a 10-7 lead over Army, but since that time, the Black Knights have won four of the last five events, including men’s and women’s tennis, women’s outdoor track and field, and men’s lacrosse.

As for who will be victorious on April 26, it’s anybody’s guess. While Army is the favorite with a 22-12 overall record, Navy at 18-21 will not let an upset opportunity and star match series victory slip away.

The Black Knights lead the overall 2013-2014 Army-Navy series 13-12 with four baseball games left to go. While Army and Navy may play multiple times in one sport, only one is designated as the star game. The winners of each star game receive a star, which can be affixed to their varsity jacket.

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Greatest Army-Navy Game Player Tournament Begins Thursday

The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA is widely recognized as America’s greatest sports rivalry and now fans of the Black Knights and Midshipmen will have the chance to vote for the best player in the series’ 115 game history.

The first round of the Greatest Army-Navy Game Player Tournament will take place Thursday, March 20. Votes will be counted through comments from the Army-Navy Game Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Matchups will be posted at 11 a.m. on the dates listed below and from March 22 on will last 48 hours before a winner for each one is announced. The tournaments will conclude when the greatest Army-Navy Game player is announced on April 7th!

Greatest Army-Navy Game Player Bracket
March 20 - March 21: 64 to 48 (16 matchups)
March 22 - March 24: 48 to 32 (16 matchups)
March 25 - March 27: 32 to 16 (16 matchups) 
March 28 - March 30: 16 to 8 (8 matchups)
April 1 - April 3: 8 to 4 (4 matchups)
April 3 - April 5: 4 to 2 (2 matchups)
April 5 - April 7: Voting begins on final matchup
April 7: Greatest Player revealed!

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Army-Navy Fans To Determine Greatest Player In Series History

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The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA is widely recognized as America’s greatest sports rivalry and with March Madness approaching, fans of the Black Knights and Midshipmen will have the chance to vote for the best player in the series’ 115 game history.

Brackets for the Greatest Army-Navy Game Player tournament will be revealed Sunday at 7 p.m. on the Army-Navy Game Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. The first round of the Greatest Army-Navy Game Player tournament will take place Thursday, March 20. Votes will be counted through comments from the Army-Navy Game Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Matchups will be posted at 11 a.m. on the dates listed below and last 48 hours (starting on March 22) before a winner for each one is announced. The tournaments will conclude when the greatest Army-Navy Game Player is announced on April 7th!

Greatest Army-Navy Game Player Bracket
March 20 - March 21: 64 to 48 (16 matchups)
March 22 - March 24: 48 to 32 (16 matchups)
March 25 - March 27: 32 to 16 (16 matchups) 
March 28 - March 30: 16 to 8 (8 matchups)
April 1 - April 3: 8 to 4 (4 matchups)
April 3 - April 5: 4 to 2 (2 matchups)
April 5 - April 7: Voting begins on final matchup
April 7: Greatest Army-Navy Game player revealed!

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Submit Your Patriotic Tattoos For Army-Navy Tattoo Tuesday

Unlike any other sports rivalry, the Army-Navy Game fanbase includes men and women stationed around the world serving in the United States military and veterans who have completed their duty and are back home. With many of them sporting patriotic tattoos, including ones showing Army or Navy pride, the Army-Navy social media team is asking for a picture of the ink on Tattoo Tuesday.

Send a picture of your tattoo to ArmyNavyFootballGame@gmail.com and it will be featured on the Army-Navy Game Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages. Those who send photos that are graduates of a service academy are asked to list their name, rank, and where and when they served along with their year of graduation. Non-veterans are encouraged to send in their patriotic tattoos as well.

Army Navy Social Media
Hash tag: #ArmyNavy
Twitter: @Army_Navy_Game
Facebook: ArmyNavyFootballGame
Tumblr: ArmyNavyGame
Instagram: ArmyNavyGame
Pinterest: ArmyNavyFB
YouTube: ArmyNavyFootballGame

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Army-Navy Snowman Contest To Showcase Rivalry In Winter

BALTIMORE – While many of us are ready for spring and the football practices that come with it, another snowstorm is on its way. With spring 35 days away, Army and Navy fans will have the chance to show off their team pride in a snowman contest, this Thursday, Feb. 13.

Once the snow hits, grab the family and build an Army or Navy themed snowman. Snap a photo and email it to ArmyNavyFootballGame@gmail.com. An album will be created on the Army-Navy Game Facebook page in which a winner from each side of the rivalry will be selected through most “Likes” and “Shares” in addition to Instagram “Likes.” The contest will run until Sunday at 5 p.m. and the winners will be announced on Monday.

The two winners of the contest will receive a poster featuring the five Army and Navy Heisman Trophy winners.

Have fun, be creative, and may the best snowmen win!

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Army-Navy Star Games Tied With Several Competitions Left

With a little break before the next Army-Navy competition on Feb. 1, the two service academies are tied when it comes to 2013-2014 Star Games.

Army stormed off to an early 3-0 lead in star game victories with wins in men’s golf (7.5 – 3.5) from Sept. 28-29, volleyball (3-0) on Oct. 12 and men’s cross country (29-26) on Oct. 18. However, Navy started its comeback with 31-24 women’s cross country win on that same day.

A 17-7 sprint football victory on Oct. 26 and 2-0 women’s soccer win on Nov. 1 gave Army a strong 5-1 star game lead. Navy picked up its second star game victory of the season in a thrilling 1-0, two overtime men’s soccer matchup on Nov. 8 and the ball has not stopped rolling since then.

The Midshipmen were victorious in both men’s (196-104) and women’s swimming & diving (216-84) on Dec. 12. Two days later, the Navy football team beat Army 34-7 to tie the star game record at 5-5.

With 13 star games remaining, there is no telling which service academy will come out on top this year. Overall, Army leads Navy 7-6 after having swept them in volleyball and picking up a victory in men’s basketball (60-55) while losing in women’s basketball (74-64) on Jan. 11.

The remaining star games are:

Feb. 1 @ Annapolis: Rifle (8 a.m.)
Feb. 1 @ Annapolis: Men’s Indoor Track & Field (11 a.m.)
Feb. 1 @ Annapolis: Women’s Indoor Track & Field (2 p.m.)

Feb. 8 @ Annapolis: Gymnastics (1 p.m.)
Feb. 8 @ West Point: Women’s Basketball (1:30 p.m.)
Feb. 8 @ West Point: Men’s Basketball (4 p.m.)

Feb. 21 @ Annapolis: Wrestling (7 p.m.)

April 5 @ Annapolis: Women’s Tennis (10 a.m.)
April 5 @ West Point: Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (11 a.m.)
April 5 @ West Point: Men’s  Outdoor Track & Field (3 p.m.)

April 12 @ West Point: Men’s Lacrosse (2 p.m.)
April 12 @ Annapolis: Men’s Tennis (2:30 p.m.)

April 26 @ Annapolis: Baseball (12 p.m. / 3 p.m.)