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.
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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!
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.)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As Army-Navy fans scan the 89th Annual East-West Shrine Game rosters for Saturday’s game, they will notice two familiar names: Army senior wide receiver Patrick Laird and Navy senior inside linebacker and captain Cody Peterson.
Laird and Peterson are the 28th and 26th players, respectively, from their service academies to be selected for the senior-showcase. Peterson will not play in the game due to injury.
The Shrine Game, which benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children, is the nation’s longest running college all-star game and was first played in 1925 with Army’s Gus Farwick and Edgar Garbisch participating.
Laird, a Monroe, N.Y. native, was chosen for his special teams contributions and play at wide receiver. Originally on the East team, Laird was “traded” to the West team after Nebraska wide receiver Quincy Enunwa went down with an injury.
Olympia, Wash. native Cody Peterson had a spectacular final season on the gridiron as he finished with 94 solo tackles, good for first in the nation, and 142 total tackles, which placed him seventh.
This year’s game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kick-off is set for 4 p.m. and the NFL Network will carry the contest. Former Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oiler head coach Jerry Glanville will coach the East while Romeo Crennel, a former head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns, will manage the West.
For the complete East team roster, click here.
For the complete West team roster, click here.
Army-Navy Football … underwater!? Yup, Army and Navy divers going at it at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center!
ANNAPOLIS – While the 2014 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA is not around the corner, fans of both service academies will be able to watch both basketball teams go head-to-head at the Naval Academy on Saturday.
The CBS Sports Network will have a live broadcast as the Army and Navy women’s basketball teams battle at 1:30 p.m. and the men’s teams face off at 4 p.m.
With both women’s teams sporting identical records (11-3, 3-0), the showdown will be for at least a share of the Patriot League lead depending on the result of Holy Cross’ 1 p.m. game against Bucknell.
The Black Knights are led by sophomore guard Kelsey Minato’s league leading 19.9 points per game while Midshipmen senior guard Kara Pollinger comes into the game ranked sixth in the league averaging 14.4 points per game.
Something will have to give in this one as both Army and Navy are ranked third (68.6 ppg) and fourth (68.2 ppg) in scoring, respectively. On the defensive side, Army and Navy move up to second (57.9 oppg) and third (58.4 oppg), respectively.
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Navy Season Stats: bit.ly/1aey2mU
The men’s game will feature the best Patriot League offense in Army (75.6 ppg) against Navy’s second ranked Patriot League defense (64.4 oppg).
Sophomore forward Kyle Wilson leads the Black Knights (7-7, 3-0) with 19 points per game and is tied for the league lead with an in-conference play average of 21.7 points. Leading the way for Navy (6-8, 1-2) are junior guard Brandon Venturini (10.5 ppg) and junior forward (10.1 ppg).
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The Black Knights and Midshipmen were near the top of several statistical college football lists for the 2013 season, including Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds.
Reynolds claimed the single game and season rushing touchdown records for a quarterback with seven and 31, respectively. The seven touchdowns came in a 58-52 triple overtime win over San Jose State on Nov. 22. His 31 rushing touchdowns were tied with Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs for first in the nation.
Reynolds finished with 1,346 rushing yards, which is 18th in the nation and second most for a quarterback behind Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch (1,920). The Midshipmen signal caller rushed for 103.5 yards per game, good for 23rd in the nation, and was responsible for 238 points (18.2 per game).
Navy and Army again dominated on the ground with final season totals of 325.4 and 309.8, which put them second and third, respectively, behind Auburn at 328.3.
Army’s Terry Baggett finished with 1,113 rushing yards and 92.8 yards per game placing him 38th and 35th in the nation, respectively. He also set the Army single game rushing record with 304 yards against Eastern Michigan on Oct. 12.
When it came to penalties, both service academies displayed the discipline they are known for as they finished in the top 10 for fewest penalties and penalty yards per game.
Navy finished first with 2.62 penalties a game and 21.69 penalty yards a game (totals of 34 penalties and 282 yards). Army finished sixth in penalties per game with 3.75 and eighth in yards per game with 32.50 (totals of 45 and 390).
Navy captain and senior linebacker Cody Peterson ended the year with 94 solo tackles, placing him second in the nation, and 142 total tackles, which placed him seventh.
Army-Navy Game Presented By USAA Generates Highest Rating In 14 Years
Overnight Household Ratings Rise
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Overnight household ratings and share in metered markets of the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA are the highest in 14 years, CBS announced.
In the overnight household rating/share in metered markets, the game posted a 4.2/9, up from last year’s 4.1/10. The rating ties as the highest for the contest in 14 years.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Keenan Reynolds ran through steady snow and swirling wind into the NCAA record book, helping Navy beat Army 34-7 on Saturday for its 12th consecutive victory in the series.
Reynolds scored on touchdown runs of 47 yards, 11 yards and 1 yard. The sophomore has 29 rushing touchdowns, breaking the single-season mark for a quarterback previously held by Ricky Dobbs (Navy, 2009) and Collin Klein (Kansas State, 2011), both of whom had 27.
Reynolds ran 30 times for 136 yards on a frozen, snow-covered field. He also caught a 2-point conversion pass on a trick play following his second touchdown.
Navy (8-4) won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the second consecutive season and ninth time in 11 years. The trophy is awarded to the service academy with the most victories in games between Navy, Army and Air Force.
The Midshipmen haven’t lost to Army since 2001 and lead the series 58-49-7. Navy’s 12-game run is the longest in the history of the rivalry that began in 1890.
Army (3-9) fumbled five times and was intercepted once in its fifth straight defeat. Embattled coach Rich Ellerson fell to 0-5 against the Midshipmen and 20-41 overall since taking the job in December 2008.
On the other sideline, Ken Niumatalolo became the second coach in Navy history to start his coaching career 6-0 against Army, matching Paul Johnson (2002-07).
The Midshipmen will conclude their season in the Armed Forces Bowl against Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 30.
The snow that was forecast in the morning hours began during the pregame pageantry that makes this game a one-of-a-kind spectacle. The snow, along with the freezing temperatures, created an uncomfortable setting for those in the packed stadium.
Many of them left after the first half, which ended with Navy up 17-0.
Making his first college start, Army quarterback A.J. Schurr lost the handle on the wet football with his arm cocked to throw. Teammate Larry Dixon recovered, but the 20-yard loss doomed the Black Knights to end their first possession with a punt.
Schurr fumbled on the next drive, too, and this time Navy recovered at its own 38.
Quinton Singleton promptly burst through a hole in the middle and ran 58 yards to the Army 4, setting up a field goal for a 3-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Angel Santiago came in at quarterback for the Black Knights at just about the same time the intensity of the snow increased. On fourth-and-3 at the Navy 33, Terry Baggett lost three yards.
Midway through the second period, Noah Copeland ran 39 yards for a touchdown to make it 10-0.
With 2:38 left in the half, Reynolds gingerly picked his way through the Army defense on his record-tying touchdown run.
In the third quarter, the snow turned to rain and Santiago did his best to make a game of it. After throwing a 29-yard pass to Xavier Moss, the junior quarterback scored on a 4-yard run to get the Black Knights to 17-7.
Reynolds answered with an 11-play drive that produced a field goal. Army then failed to convert a fourth-and-3 from its own 42, a futile gamble that all but assured the Black Knights another frustrating loss against their far more successful service academy rivals.
Reynolds scored his record-breaking touchdown with 6:22 left and caught the conversion pass on a trick play. His final TD came on a fourth-down sneak with 46 seconds remaining.