Hello fans! Today is very exciting as this entry is being written from right inside Lincoln Financial Field. We’re just two days away from kickoff of the 113th meeting between Army and Navy in the City of Brotherly Love.
Preparations for both teams are underway at the Linc, as staff members from both sides descend upon the 68,532-seat home to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. In addition, staff at the Linc has been hard at work all week preparing the stadium and painting the end zones for the prestigious game.
All eyes will be on this match-up come Saturday afternoon. While kickoff is set for 3 p.m. on CBS, programming will be on-going and begins with a Friday night special on CBS Sports Network at 7:00 p.m. EST. CBS Sports Network will also carry pregame shows beginning at noon on Saturday, while CBS programming is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.
Both schools will also offer coverage via their respective radio affiliates. Visit www.navysports.com and www.goARMYsports.com for more information. Also, don’t forget - you can follow along and participate in a live game day blog (housed on both schools’ sites, along with www.armynavygame.com) beginning at noon on Saturday. Former players and other special guests will join in the conversation.
The buzz has been growing in both Annapolis and West Point all week long and reached a peak on Wednesday as both teams released new uniforms to be worn on Saturday. Both were specially designed by Nike and have their own story to tell in terms of symbolic pieces. Here’s a look at both unis:
Photo Gallery: Army System of Dress
Photo Gallery: Navy System of Dress
In addition to the uniforms, there has been a ton of Army-Navy coverage so far this week. That is sure to continue as the national media shifts their eyes to this weekend’s Academy showdown. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@Army_Navy_Game) and continue to visit www.armynavygame.com for links.
Tomorrow also marks the start of the annual Patriot Games. Things get underway at the Philadelphia Art Museum for the Rocky Relay at 8:30 a.m. Click here for more Patriot Games details, including a schedule of events and list of participants from both schools. Check back tomorrow night for a recap of the day’s exciting events.
In closing, here are some links to get you Army and Navy fans pumped and well-informed heading into the big game!