Not many players have to wake up before dawn, fulfill military obligations, attend classes and then grind through football practice. For the athletes at Army and Navy, it’s all in a day’s work.
Ever since the poet Homer reported about fans eagerly lining the stands to see the Troy Trojans versus the Greek Diners, mankind has been enthralled by rivalries.
Navy beat Army 34-7 on Saturday for its 12th consecutive victory in the series. Keenan Reynolds’ 29th rushing touchdown broke the single-season mark for a quarterback.
The Navy Midshipmen has not only defeated Army 11 straight times — they’ve won 13 of the last 14.
Football is on at Navy this weekend, although all other varsity and club sports are suspended because of the government shutdown.
The U.S. Military Academy’s 19-member marathon team will run a ceremonial game ball from West Point in the Hudson Valley to Philadelphia about 140 miles south.
Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco says he will talk to Navy about the possibility of joining the conference earlier than its scheduled 2015 arrival as a football-only member.
The Navy Midshipmen and Army Black Knights meet for the 112th time this Saturday. Navy has enjoyed recent success but Army is determined to earn the victory.
Brandon Jones of Rutgers has been named the Big East Conference’s special teams player of the week.
Freshman Gary Nova threw two touchdown passes and Jawan Jamison rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown as the Scarlet Knights (5-1) continued their best start since 2006.
Big East conference will double its exit fee to $10 million dollars, then invite Boise State, Navy and Air Force as football-only members
The Midshipmen had already lost the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. They weren’t about to lose to Army, too.
Navy’s streak is the longest in the series by either academy, and began with a 58-12 rout in 2002.