Gearing Up For The 113th Army-Navy Game
CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network And USAA To Provide Wall-To-Wall Coverage Of The 113th Playing Of The Army-Navy Game
CBS, CBS Sports Network and USAA will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the 113th playing of the Army-Navy game this weekend. The two teams will be playing for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, which is presented annually to the winner of the football competition among the three major Service Academies. Earlier this year Navy (7-4) defeated Air Force 28-21 in overtime, while Army (2-9) defeated the Falcons 41-21. Navy has defeated Army a series record 10-consecutive seasons.
CBS Sports Network will air INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL ARMY-NAVY SPECIAL on Friday from 7:00-7:30 PM (ET). The show will be a look-ahead to Saturday’s game with news and analysis including interviews with Army head coach Rich Ellerson and Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, as well as features profiling Navy senior Keegan Wetzel and Army senior Trent Steelman.
INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL ARMY-NAVY MARCH ON SPECIAL PRESENTED BY USAA will air on CBS Sports Network on Saturday from 12:00-1:30 PM (ET) and will feature the March-On of both the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets.
INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL ARMY-NAVY TAILGATE PRESENTED BY USAA will air on CBS Sports Network on Saturday from 1:30-2:30 PM (ET). The show will preview the game with in-depth news and analysis from Lincoln Financial Field with hosts Adam Zucker and Brent Stover, analysts Randy Cross, Brian Jones and Ron Zook, as well as special guests from the Academies.
CBS Sports will take over at 2:30 PM with a 30-minute pregame show followed by the Army-Navy Game Presented by USAA at 3:00.
Midshipmen of the 13th Company will gather at noontime, Dec. 7, for a motivational kick-off to begin the 125.5 mile trek from Bancroft Hall to Philadelphia for the 30th running of the Army-Navy game ball. The first relay team of Midshipmen will be joined by the Naval Academy’s Commandant and USNA 13th Company alumni as they take their route on foot to Philadelphia.
The Army team will also run a game ball, beginning their trip from West Point. Both game balls will be presented by each team’s ball runners at the stadium prior to the start of the game.
Originating in 1982 as a desire to get the "unlucky" 13th company off the Naval Academy grounds, the Army-Navy ball run has evolved into a highly spirited event, demonstrating the pride and enthusiasm of the entire Brigade of Midshipmen as well as their excitement and support for the Army-Navy football tradition.
The Army-Navy football game will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. This year’s game marks the 113th time the Naval Academy’s Midshipmen will compete against West Point’s Black Knights on the football field. The football rivalry began in 1890 with Navy beating Army, 24-0. Navy’s record against Army currently stands at 56 wins, 49 losses, and seven ties.
Source: USNA Public Affairs Office