Army–Navy Game

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Army–Navy Game
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Army Black KnightsNavy Midshipmen
Originated1890
Played annually since1930 (84 years)
Meetings114
Most recent2013
SeriesNavy leads, 58–49–7
 
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Army–Navy Game
USMA-BlackKnights-Logo.svgUnited State Naval Academy Logo-sports.png
Army Black KnightsNavy Midshipmen
Originated1890
Played annually since1930 (84 years)
Meetings114
Most recent2013
SeriesNavy leads, 58–49–7

The Army–Navy Game is an American college football rivalry game between the teams of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, Maryland. The USMA team, the "Army Black Knights", and the USNA team, the "Navy Midshipmen", each represent their services' oldest officer commissioning sources. As such, the game has come to embody the spirit of the interservice rivalry of the United States Armed Forces. Though not intentional, for several years the game has marked the end of the college football regular season.

The Army-Navy game is one of the most traditional and enduring rivalries in college football.[1][2] The game is nationally televised by CBS, which has aired the game every year since 1984 except for a five-year stint on ABC from 1991–1995. Instant replay made its American debut in the 1963 Army-Navy game.[3] The winner of the game is awarded the Thompson Cup, named after its donor, Robert M. Thompson.

The most recent game (the 114th) in the series was held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, on December 14, 2013. Navy won the game by a score of 34-7. Navy leads the all-time series with a record of 58 wins, 49 losses, and seven ties.[4]

Series history[edit]

The Army–Navy Game, commencing in 1890, has been held at several locations throughout its history, but has most frequently been played in Philadelphia, roughly equidistant from the two academies. Historically played on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the game is now played on the second Saturday in December and is traditionally the last game of the season for both teams and, until the recent advent of conference championship games, it was the last regular-season game played in Division I-A football. With the permanent expansion of the regular season to 12 games starting in 2006, many regular-season games joined the Army–Navy Game on the same weekend. In 2009, the game was moved from the first Saturday in December to the second Saturday; this means that it will no longer conflict with conference championship games and once again is the last regular-season contest in college football.[5]

1908 Army-Navy college football game at Franklin Field.

This game has inter-service "bragging rights" at stake. For much of the first half of the 20th century, both Army and Navy were often national powers, and the game occasionally had national championship implications. However, as the level of play in college football improved nationally, and became fueled by prospects of playing in the National Football League (NFL), the high academic entrance requirements, height and weight limits, and the five-year military commitment required has reduced the overall competitiveness of both academies. Since 1963, only the 1996 and 2010 games have seen both teams enter with winning records. Nonetheless, the game is considered a college football institution. It has aired nationally on radio since the late 1920s, and has been nationally televised every year since 1945. The tradition associated with the game assures that it remains nationally broadcast to this day.

A game ball from the 1974 Army–Navy Game, with the game’s final score (Navy 19, Army 0) adhered on with a label.

Arguably, one of the reasons this game has maintained its appeal is that the players are playing solely for the love of the game. By the time their post-graduation military commitments end, many players are simply deemed too old to even consider playing competitively again, much less in the professional ranks. Many have other post-service ambitions that would preclude such a career, or they simply do not want to pursue one. Nevertheless, some participants in the Army–Navy Game have gone on to professional football careers. Quarterback Roger Staubach (Navy, 1965) went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Dallas Cowboys that included being named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VI. Wide receiver and kickoff/punt returner Phil McConkey (Navy, 1979) was a popular player on the New York Giants' squad that won Super Bowl XXI. Running back Napoleon McCallum (Navy, 1985) was able to concurrently serve his commitment to the Navy and play for the then-Los Angeles Raiders in 1986. After satisfying his Navy commitment, he joined the Raiders full-time. Sadly, his career was ended by a gruesome knee injury suffered in a game against the San Francisco 49ers in 1994.

2002 Army-Navy Game at Giants Stadium. Navy is in dark and Army is in white.

The game is especially emotional for the seniors, called "first classmen" by both academies, since it is typically the last competitive regular season football game they will ever play (though both Army and Navy went to bowl games afterwards in 1996 and 2010, and Navy played in a bowl game every season since 2003, except for 2011). During wartime the game is even more emotional, as some seniors will not return once they are deployed. For instance, in the 2004 game, at least one senior from the class of 2003 who was killed in Iraq, Navy's J. P. Blecksmith, was remembered. The players placed their comrade's pads and jerseys on chairs on the sidelines. Much of the sentiment of the game goes out to those who share the uniform and who are overseas.

At the end of the game, both teams' alma maters are played and sung. The winning team stands alongside the losing team and faces the losing academy students; then the losing team accompanies the winning team, facing their students. This is done in a show of mutual respect and solidarity.

The rivalry between Annapolis and West Point, while friendly, is intense. Even the mascots (the Navy Goat and Army Mule) have been known to play pranks on each other. The Cadets live and breathe the phrase "Beat Navy", while Midshipmen have the opposite phrase, "Beat Army", dinned into them (even the weight plates in the Navy weight room are stamped with "Beat Army"). They have become a symbol of competitiveness, not just in the Army–Navy Game, but in the service of their country, and are often used at the close of (informal) letters by graduates of both academies. A long standing tradition at the Army-Navy football game is to conduct a formal "prisoner exchange" as part of the pre-game activities. The prisoners are the cadets and midshipmen currently spending the semester studying at the sister academy. After the exchange, students have a brief reprieve to enjoy the game with their fellow comrades.[6]

In 2011, the 112th Army-Navy Game saw Navy's 10th consecutive win.

Occasionally, the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, awarded to each season's winner of the triangular series between Army, Navy, and Air Force, will be at stake in this game. For most of the 1970s, Navy had held the trophy. After a period of flux for most of the 1980s, Air Force dominated the competition until the early 2000s. Navy has been the dominant team in the rivalry for most of the 2000s, winning every game in the triangular rivalry starting with the 2002 Army–Navy Game and ending with a 2010 loss to Air Force. If there is a tie in the Commander-In-Chief Trophy competition, the trophy remains with the incumbent team.

The rivalries Army and Navy have with Air Force are much less intense than the Army-Navy rivalry, primarily due to the relative youth of the Air Force Academy and the physical distance between Air Force and the other two schools, with Air Force Academy being located in Colorado Springs. The Army-Air Force and Navy-Air Force games are played at the academies' regular home fields, rather than at a neutral site, although Navy has occasionally moved its home games with Air Force to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

The 34-0 Navy victory over Army on December 6, 2008, was the first shutout in the series since 1978 and marked the second time a Navy coach defeated Army in his first year of coaching,[4] following Wayne Hardin in 1959. Navy has won the last 12 games in a row dating back to 2002, the longest winning streak in the history of the series.[7]

Venues[edit]

2011 Army-Navy game at FedExField

Though the game has been played 114 times, only 6 of those games were held on the campus of either academy. Neither team has ever played at an on-campus stadium nearly large enough to accommodate the large crowds that usually attend the game, as well as the media and dignitaries. Army's Michie Stadium only seats 38,000 people, while Navy's Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium only seats 34,000. Except for the 1942 and 1943 games, which were played on-campus due to World War II travel restrictions, it has been played at a neutral site since 1899.

Traditionally, the game is played in Philadelphia, due to the historic nature of the city and the fact that it is approximately halfway between West Point and Annapolis. Additionally, Philadelphia has always had a stadium large enough to accommodate the crowds. Philadelphia's John F. Kennedy Stadium (JFK) hosted the game from 1936 to 1979 (except for three years in World War II)--more than any other venue in the history of the series. It even hosted the game for several years after the 1971 construction of nearby Veterans Stadium, which finally became the game's host in 1980. Franklin Field, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, hosted the game in the early twentieth century before it was moved to JFK. New York's Polo Grounds holds the record for most games hosted outside of Philadelphia, even though the last time it hosted one was 1925. The city of Baltimore has hosted a number of games throughout the history of the series as well, even though Baltimore is closer to Annapolis.

The Rose Bowl is the only site west of the Mississippi River to host the Army-Navy game; it did so in 1983. The city of Pasadena, California, paid for the travel expenses of all the students and supporters of both academies — 9,437 in all.[8] A substitute, however, for Bill XXII — the Navy mascot — and four rented Army mules were brought in.[8] The attendance was 81,000.[9][10] The game was held at the Rose Bowl that year because there are a large number of military installations and servicemen and women, along with many retired military personnel, on the West Coast.[8] The game has been held one other time in a non-East Coast venue, at Chicago's Soldier Field, which played host to the 1926 game.

Currently the game is played primarily at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. Since 1989, the game has been held roughly once every four or five years at a site other than Philadelphia. These sites have in the past rotated between Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (replaced in 2010 by MetLife Stadium) and M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. These are still considered neutral-site games, but provide locations that are closer to one academy or the other.

Future venues[edit]

In 2008, a bidding process began for the game site, as well as a search for a corporate sponsor.[11] In 2009, the Army–Navy Game was moved to the second Saturday of December. The move means the game will not be played simultaneously with any conference championships and will make it the final game of the Division I FBS regular season.[5]

The 2009 game was held on December 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. CBS recently continued television coverage of the Army–Navy Game with a contract extending through 2018.[12]

On June 9, 2009, Navy announced sites for all Army–Navy Games through 2017. The 2011 game was held at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland; the 2014 and 2016 games will be at M&T Bank Stadium; and all other games during that period will be at Lincoln Financial Field.[13] In addition, the game also picked up a presenting corporate sponsor, the military-oriented financial firm USAA.

Total games per city[edit]

LocationGamesArmy victoriesNavy victoriesTie games
Philadelphia, PA8538434
New York, NY11[n 1]731
Baltimore, MD4220
East Rutherford, NJ4130
Annapolis, MD3120
West Point, NY3030
Chicago, IL1001
Landover, MD1010
Pasadena, CA1010
Princeton, NJ1001
  1. ^ Nine games were held at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan and two at the original Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.

Game results[edit]

Army victoriesNavy victoriesTies
YearWinnerScoreLocationCitySeries
1890Navy24–0"The Plain" USMAWest Point, NYNavy 1-0
1891Army32–16Worden Field USNAAnnapolis, MDTied 1-1
1892Navy12–4"The Plain"West Point, NYNavy 2-1
1893Navy6–4Worden FieldAnnapolis, MDNavy 3-1
1899Army17–5Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 3-2
1900Navy11–7Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 4-2
1901Army11–5Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 4-3
1902Army22–8Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PATied 4-4
1903Army40–5Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 5-4
1904Army11–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 6-4
1905Tie6–6Osborne FieldPrinceton, NJArmy 6-4-1
1906Navy10–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 6-5-1
1907Navy6–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PATied 6-6-1
1908Army6–4Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 7-6-1
1910Navy3–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PATied 7-7-1
1911Navy3–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 8-7-1
1912Navy6–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 9-7-1
1913Army22–9Polo GroundsNew York, NYNavy 9-8-1
1914Army20–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PATied 9-9-1
1915Army14–0Polo GroundsNew York, NYArmy 10-9-1
1916Army15–7Polo GroundsNew York, NYArmy 11-9-1
1919Navy6–0Polo GroundsNew York, NYArmy 11-10-1
1920Navy7–0Polo GroundsNew York, NYTied 11-11-1
1921Navy7–0Polo GroundsNew York, NYNavy 12-11-1
1922Army17–14Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PATied 12-12-1
1923Tie0–0Polo GroundsNew York, NYTied 12-12-2
1924Army12–0Municipal StadiumBaltimore, MDArmy 13-12-2
1925Army10–3Polo GroundsNew York, NYArmy 14-12-2
1926Tie21–21Soldier FieldChicago, ILArmy 14-12-3
1927Army14–9Polo GroundsNew York, NYArmy 15-12-3
1930Army6–0Yankee StadiumBronx, NYArmy 16-12-3
1931Army17–7Yankee StadiumBronx, NYArmy 17-12-3
1932Army20–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 18-12-3
1933Army12–7Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 19-12-3
1934Navy3–0Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 19-13-3
1935Army28–6Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 20-13-3
1936Navy7–0Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 20-14-3
1937Army6–0Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 21-14-3
1938Army14–7Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 22-14-3
1939Navy10–0Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 22-15-3
1940Navy14–0Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 22-16-3
1941Navy14–6Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 22-17-3
1942Navy14–0Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, MDArmy 22-18-3
1943Navy13–0Michie StadiumWest Point, NYArmy 22-19-3
1944Army23–7Municipal StadiumBaltimore, MDArmy 23-19-3
1945Army32–13Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 24-19-3
1946Army21–18Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 25-19-3
1947Army21–0Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 26-19-3
1948Tie21–21Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 26-19-4
1949Army38–0Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 27-19-4
1950Navy14–2Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 27-20-4
1951Navy42–7Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 27-21-4
1952Navy7–0Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 27-22-4
1953Army20–7Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 28-22-4
1954Navy27–20Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 28-23-4
1955Army14–6Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 29-23-4
1956Tie7–7Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 29-23-5
1957Navy14–0Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 29-24-5
1958Army22–6Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 30-24-5
1959Navy43–12Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 30-25-5
1960Navy17–12Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 30-26-5
1961Navy13–7Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 30-27-5
1962Navy34–14Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 30-28-5
1963Navy21–15Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 30-29-5
1964Army11–8John F. Kennedy Stadium
Philadelphia, PAArmy 31-29-5
1965Tie7–7John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 31-29-6
1966Army20–7John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 32-29-6
1967Navy19–14John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 32-30-6
1968Army21–14John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 33-30-6
1969Army27–0John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 34-30-6
1970Navy11–7John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 34-31-6
1971Army24–23John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 35-31-6
1972Army23–15John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 36-31-6
1973Navy51–0John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 36-32-6
1974Navy19–0John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 36-33-6
1975Navy30–6John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 36-34-6
1976Navy38–10John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 36-35-6
1977Army17–14John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 37-35-6
1978Navy28–0John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 37-36-6
1979Navy31–7John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PATied 37-37-6
1980Navy33–6Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PANavy 38-37-6
1981Tie3–3Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PANavy 38-37-7
1982Navy24–7Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PANavy 39-37-7
1983Navy42–13Rose BowlPasadena, CANavy 40-37-7
1984Army28–11Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PANavy 40-38-7
1985Navy17–7Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PANavy 41-38-7
1986Army27–7Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PANavy 41-39-7
1987Army17–3Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PANavy 41-40-7
1988Army20–15Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PATied 41-41-7
1989Navy19–17Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJNavy 42-41-7
1990Army30–20Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PATied 42-42-7
1991Navy24–3Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PANavy 43-42-7
1992Army25–24Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PATied 43-43-7
1993Army16–14Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJArmy 44-43-7
1994Army22–20Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 45-43-7
1995Army14–13Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 46-43-7
1996Army28–24Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 47-43-7
1997Navy39–7Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJArmy 47-44-7
1998Army34–30Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 48-44-7
1999Navy19–9Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 48-45-7
2000Navy30–28PSINet StadiumBaltimore, MDArmy 48-46-7
2001Army26–17Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PAArmy 49-46-7
2002Navy58–12Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJArmy 49-47-7
2003Navy34–6Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PAArmy 49-48-7
2004Navy42–13Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PATied 49-49-7
2005Navy42–23Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 50-49-7
2006Navy26–14Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 51-49-7
2007Navy38–3M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore, MDNavy 52-49-7
2008Navy34–0Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 53-49-7
2009Navy17–3Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 54-49-7
2010Navy31–17Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 55-49-7
2011Navy27–21FedEx FieldLandover, MDNavy 56-49-7
2012Navy17–13Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 57-49-7
2013Navy34–7Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PANavy 58-49-7
2014M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore, MD
2015Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA
2016M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore, MD
2017Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA

Notable games[edit]

Navy Midshipman (and later Admiral) Joseph Mason Reeves wore what is widely regarded as the first football helmet in the 1893 Army–Navy Game. He had been advised by a Navy doctor that another kick to his head would result in "instant insanity" or even death, so he commissioned an Annapolis shoemaker to make him a helmet out of leather.[14]

On November 27, 1926, the Army–Navy Game was held in Chicago for the National Dedication of Soldier Field as a monument to American servicemen who had fought in World War I. Navy came to the game undefeated, while West Point had only lost to Notre Dame, so the game would decide the National Championship. Played before a crowd of over 100,000, the teams fought to a 21-21 tie, but Navy was awarded the national championship.[15]

In both the 1944 and 1945 contests, Army and Navy entered the game ranked #1 and #2 respectively.[16] The 1945 game was labeled the "game of the century" before it was played. Army defeated a 7-0-1 Navy team 32-13. Navy's lone tie was against Notre Dame.[17]

In 1963, shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy urged the services to play after there had been talk of cancellation. Originally scheduled for November 30, 1963, the game was played on December 7, 1963 also coinciding with the 22nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. [18] In front of a crowd of 102,000 people in Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium, later named John F. Kennedy Stadium, junior (second class Midshipman) quarterback Roger Staubach led number two ranked Navy to victory which clinched a Cotton Bowl national championship matchup with Texas played on January 1, 1964. Army was led by junior (second class Cadet) quarterback Rollie Stichweh. Stichweh led off the game with a touchdown drive that featured the first use of instant replay on television. Army nearly won the game after another touchdown and two point conversion, Stichweh recovered the onside kick and drove the ball to the Navy 2 yard line. On 4th down and no timeouts, crowd noise prevented Stichweh from calling a play and time expired with the 21-15 final score. Staubach won the Heisman Trophy that year and was bumped off the scheduled cover of Life Magazine due to the coverage of the assassination. Stichweh and Staubach would meet again in 1964 as First Class where Stichweh's Army would defeat Staubach's Navy. Staubach went on to serve in the Navy and afterward became an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback with the Dallas Cowboys. Stichweh served five years in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Stichweh was inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.[19] [20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography
Notes
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  2. ^ Simonich, Milan (December 19, 2008). "City Passes on Army-Navy Football Game", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Accessed December 24, 2009.
  3. ^ Gelston, Dan (undated). "Army-Navy, Instant Replay, Tony Verna, 45 Years Later ...". The Associated Press (via blog (dated December 5, 2009) by Tom Hoffarth at the Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved December 24, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Staff writer (Undated). "Victory at Sea: Navy Routs Army in 109th Meeting". The Associated Press(via ESPN). Retrieved December 24, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Staff writer (October 23, 2008). "Army-Navy Will Move to Second Saturday in December". The Associated Press (via ESPN). Retrieved December 24, 2009. 
  6. ^ prisoner exchange tradition
  7. ^ http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/12/10/army-looks-to-sink-navys-winning-streak/
  8. ^ a b c Clark, N. Brooks (December 5, 1983). "The Week". Sports Illustrated. Accessed December 24, 2009.
  9. ^ [verification needed]Staff writer (undated). "No. 1 Rivalry — Army-Navy". Athlon Sports. Accessed December 24, 2009.
  10. ^ "1983 — Score: Navy 42 - Army 13 | Game played at the Rose Bowl". United States Naval Academy exhibits. Accessed December 24, 2009.
  11. ^ Amos, Chris (July 14, 2008). Army-Navy Game Could Move, Get Sponsor". Navy Times. Accessed December 24, 2009.
  12. ^ Staff writer (October 23, 2008). "CBS Sports Agrees to 10 Year Contract Extension to Broadcast Army-Navy Game through 2018 — Annual Classic Moved to Second Week in December Starting in 2009". NavySports.com ("the official website of Naval Academy varsity athletes"). Accessed December 24, 2009.
  13. ^ Staff writer (June 9, 2009). "Philly to Continue Hosting Army–Navy". The Associated Press(via ESPN). Retrieved December 24, 2009. 
  14. ^ "History of the Football Helmet" from Past Time Sports. Accessed Jan 1,2010
  15. ^ Nimitz Library | U. S. Naval Academy Archival Images: Army Navy Football: 1926. Accessed Dec 31, 2009[dead link]
  16. ^ [verification needed]Unknown writer (undated). "Games Where #1 Faced #2" kiko13.com (fansite). Accessed December 24, 2009.
  17. ^ "Middies All Hepped Up to Knock Over Cadets". Los Angeles Times, November 27, 1945. "Navy, far from conceding next Saturday's football 'game of the century' to Army, will field a spirited, offense-minded team determined to win and 'not merely hold down the score,' Public Relations Chief Lt. William Sullivan said today."
  18. ^ Norlander, Matt. "Film on '63 Army-Navy game shows impact of rivalry, JFK tragedy". CBS Sports. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Carl Roland Stichweh HOF profile". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Army Sports Hall of Fame Members - By Induction Class". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 

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