Sport Army-Navy: The very best of college football

02:20  14 december  2019
02:20  14 december  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Trump to attend Saturday’s Army-Navy game in Philadelphia

  Trump to attend Saturday’s Army-Navy game in Philadelphia President Donald Trump will travel to Philadelphia to attend the Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field for the second year in the row. It is not yet known if he will officiate at the coin toss as he did last year. This will be Trump’s third Army-Navy Game. He attended his first in Baltimore as president elect in 2016. He is the 10th president, starting with President Theodore Roosevelt, to attend the annual rivalry game, now in its 120th year between the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.Tradition calls for the president to sit for one half with the Army and the other half with Navy.

PHILADELPHIA — Army - Navy is college football 's best rivalry, because it's historic and petty and Army - Navy goes as hard as any game, but it’s really light on actual fighting — physical or verbal, in the parking The academies have homecoming weekends during the year. But this game has a very

The Army - Navy game was going to be cancelled in accordance with the military’s honoring of the national 30-day period of mourning. In the last 50 years, professional football has become the biggest sport in the country. During that time, football players have gotten bigger and bigger, making

The plaque sits just outside Michie Stadium, on the crisp, immaculate and glorious campus of the United States Military Academy. It relays a quote attributed to Gen. George C. Marshall, who led the Army to victory in World War II.

Navy Midshipman Frey Pankratz signals his classmates as they march onto the field ahead of their game against Army in 2018. (AP)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Navy Midshipman Frey Pankratz signals his classmates as they march onto the field ahead of their game against Army in 2018. (AP)

“I want an officer for a secret and dangerous mission,” the plaque reads. “I want a West Point football player.”

It serves as a forever reminder that the football program at Army — or Navy and Air Force — is unlike any other in America.

There may be better teams that play in bigger stages, but the training, the lessons, the entire ethos of this goes far, far beyond a 60-minute game. This is part of the education and development of the leaders of the American military, part of the long line that has fought and protected the country for generations upon generations.

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The Army – Navy Game America's Game, also known as America's Game is an American college football rivalry game between the Army Black Knights of the United States Military Academy (USMA)

The Army Black Knights football team, previously known as the Army Cadets, represents the United States Military Academy in college football .

On Saturday, college football turns its collective eyes to the annual Army-Navy game, a celebration of the players, of the sacrifice and of the purpose of these military academies as much as the game.

It won’t get the television rating of LSU-Alabama. It won’t have the national title significance of the Clemson-Ohio State playoff semifinal.

It will, in its own right, mean much, much more.

It is the very best of college football specifically and college athletics in general.

“The Army-Navy game is the only game where both teams are willing, in our life of service, [to] put their life on the line for everyone that is watching,” said Army coach Jeff Monken.

This remains a timeless celebration of America. Each school is filled with many of not just the best and brightest students in the country — they could have studied anywhere — but were so inspired by service that they gladly do it at places that require morning drills and extreme discipline.

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The Navy Midshipmen have a big edge over the Army Black Knights in this year's Army / Navy game, and the total for the game has gotten bet down significantly

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They do it because they wanted to be part of something bigger than themselves, to serve as much as learn, to impact others and their country as much as better themselves and their families.

The Cadets and Midshipmen’s role in this football rivalry is so ingrained that before the game the entire student bodies of each institution — about 9,000 people combined — will march onto the field to both be honored and to themselves honor what this is about.

Meanwhile after the game, no matter how bitter the outcome, both teams will gather in front of each student body and sing the alma mater of that institution.

That’s respect breeding competition and competition breeding respect.

These are just the most well-known and visually moving traditions among the dozens of smaller ones that surround the game. It is incredible to witness, whether on CBS’s annual top-line national broadcast (with no other games taking place anywhere) or in person.

President Donald Trump receives rousing welcome from crowd at 120th Army-Navy game

  President Donald Trump receives rousing welcome from crowd at 120th Army-Navy game Saturday marked the third time President Trump has attended the Army-Navy game since his election. The first time was as president-elect in 2016.

President-elect Donald Trump arrived at the M&T Bank stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, Saturday, to attend the 117th Army - Navy college football match.

The College Football Playoff plans to announce its field before the service academies close out the regular season. "I can say we're very pleased with the recommended outcome for Navy, and The Army - Navy game is a sellout every year," Aresco said. "Navy's tradition is the best of the best , and

The game is the game, often thrilling but in many ways a backdrop to everything else. It’s a script flip for most of college football. The players appreciate the fans as much as the fans appreciate the players.

“It’s troops from all over the world, huddled around one TV, watching the game,” Nizaire Cromartie, Navy team captain, said. “It’s an honor to know people are watching.”

This year Army (5-7) looks to extend a three-game winning streak over Navy (9-2 and ranked No. 23 in the nation). The result will matter a great deal to the players on the field, the coaches on the sideline and their peers in the stands.

For the rest of the country, the outcome isn’t the point. It is simply a reminder — or perhaps for young people an invitation to try to join — that these incredible institutions, and the kids that flock to them, exist.

And no matter how much America changes, this churns on, because there will never not be secret and dangerous missions that need to be filled.

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Army, Navy investigations: GameDay hand signals were for 'circle game,' not white supremacist sign .
Investigations conducted by the U.S. Military Academy and the Naval Academy found hand gestures by Cadest and Mids were for a children's game instead.The U.S. Military and Naval Academies both independently wrapped up their investigations into the hand signals used by cadets and midshipmen that were broadcasted during ESPN's College GameDay prior to the Army-Navy game on Saturday.

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