93d Army-navy Game, Plus Pro Hockey, Hoops And Football

Posted: December 04, 1992

The first weekend in December is loaded with sports events, including one of the biggest rivalries in college football.

The 93d Army-Navy game begins at 12:10 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Stadium. The parade of Army cadets and Navy Midshipmen into Veterans Stadium starts at 9:45 a.m.

Navy leads the series, first played in 1890, 43-42; seven games ended in ties.

The local pro teams all play this weekend, too. The Sixers meet the Detroit Pistons tonight in a 7:30 game at the Spectrum. The Pistons are led by Joe Dumars, who is among the league's leaders in scoring.

Sunday afternoon, the Eagles try to improve their playoff chances when they take on the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. at Veterans Stadium. The Vikings'

roster includes quarterback Rich Gannon, a star at St. Joseph's Prep and later at the University of Delaware.

Sunday evening, the Flyers meet the Boston Bruins at 7:10 at the Spectrum.

The Spectrum also hosts a seven-bout World Wrestling Federation card at 8 p.m. Saturday. Feature matches include Bob Backlund meeting Kamala the Ugandan Giant, and Money Inc. defending their WWF Tag Team championship belt against the Nasty Boys.

For runners, the Winter Heat Five-Mile Race and One-Mile Fun Run/Walk will be Saturday at Hamilton Veterans Park, Kuser Road entrance, in Hamilton Township, outside Trenton. The Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m., followed by the five-miler at 9:15. The entry fee is $12; proceeds benefit the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for the disabling collagen disease.

Sunday is the 15th annual Brian's 10-K Run at West Chester University's Farrell Stadium, located on the South Campus in West Chester. In addition to the 10-K, four preliminary events are scheduled: a two-mile walk at 10:30 a.m.; a one-mile fun run at 11:30 a.m.; a two-mile fun run at noon; an 11- year-old-and-under one-mile run at 12:30 p.m., followed by the 10-K at 1 p.m. The entry fees are $11 for the 10-K and $5 for the other events. Race-day registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the South Campus Health and Physical Education Center. Proceeds benefit men and women who have been disabled by spinal cord or traumatic head injuries, or stroke.

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