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December 5, 1986 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, Daily News Sports Writer
The Army-Navy football game has been televised annually since 1947, and for the vast majority of that time, it has been considered to be as much of a TV staple as soap operas or sitcoms. "It's an ongoing shared recollection," said Pete Tortorici, vice president of planning and development for CBS, which will televise tommorow's Army-Navy game from Veterans Stadium (Channel 10, 2 p.m.) "I remember watching it with my dad every year when I was growing up. The Army-Navy game is an authentic American institution.
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May 13, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Philadelphia has been awarded the right to host an additional Army-Navy football game, in 2009, Mayor Street's office announced yesterday. Last month, the service academies named Philadelphia as host of the game in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008. The 2007 game will be played in Baltimore. This year's game, the last under the current contract, will be played in Philadelphia on Dec. 6, at the new Lincoln Financial Field. "This news is an added bonus for Philadelphia and a testament to the hard work and passion put into bidding on this great American classic," Street said in a statement.
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November 22, 2003 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The combination of Army-Navy, Conshohocken, and the Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Rugby Football Club continues to be a dynamic one. For the second straight year, the club will host the Army-Navy rugby match at Conshohocken's A.A. Garthwaite Stadium. The action begins today at 1 p.m., preceded by an 11 a.m. high school match between local all-stars and their counterparts from the Potomac Rugby Union. More than 3,000 fans packed the stadium last year, a number that organizers anticipate could double today.
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December 1, 2001 | By Barbara Boyer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Long before the Army-Navy game begins today at Veterans Stadium, a large battalion of law enforcement officials will descend upon South Philadelphia to assure that the field and grounds surrounding it are secure. Philadelphia Police Commissioner John F. Timoney suggests that spectators arrive at least two hours early because of tight security. Kickoff is at 11:45 a.m. "Get there early and there should not be any problem," Timoney said. For law enforcement authorities, the day will begin before dawn.
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June 23, 2013 | By Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of Philly's finest football traditions, Army vs. Navy, is about to be renewed, with a couple of twists. This one will take place in June. And it will take place indoors. The Soul will hold their first Military Appreciation Night on Saturday when they face the Iowa Barnstormers in an Arena Football game at the Wells Fargo Center. The festivities will include a networking event for veterans, the Stars and Stripes Fan Fest, and an Army reserve vs. Navy reserve game after the Soul game.
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December 3, 1988 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Army coach Jim Young did not show up for the annual luncheon last week to promote today's Army-Navy football game at Veterans Stadium (Channel 10, 2 p.m.). Some people took Young's conspicuous absence as a snub, a strong hint that he would prefer the game be played at Giants Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J., which is more convenient to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The contract with the city of Philadelphia stipulates that next year's Army-Navy game will be played at Giants Stadium followed by three more games at Veterans Stadium.
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May 25, 1996 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Reports of the death of a Philadelphia tradition are, it seems, greatly exaggerated. A Washington Post story yesterday suggesting the annual Army-Navy game will likely leave Philadelphia beginning in 1998 was disputed by officials of both military academies and by the chairman of the Army Navy Classic. The story said Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke is close to a deal to bring the game every other year to the 78,000-seat Redskins stadium now under construction in Landover, Md. According to the proposal, the Navy and Army would choose the game site in alternate years, with the Navy games in Landover and the Army picking between Veterans Stadium and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. But Philadelphia has a contract with both academies to host the game through the year 2002, with the schools retaining the option to move the game elsewhere twice within the period.
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December 6, 1991 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
ABC's Keith Jackson spent 4 1/2 years in China with the Marines, starting in 1946. So he's always held those who serve their country in rather high esteem. "I was a grunt. I didn't have the luxury of going to an academy," said Jackson, who will be in the booth alongside Bob Griese for tomorrow afternoon's annual Army-Navy game (Channel 6, 1:30 p.m.) from Veterans Stadium. "I was too young to go to college. Heck, I had to lie about my age, because I wasn't even 17 yet. I was just a kid. Couldn't vote, couldn't buy a beer.
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December 9, 2012 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It has been a long 10 years for Army in its unsuccessful attempts to defeat Navy in the final game of the regular season. "It's a constant irritant to all of us," Black Knights coach Rich Ellerson said firmly but without rancor. However, when the 113th renewal of this proud rivalry kicks off Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, the Midshipmen (7-4) will be in a greedy, not giving, mood. They feel a responsibility to keep the streak going, and not just for the seniors who want to end their careers 4-0 against Army.
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January 21, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
Future generations of young Philadelphians may no longer have I. Goldberg Army & Navy on Chestnut Street for the military jackets, chunky boots, and other fashion choices their parents wish they wouldn't make. Unable to afford a rent increase at its current 1300 Chestnut St. home, the iconic Philadelphia military surplus, work clothes, and outerwear emporium is seeking a new location - nearby, it hopes - for when its lease expires late next year. The 97-year-old business is finding itself on the losing end of Center City's brightening real estate fortunes, as rising demand for retail space enables landlords to seek ever-higher rents.
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December 11, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Things looked grim for the Navy goat. Nauseated and laboring to breathe, he was rushed by his handlers from Annapolis, Md., to the New Bolton Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the nearest 24-hour large-animal hospital. Blood tests showed abnormalities in his electrolytes and a high level of acidity. It appeared that Bill - Bill 36, to be exact - might have eaten an azalea bush, toxic to goats. Holly Roessner, an intern on duty in the emergency room that November night, inserted a tube down Bill's throat and into his rumen, the largest of his four stomachs.
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December 7, 2015 | By Bill Lyon, For the Inquirer
First, you had to negotiate the pigeon droppings. There was a thick layer of guano on each of the steps leading up to the press box at JFK Stadium, that wrinkled old relic that had hosted some truly epic sporting events but now slumbered, waiting for the wrecking ball. The route to the press box was a spiral staircase, a tricky passage even without having to skate over a year's worth of pigeon deposits. There was also the matter of (mind your step) low-hanging pipes, which (ouch)
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November 26, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tom Curley believes there's something special about the Thanksgiving Day football rivalry between Audubon and Haddon Township. "Even when both teams are having lean years, you walk out to the field and go, 'Wow, look at all these people,' " Curley said. "There's so much tradition and so much support from both communities. "It's like the Army-Navy game for those two schools. " Something new will be on the line this year in the 53d renewal of the annual game between the Colonial Conference and neighborhood rivals.
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September 30, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
THE HISTORIC football rivalry between Army and Navy continues Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field, but it won't be the only Philly-flavored matchup between the schools in 2015, as their soccer teams will face off 7 p.m. Friday in the Army-Navy Cup IV at PPL Park. Seventh-year Navy head coach Dave Brandt and the Midshipmen (4-4-1, 1-0 Patriot League) lead the Cup matchup with a 2-0-1 record. After the teams played to a scoreless tie in 2012, Navy won the next two meetings; both wins were 1-0, in the second overtime period, with the game-winning goal in the 107th minute each time.
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February 6, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was a peaceful air and some polite conversation in the Kingsway television studio before Denzel Polk's football teammates showed up. But once those guys cut out of lunch and arrived to see their buddy sign a national letter of intent with the Naval Academy, things got loud and boisterous. "See that?" Kingsway coach Tony Barchuk said as Polk exchanged hugs and high fives with his friends. "He's a magnet. " The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Polk was recruited by Navy in large part because of athletic ability and football talent.
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September 7, 2014
When: Saturday at 1 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field Records: Navy, 0-1; Temple, 1-0. TV/Radio: ESPN3; 97.5 FM The Fanatic. Coaches: Navy, Ken Niumatalolo (7th season, 49-31); Temple, Matt Rhule (2d season, 3-10). Series: 5-5. In the last meeting, Temple won, 27-24, on Oct. 31, 2009. Three Things to Watch 1. With its lethal triple-option, Navy's running game posseses a huge threat to the Owls, whose defensive line needs to win the line of scrimmage. 2. Temple is banged up at wide receiver.
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December 16, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Offensive linemen usually are overlooked, but it was difficult to pass over the performance of junior guard Jake Zuzek and the Navy offensive line in Saturday's 34-7 victory over Army at snowy and rainy Lincoln Financial Field. The Midshipmen rushed for 343 yards led by a 136-yard, three-touchdown output by sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds. Fullbacks Noah Copeland and Quinton Singleton ripped off long runs that led to scores by the Mids. And the 6-foot, 310-pound Zuzek, a West Catholic graduate and a resident of Brookhaven, Delaware County, was in the middle of all of it. On Reynolds' 47-yard dash for his first touchdown, Zuzek blocked his man to the outside, and Reynolds cut inside the block and was gone.
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December 16, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Yes, that first-half snow looked pretty on CBS3 as an Army-Navy backdrop, the scenery a cozy bit of Americana. Soon enough, however, a cold rain began pouring down on Lincoln Financial Field. It joined a jolting wind that blew in from the concourses. On Saturday, the longest run of Navy-Army dominance extended to 12 games: Midshipmen 34, Cadets 7. That cold wind keeps blowing from the south. What it meant this time? A ninth straight class of senior Cadets had left this greatest of rivalries without experiencing victory.
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December 16, 2013 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
  PHILADELPHIA Some at Guantanamo Bay have talked trash about the game. Others have watched it on tape delay in a tent during the first Gulf War. The Army-Navy Game evokes such fierce rivalry - and deep pride - that some have placed bets on it in a war zone. "When I was in Iraq, I bet a guy [in the Army] $20," said Bruce Little, who graduated from the Naval Academy in the 1970s and continued to work for the Navy. "He paid me all in pennies," Little added. "And it was hard to get pennies in Iraq.
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