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May 30, 1992 | by Bob Warner, Daily News Staff Writer
The 1993 Army-Navy football game will be played at the New Jersey Meadowlands instead of Veterans Stadium, but the service academies say Philadelphia shouldn't take offense. "We have an option once every four years to go somewhere else, and we just exercised that option for 1993," Naval Academy athletic director Jack Lengyel said. "It has nothing to do with Philadelphia . . . We are national institutions, and this exposes us to somewhat different markets, a different audience. " "We firmly believe that Philadelphia is the traditional home of the Army- Navy game, and look forward to close professional and warm personal associations in the future," West Point's athletic director, Albert Vanderbush, said in a letter informing Philadelphia officials of the decision.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1990 | By Jack E. Ewing, Special to The Inquirer
All eyes will be on Philadelphia tomorrow for the 91st Army-Navy game.In the matchup, which starts at 2:30 p.m. before an anticipated sellout crowd at Veterans Stadium and a national TV audience, Army will try to even the series. Navy holds a 42-41 advantage, with seven ties. Navy's basketball team also will be in town this weekend, meeting the Penn Quakers at 7 tonight at the Palestra. The Quakers are led by guards Paul Chambers and Ken Graf, and center Vince Curran. In college basketball tomorrow evening, the St. Joseph's Hawks take on the Villanova Wildcats in a Big 5 City Series contest at the Spectrum.
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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.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Stan Hochman, Daily News Columnist
NAVY BEAT Army three in a row in the early '60s. So West Point put the skates on Dale Hall, big, stoic, by-the-book coach. Tried to lure Vince Lombardi, but he'd been there, done that, and besides, he had a dynasty brewing in Green Bay. So Army hired Paul Dietzel, who had won a national championship at LSU. Called his defensive guys "Chinese Bandits. " Sent them screeching, swarming after the quarterback, from unorthodox angles. Had Wayne Hardin, the Navy coach, drooling. First time he faced Dietzel, in '62, he had Chinese calligraphy stenciled on every gold Navy helmet.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2003 | By Henry J. Holcomb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia is facing tougher-than-ever competition from cities across the nation in its bid to keep hosting the Army-Navy game. Realizing the economic value of the games, the academies want more than ever from the host city - a larger share of the gate, tickets, VIP stadium suites, and free transportation for all their midshipmen and cadets, totaling about 10,000 people. Still, 15 cities "have stepped up and are throwing a lot of money into their campaigns," said Tom Lynch, a retired two-star Navy admiral and Annapolis graduate.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
MEAKA RICHIE will find her tranquil spot again tomorrow, some place safe around Lincoln Financial Field, a quiet area, where no one can see her. Richie will definitely make sure her son, Lonnie Richardson, doesn't see her. Then again, Richardson, the Naval Academy's 5-11, 188-pound junior defensive back out of Chester, will probably have more immediate concerns - like extending the Midshipmen's current all-time record winning streak against Army...
NEWS
February 26, 1988 | By KIT KONOLIGE, Daily News Staff Writer
It's still 21 months until an Army-Navy game can be played anywhere except Philadelphia, but already Baltimore, Jacksonville, Dallas and East Rutherford, N.J., are trying to lure the prestigious gridiron clash. Baltimore officials met yesterday with Army athletic director Carl Ullrich in Bordentown, N.J., in an attempt to convince him of the advantages of moving the 1989 game to their city. The advantages for the host city are substantial: several million dollars for the local economy and national television exposure.
NEWS
December 8, 2012 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perhaps it was merely a duty to history that led Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to keep the leather-bound book the rest of her life. Or maybe the ornate program given to John F. Kennedy at 1962's Army-Navy game possessed for her a "Rosebud" significance, an obscure artifact that recalled one of the best and brightest moments of her late husband's presidency. Saturday's Army-Navy meeting at Lincoln Financial Field will mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's last visit to what was then college football's greatest rivalry.
NEWS
December 5, 1999 | By L. Stuart Ditzen and Leonard N. Fleming, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
They began arriving as early as 8 a.m., cars and vans sliding into the lots around Veterans Stadium, many bearing license plates from New York and Maryland. Soon the air was sweet with the aroma of barbecue smoke and the parking lots were alive with friendly, well-mannered tailgate parties. Before long, a stream of fans was flowing into the stadium for a football game that, for many, rings with a chime of patriotism and honored tradition. On a perfect late autumn day, the 100th Army-Navy game was played yesterday before a crowd of more than 70,000 at the Vet. Navy won, 19-9.
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SPORTS
March 3, 2016
VILLANOVA The Wildcats finish the season Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center against a Georgetown team that took a 14-15, 7-9 record into Tuesday's game at Marquette. Even though the Hoyas are struggling, Villanova coach Jay Wright said it is still a special game between these two original Big East teams. "The game takes on a life of its own regardless where anybody is in the standings," Wright said. That certainly was the case earlier this season, when Villanova won a hard-fought 55-50 decision at Georgetown on Jan. 16. "This is almost like an Army-Navy game for us," Wright said.
NEWS
December 14, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Annelyssa Reynolds cares deeply about being at the annual Army-Navy Game to cheer for Navy - deeply enough to schedule her wedding around it. Reynolds, of Mount Laurel, and her beloved, David Snyder of York, Pa., exchanged vows at St. Augustine Church in Philadelphia on Friday. Less than 24 hours later, weary but exhilarated, they joined a dozen family members and friends for a pregame, blue-and-gold tailgate party in a parking lot near Lincoln Financial Field. Reynolds, 28, has been going to the Army-Navy Game to cheer for Navy since she was 10, the first time accompanying a friend whose father graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.
NEWS
December 14, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Retired Army Lt. Col. Richard Peck is no stranger to adversity, having served 12 years on active duty and 16 more in the reserves. But ahead of kickoff at the Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, Peck said West Point football's 13-game losing streak - now 14 - was testing even his limits. "We've got to put a stop to this nonsense. I didn't drive 285 miles to watch them lose!" said Peck, 67, an American Legionnaire from Pascoag, R.I., who sported an elaborately waxed mustache and a "Beat Navy" hat embellished with the word Please!
SPORTS
December 10, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kelvin White is not a captain on the 2015 Army football team but he leads like one. Coach Jeff Monken invited him to last week's Army-Navy luncheon at Lincoln Financial Field and referred to him as "captain of Pennsylvania" before White spoke on behalf of the Black Knights players. White, a senior tight end from Enola, Pa., near Harrisburg, has had to work hard, along with the Army captains and seniors, to keep up the players' spirits. Army enters Saturday's game against Navy at the Linc with a 2-9 record, with six of their losses by six points or less or in the final minute.
SPORTS
December 9, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Much of Keenan Reynolds' success during his career at Navy has come from his ability to fake a would-be tackler in one direction and cut the other way, which is kind of like what he did last week with reporters when the subject turned to the Heisman Trophy. "Sure, I'm definitely grateful to be in the conversation," the senior quarterback said during last week's Army-Navy luncheon at Lincoln Financial Field. "I think every kid has that dream of hoisting the trophy. But that's not why you play the game.
NEWS
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)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
April 24, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles must travel for three of their first four games this fall but will be home for three of their last four. Pope Francis and the Phillies are the reasons. The Phillies have scheduled homestands during Weeks 1 and 4 of the NFL schedule. The pope is visiting Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families during the third weekend of the season. "As a result, that . . . puts us on the road for [those] weeks," Eagles president Don Smolenski said Wednesday, a day after their schedule was released.
SPORTS
May 19, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
AFTER SPENDING the last 4 years in the Army, including three deployments in Afghanistan totaling 20 months, Alejandro Villanueva acknowledged he still is getting adjusted to civilian life. "I've been wearing a uniform and a flag for about 8 years now; it's all I know," the 2010 West Point graduate said. "I can't remember anything that happened before going to West Point. "It's kind of different not saluting the flag in the morning and saying the [Army] Ranger's Creed. Not hanging up your military helmet at the end of the day as opposed to a football helmet.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Among the revelations in Betty Medsger's powerful new book, The Burglary , is the story of how local antiwar activists shrewdly selected March 8, 1971, for their historic break-in at an FBI office in Media. That was the night of the "Fight of the Century," the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier meeting, and the burglars understood that, to paraphrase a popular protest refrain from the turbulent era, the whole world would be watching. Even though Americans who wanted to watch live had to pay to do so at closed-circuit venues, Ali-Frazier still attracted 300 million viewers worldwide, the largest TV audience ever at the time, more than had watched the 1969 moon landing.
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