May 30, 1992 |
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.
December 7, 1990 |
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.
December 16, 2013 |
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.
December 13, 2013 |
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.
April 17, 2003 |
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.
December 13, 2013 |
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...
February 26, 1988 |
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.
December 8, 2012 |
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.
December 5, 1999 |
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.