Army-Navy: A Traditional Rivalry

Posted by Chris Johnson on August-20-2009 Add Comments

One of the most popular college football rivalries, is that of the annual Army/Navy game. Since 1890, the Midshipmen (Navy) and the Black Knights (formerly the Cadets of Army) have been battling on the gridiron.

Both former and current military members will set aside their duties to watch this one football game, over all others. What are they fighting for? It's bragging rights!

In 1894, an incident between a Rear Admiral and a Brigadier General, which nearly led to a duel after the 1893 Navy victory. President Cleveland called a Cabinet meeting in late February 1894.

At the end of the meeting, Secretary of the Navy Hillary A. Herbert and Secretary of War, Daniel S. Lamont issued general orders that each Academy ...

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