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Navy QB Reynolds named to Davey O’Brien Award Watch List

Posted on 16 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Quarterback Keenan Reynolds Named To The Davey O’Brien Watch List

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy junior Keenan Reynolds is one of 39 quarterbacks on the 2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List announced today by the Davey O’Brien Foundation.

This year’s list, which was compiled by a subset of the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee, was selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2014 college football season.

Jameis Winston of Florida State, the 2013 Davey O’Brien winner, headlines the list. He is bidding to become the fourth quarterback ever to win the award twice, joining BYU’s Ty Detmer (1990-91), Florida’s Danny Wuerffel (1995-96) and Oklahoma’s Jason White (2003-04).

Winston is joined on the Watch List by five semifinalists from a year ago: Brett Hundley (UCLA), Sean Mannion (Oregon State), Marcus Mariota (Oregon), Braxton Miller (Ohio State) and Bryce Petty (Baylor).

The Navy defense will play against three quarterbacks on the list in Ohio State senior Braxton Miller, Notre Dame junior Everett Golson and Temple sophomore P.J. Walker.

Nearly half (19 of 39) of the players on the watch list are seniors. Thirteen juniors and seven sophomores round out the contingent. Among conferences, the Pac-12 leads the way with eight signal callers on the list. The Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC are all represented by five players.

The field will be narrowed to 16 semifinalists on Monday, Nov. 3 and three finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 24. The 2014 Davey O’Brien winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 11.

The 38th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner will be held Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

2014 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award® Watch List

Anthony Boone (Duke, Senior)

Terrance Broadway (Louisiana, Senior)

Shane Carden (East Carolina, Senior)

Rakeem Cato (Marshall, Senior)

Connor Cook (Michigan State, Junior)

Jeff Driskel (Florida, Junior)

Cody Fajardo (Nevada, Senior)

Devin Gardner (Michigan, Senior)

Jared Goff (California, Sophomore)

Everett Golson (Notre Dame, Junior)

Garrett Grayson (Colorado State, Senior)

Christian Hackenberg (Penn State, Sophomore)

Connor Halliday (Washington State, Senior)

Grant Hedrick (Boise State, Senior)

Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion, Senior)

Taysom Hill (BYU, Junior)

Kevin Hogan (Stanford, Junior)

Brett Hundley (UCLA, Junior)

Matt Johnson (Bowling Green, Junior)

Chuckie Keeton (Utah State, Senior)

Taylor Kelly (Arizona State, Senior)

Cody Kessler (USC, Junior)

Trevor Knight (Oklahoma, Sophomore)

Sean Mannion (Oregon State, Senior)

Marcus Mariota (Oregon, Junior)

Nick Marshall (Auburn, Senior)

Hutson Mason (Georgia, Senior)

Braxton Miller (Ohio State, Senior)

John O’Korn (Houston, Sophomore)

Bryce Petty (Baylor, Senior)

Dak Prescott (Mississippi State, Junior)

Keenan Reynolds (Navy, Junior)

Joel Stave (Wisconsin, Junior)

P.J. Walker (Temple, Sophomore)

Bo Wallace (Ole Miss, Senior)

J.W. Walsh (Oklahoma State, Junior)

Jake Waters (Kansas State, Senior)

Davis Webb (Texas Tech, Sophomore)

Jameis Winston (Florida State, Sophomore)

 

By Conference: Pac-12 (8), Big Ten (5), Big 12 (5), SEC (5), Mountain West (4), American Athletic (3), Independents (3), ACC (2), Conference USA (2), Mid-American (1), Sun Belt (1).

By Class: Senior (19), Junior (13), Sophomore (7).

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Navy/Temple game to kick off at 1PM, air on ESPN3

Posted on 16 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Football Game At Temple To Kick At 1:00 PM And Will Be Broadcast On ESPN3
ANNAPOLIS, Md.–The American Athletic Conference and Temple University announced today that Navy’s football game at Temple on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Lincoln Financial Field will kick at 1 PM and will be broadcast on ESPN3.  Navy is 11-0 all-time at Lincoln Financial Field (10-0 against Army, 1-0 against Temple) and with the addition of the Temple game all 12 of Navy’s regular season football games will be broadcast on either CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPNEWS or ESPN3.  Including this year, Navy will have had 93-consecutive football games broadcast on either a major network or ESPN3.  The last Navy football game not to be broadcast was in 2007, when Navy defeated North Texas 74-62 in the highest scoring regulation football game in FBS history.
The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp onWednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.

Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link: http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall. Navy has sold out its allotment of Army-Navy tickets.

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Navy LB Johnson named to Lombardi Award Watch List

Posted on 15 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Senior Outside Linebacker Chris Johnson Named To The Lombardi Award Watch List

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Senior outside linebacker Chris Johnson has been named to the Lombardi Award Watch List.

To be considered for the Rotary Lombardi Award players must be a Division I college football team member and meet the following qualifications:

• Be a down lineman, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, setting up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball at the time of snap.

• Be a linebacker on defense, setting up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage.

• May not come out of the offensive backfield and set up on the line of scrimmage as a blocker or receiver, or be listed as a back or receiver.

• Shows leadership, courage, desire, respect for authority and discipline.

The voting electorate is made up of the head coaches from all Division I schools, sports media personnel from across the country and former winners and finalists of the Rotary Lombardi Award. Currently the total number of voters is approximately 300.

Players that are All-American and All-Conference as voted by the coaches and that meet the criteria for the award are placed on the preliminary Rotary Lombardi Award Watch list.

The Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List is a reference tool for the Selection Committee. It will be periodically revised until the first round of voting is completed.

The first round of voting determines the 12 semi-finalists. The second round of voting will determine the four finalists. The final round of voting will determine the winner of The 45th Rotary Lombardi Award, which will be announced live on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, TX.

Johnson had a standout junior campaign after missing all of his sophomore year with a torn ACL.  A starter in all 13 games, he was an Honorable Mention FBS All-Independent selection.  Johnson was Navy’s third leading tackler in 2013 with 84 stops, including three tackles for a loss. Johnson also tied for the team-lead in interceptions with three, recovered a team-best two fumbles and broke up three passes.

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp onWednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.

Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link: http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall. Navy has sold out its allotment of Army-Navy tickets.

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Navy QB Reynolds named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Posted on 07 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Reynolds Named To Watch List For The Maxwell Award

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy junior quarterback Keenan Reynolds has been named to the watch list for the 78th Maxwell Award, which has been given to the College Player of the Year every year since 1937 by the Maxwell Football Club.

Returning Maxwell Award semifinalists from 2013 include Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, Oregon State QB Sean Mannion, Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, Baylor QB Bryce Petty and returning Maxwell Award finalist Florida State QB Jameis Winston.

Seventy-six players are on the initial watch list, including 35 quarterbacks.  Four Navy opponents have players on the list including Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, Temple quarterback P.J. Walker and Army running back Raymond Maples.

Reynolds is coming off one of the greatest seasons by a Navy football player in school history, rushing for 1,346 yards and 31 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns. His 31 rushing touchdowns was not only a school record, but an NCAA record for a quarterback as well. Reynolds was just the fourth player in NCAA history (any position) to rush for 30 or more touchdowns in a single season.

He finished the 2013 campaign No. 1 in the country in scoring per game (14.7 points per contest), tied for first in touchdowns (31) and tied for 11th in points responsible for per game (18.2). His 1,3446 rushing yards are the 14th most in NCAA history by a quarterback and the third most in school history by any player. His seven rushing touchdowns against San Jose State set an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in any game and tied the NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by any player against an FBS opponent.

Reynolds scored 188 points in 2013, eclipsing the school record of 174 set by Bill Ingram in 1917. His 236 points responsible for (31 rushing touchdowns, eight passing touchdowns, one two-point conversion) shattered the previous school record of 198 set by Ricky Dobbs in 2009.

Reynolds has led Navy to five fourth quarter comebacks in his first two seasons, which is the second most fourth quarter comebacks in the country among active quarterbacks. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller has engineered six fourth quarter comebacks.

The Navy football team finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 12th-consecutive year. The 2013 team is just the fifth in Navy’s 132-year history of playing football to win at least nine games in a season, beat Army and win a bowl game joining the 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 squads.

Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp on Wednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.

Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link:http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall. Navy has sold out its allotment of Army-Navy tickets.

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Navy sells out ticket allotment for Army game

Posted on 04 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Sells Out Its Allotment For The 2014 Army-Navy Football Game

Tickets still remain for Ohio State, Notre Dame and five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

The Naval Academy announced today that it has sold out its ticket allotment for the 2014 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium and will be televised nationally by CBS.

Navy fans still have seven other opportunities to watch Navy play including neutral site games against Ohio State (Saturday, August 30 in Baltimore) and Notre Dame (Saturday, Nov. 1 in Landover) and five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium including the home opener on Sept. 20 against Rutgers and Homecoming on Oct. 25 against San Jose State.

Season and single-game tickets are still on sale by going to navysports.com (click on this link for the direct link: http://bit.ly/LNw2FX), by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the ticket office in Ricketts Hall.

Navy kicks off the 2014 campaign on August 30th against national title contender Ohio State. The team reports for camp on Wednesday, July 30, the first practice is Thursday, July 31 and Media Day/Fan Fest is Saturday, August 2.

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Navy announces 2014 football recruiting class

Posted on 01 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy Announces 2014 Football Recruiting Class 

ANNAPOLIS, Md.–Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo released the names of the 2014 football recruiting class on Tuesday evening as 60 prospects representing 20 states went through induction ceremonies and began plebe summer.

“We are very excited about the group of young men that went through induction ceremonies today,” said Niumatalolo.  “If they work hard and do the things they are supposed to do in Bancroft Hall, in the classroom, in the weight room and on the practice field they will have a chance to contribute to our success.”

North Carolina produced the most prospects with nine, while eight hail from Texas, six from California and five from Florida. The Mids got four players each out of Georgia and Arizona, while three each are matriculating from Colorado, Tennessee and Virginia.

Navy Football season and single game tickets are currently on sale at the Ricketts Hall Ticket Office, by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or by logging on to the web at www.navysports.com.  Navy opens the 2014 campaign on Saturday, August 30 against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium.  Navy also will play Notre Dame on Saturday, Nov. 1 at FedExField in Landover, Md. and Army on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Baltimore.  The Mids play five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium including a Sept. 20 date against Rutgers in the home opener and an Oct. 25 Homecoming game against San Jose State.

 

 

NAVY FOOTBALL CLASS OF 2018

Name                          Position                     Ht.            Wt.            Hometown/High School

Evan Akins                        OL                        6-6            285            Hudsonville, Mich. / Hudsonville

Shane Artim                        DL                        6-3            235            Mountain View, Calif. / St. Francis

Justin Artis                        SB                        6-1            195            Wallisville, Texas / Anahuac

Randy Beggs                        DB                        6-0            185            Murrieta, Calif / Vista Murrieta

Dexter Bell                        DB                        6-3            193            Imperial, Calif. / Imperial

Darryl Bonner               SB                        5-7            165            Fayetteville, N.C. / Terry Sanford

John Brown                        SB                        5-9            180            Durham, N.C. / Jordan

Josh Brown                        SB                        5-9            180            Lilburn, Ga. / Brookwood

Tyler Carmona                        WR                        6-4            205            Davie, Fla. / American Heritage

Pat Cassley                        K                        6-1            200            Encino, Calif. / Crespi Carmelite

Brandon Colon                WR                        6-4            205            Los Fresnos, Texas / Los Fresnos

Jahmaal Daniel               SB                        5-6            160            Fayetteville, N.C. / Terry Sanford

Myles Davenport                        LB                        6-2            225            Fayetteville, N.C. / Terry Sanford

Eli Dawson                        OLB                        6-5            235            Columbus, Ohio / Western Reserve

Alex Duncan                        DB                        5-10            185            Chapel Hill, N.C. / Chapel Hill

Dylan Fischer              DL                        6-2            290            Phoenix, Ariz. / Desert Vista

Austin Hague                        DL                        6-4            248            Richmond, Va. / Benedictine

Devin Harris                        DB                        5-10            170            Arlington, Texas / Arlington

Mason Hicks                        LB                        6-1            212            Lexington, N.C. / North Davidson

Chris High                        SB                        6-0            185            Oklahoma City, Okla. / Douglass

Luke Holley                        P                        6-0            170            Tucson, Ariz. / Cienega

Winn Howard                        LB                        6-2            210            Monument, Colo. / Palmer Ridge

Brandon Jones                 OLB                        6-4            205            Keller, Texas / Keller

Terrance Laster                OLB                        6-1            210            Cary, N.C. / Panther Creek

Chad Lewellyn                        WR                        6-4            180            Louisville, Ky. / Christian Academy

Robert Lindsey              OL                        6-4            260            Palm Bay, Fla. / Bayside

Tony Mack                        LB                        6-1            220            Moorpark, Calif. / Moorpark

Abdul-Malik Majeed   DB                        5-9            185            Moorestown, N.J. / The Hun School

Travis Marshall                        QB                        6-3            200            Alpharetta, Ga. / Chattahoochee

Evan Martin                        OL                        6-3            280            Lee’s Summit, Mo. / Lee’s Summit West

Kevin McCoy              OLB                        6-4            205            Fayetteville, N.C. / Douglas Byrd

Dexter McGriff                        OL                        6-2            260            Muskogee, Okla. / Muskogee

Conrey Meagher             DB                        5-10            191            Oxford, Miss. / Oxford

Elijah Merchant                        DB                        5-10            180            Humble, Texas / Atascocita

Reggie Miles                        DL                        6-5            240            Woodbridge, Va. / C.D. Hylton

James Munson             DB                        5-8            160            Staten Island, N.Y. / Tottenville

Joe Nauert                        LB                        6-2            221            Scottsdale, Ariz. / Chaparral

Trenton Noller                OL                        6-4            310            Windsor, Colo. / Windsor

Justin Norton                        DB                        6-2            185            Rowlett, Texas / Skyline

Trey Olsen                        OLB                        6-4            235            Roseville, Calif. / Oakmont

DJ Palmore                        OLB                        6-3            235            Memphis, Tenn. / Christian Brothers

Zach Peck                        DL                        6-3            220            Windsor, Colo. / Windsor

Ronnie Querry               LS                        6-1            215            Chandler, Ariz. / Basha

Michael Raiford              DL                        6-6            280            Stockbridge, Ga. / Heritage

Dylan Roney                        OLB                        6-2            235            Novi, Mich. / Detroit Central Catholic

Tyler Sayles                        DE                        6-2            240            Coral Springs, Fla. / Deerfield Beach

George Schultz              DB                        5-10            170            Miami, Fla. / Coral Reef

Craig Scott                        WR                        6-2            175            Kansas City, Mo. / Park Hill South

David Smith                        OLB                        6-2            210            Newport News, Va. / Warwick

Sean Spencer                        DL                        6-3            250            Newnan, Ga. / Northgate

Nick Theos                        SB                        5-7            180            Charleston, S.C. / Bishop England

Micah Thomas             LB                        6-1            235            Cedar Park, Texas / Vista Ridge

Jerry Thompson                        DB                        6-0            180            Memphis, Tenn. / White Station

Tim Tupa                        QB                        6-0            190            Brecksville, Ohio / Brecksville-Broadview Heights

Parker Wade                        OL                        6-2            265            Nashville, Tenn. / Ensworth

Josh Walker                        SB                        5-11            190            Decatur, Ala. / Austin

Eric Watson                        QB                        5-11            205            Humble, Texas / Atascocita

Seth White                        OL                        6-3            265            Smithfield, Utah / Sky View

Tyris Wooten                        WR                        6-1            180            Palm Bay, Fla. / Heritage

Isaac Wright                        DB                        5-10            168            Gastonia, N.C. / Ashbrook

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Military Bowl to return to Annapolis December 27

Posted on 24 June 2014 by WNST Staff

2014 MILITARY BOWL® PRESENTED BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN SET FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 27 AT NAVY-MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL STADIUM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Military Bowl® presented by Northrop Grumman, benefiting the USO, today announced that its 2014 game will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. It will be televised nationally on ESPN.

This year’s game is the first in a six-year cycle that will match a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) against an opponent from the American Athletic Conference. The Military Bowl now has long-term partnerships in place with both conferences, ESPN and Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

“With a new conference matchup and many new exciting Bowl Week events in the works, we are certain that the 2014 game will be our best yet,” Military Bowl President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “A Saturday afternoon kickoff is great not only for football fans in the local community but also for those traveling to the region. We look forward to hosting the teams and fans in the National Capital Region this December.”

This past year, for the fourth consecutive bowl season, the Military Bowl provided $100,000 to the USO and thousands of complimentary tickets to military personnel and their families. As part of the 2013 Military Bowl gameday activities, Northrop Grumman donated a specially equipped van to the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore for wounded warrior transportation.

The 2013 matchup between Maryland and Marshall attracted more than 30,000 fans to the festivities at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Thundering Herd defeated the Terrapins 31-20 in Annapolis.

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Navy announces 2014-2015 basketball schedule

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Navy announces 2014-2015 basketball schedule

Posted on 19 June 2014 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Head coach Ed DeChellis has announced the Navy men’s basketball program’s 2014-15 schedule. The Mids will play 18 Patriot League conference games and 12 non-conference games. Navy will play 15 games at Alumni Hall.

Navy will open the 2014-15 season by hosting the inaugural ‘Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy’ onFriday, November 14. Tennessee will face VCU at Alumni Hall at 6:30 PM and Navy will host Michigan State at 9:00 PM. Both games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

Michigan State (29-9, 12-6 Big Ten) won the Big Ten Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight before falling to eventual national champion UConn. This will just be the second time that Navy has hosted a Big Ten team and the first since hosting Ohio State in 1932. Navy defeated Michigan State in overtime on Nov. 29, 1986, 91-90 in the only other meeting in series history. Then-senior David Robinson had 43 points and 16 rebounds.

Navy will begin competition in the four-game Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday, November 16by playing a campus site game at Notre Dame. Notre Dame (15-17, 6-12 ACC) struggled in its first season in the ACC last year and had its first season with a losing record since 1999.

Navy will play a second campus site game at Providence on Thursday, November 20 before playing two games at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Providence (23-12, 10-8 BIG EAST) won the BIG EAST Tournament Championship last year before falling to sixth-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA Second Round.

Navy will meet Northeastern in the Springfield Bracket of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday, November 22 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Navy will then face either Manhattan or Binghamton in the championship or consolation game of the Springfield Bracket on Sunday, November 23.

Northeastern (11-21, 7-9 CAA) is led by 2014 CAA Defensive Player of the Year and all-league second-team honoree Scott Eatherton (15.9 ppg). Eatherton ranked fourth in the NCAA with his 19 double-doubles and was 10th in the country with 10.2 rebounds per game last year.

Manhattan (25-8, 15-5 MAAC) won the MAAC Tournament Championship last season before falling to fourth-seeded Louisville in the NCAA Second Round. Navy has defeated Binghamton (7-23, 4-12 America East) in each of the last two seasons.

Navy will open a three-game homestand by hosting Division III member Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday, November 26 in Alumni Hall. This will be Navy’s first game against Penn State Harrisburg (8-17, 5-11 Capital Athletic Conference).

The Mids will welcome Saint Francis U on Saturday, November 29. Saint Francis U (10-21, 7-9 Northeast) edged Navy, 60-57, in an early-season matchup last year on Veterans Day. Navy’s rising junior Will Kelly had 12 points and 10 rebounds against the Red Flash.

Navy closes the three-game homestand by hosting Penn on Wednesday, December 3. Navy and Penn (8-20, 5-9 Ivy League) will meet for the 82nd time in series history and only Army (120 games) has faced Navy more than Penn.

The Mids will play at The Citadel on Saturday, December 6. Navy posted a 79-74 win over the Bulldogs (7-26, 2-14 SoCon) in Annapolis last season.

After playing one military college in The Citadel, Navy will renew the series with another as VMI travels to Alumni Hall for a game onTuesday, December 9. VMI (22-13) led the nation in scoring in its last season in the Big South. The Keydets will play in the SoCon in 2014-15.

Navy will close its non-conference slate with a pair of games against in-state opponents. Navy will play at Maryland Eastern Shore onSaturday, December 13 and following a break for final exams, Navy will host Towson on Monday, December 22.

Maryland Eastern Shore (6-24, 4-12 MEAC) will be under the direction of first-year head coach Bobby Collins. Collins was the head coach at Division II Winston-Salem State for the past eight years. Navy defeated UMES last season, 67-59.

After its impressive turnaround of going 1-31 in 2012 to 18-13 in 2013, Towson (25-11, 13-3 CAA) took another step forward last year with its 25 wins and run to the postseason CollegeInsider.com Tournament Quarterfinals.

Navy will open its 24th season of Patriot League play at home against Loyola on Wednesday, January 31. Navy will play at Loyola in its regular season finale on Saturday, February 28. Loyola (11-19, 6-12 PL) tied for seventh place in its first season in the Patriot League in 2014. In two very close games last year, Loyola defeated Navy in overtime, 63-57, in Baltimore and also escaped Annapolis with a two-point win (67-65).

Navy will play at Lafayette on Saturday, January 3 and the Leopards will travel to Annapolis for a game on Saturday, January 31. Lafayette (11-20, 6-12 PL) and Navy split the 2014 season series. Navy won in Annapolis, 79-71, and Lafayette earned the win in Easton. The Leopards played the majority of their conference games without all-league player Seth Hinrichs (16.4 ppg), who will return for his senior season.

Navy will host Boston University on Wednesday, January 7 and the game in Boston will be played on Wednesday, February 4. Boston (24-11, 15-3 PL) won the Patriot League Regular Season Championship in its first season in the league. The Terriers played in the NIT after falling to American in the conference tournament championship.

The Mids will play at Army on Saturday, January 10 this season and the Army-Navy Star Game will be contested in Annapolis onSaturday, February 7. Navy defeated Army (15-16, 10-8 PL) in the 2014 Star Game at West Point, 79-57, to extend its Star Series lead to 54-37. Worth Smith had 23 points and eight rebounds and Navy’s 22-point margin of victory was its largest in the Star Series since 1999.

Navy will play at Bucknell on Wednesday, January 14 and the Bison will make the return trip to Annapolis on Wednesday, February 11. The Mids snapped an eight-game losing streak to Bucknell (16-14, 11-7 PL) last season with a 62-61 win over the visiting Bison in Alumni Hall. Navy built a 16-point second-half lead and held off a furious Bucknell rally.

Colgate will travel to Annapolis for a contest on Saturday, January 17 and the Mids will make their annual trek to Hamilton, N.Y. onSaturday, February 14. Although Colgate (13-18, 6-12 PL) and Navy split during the regular season as each team won on its home court, it was the Raiders who eliminated Navy in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament with a 57-51 win in Hamilton.

Navy will play at Lehigh on Wednesday, January 21. The Mountain Hawks will play at Navy on Wednesday, February 18. Navy and Lehigh (14-18, 7-11 PL) had two very hard-fought games last season but Lehigh was able to come out with two wins. Lehigh edged Navy in overtime, 68-66, in Annapolis and then won in Bethlehem, 72-65.

Navy and Holy Cross will first meet in Worcester, Mass. on Saturday, January 24 before facing each other in Annapolis on Saturday, February 21. Holy Cross (20-14, 12-6 PL) posted its first 20-win season since 2007 and advanced to the league semifinals as the No. 3 seed. Holy Cross swept the season series with Navy.

Navy will host defending Patriot League Champion American on Wednesday, January 28. The Mids will play at American onWednesday, February 28. American (20-13, 13-5 PL) won its first Patriot League Tournament Championship since 2009 before falling to Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. American swept the season series with Navy.

The 2015 Patriot League Tournament begins on Monday, March 2 with two first-round games. The league quarterfinals will be playedWednesday, March 4 and the semifinals are Saturday, March 7. The Patriot League Championship is Wednesday, March 11. All 10 teams will qualify for the tournament and all games will be played at campus sites.

 

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Navy basketball to host Michigan State for CBS Veterans Classic event

Posted on 09 June 2014 by WNST Staff

CBS Sports Network Partners with Navy to Create Annual College Basketball Event, “Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy”
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – CBS Sports Network and the Naval Academy have partnered to create a new college basketball event, VETERANS CLASSIC AT THE NAVAL ACADEMY, an annual showcase bringing together top teams from across the country in celebration of Veterans Day. The inaugural event tips-off on Friday, Nov. 14, and features Tennessee vs. VCU at 6:30 PM, ET, followed by Michigan State vs. Navy at 9:00 PM, ET. CBS Sports Network also will feature on-site pre-game, halftime and post-game studio coverage, live from Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Md.
The event will take place each year through 2017, with Navy hosting and participating, along with other top teams from across the country. The Veterans Classic officially tips off CBS Sports Network’s 2014 college basketball schedule.
The three participating schools will have the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of what life is like as a midshipman at the Naval Academy. From touring the `Yard,’ to watching noon meal formation and eating lunch with the Brigade at King Hall, the teams will be immersed in the culture and tradition of the Naval Academy. The event will include a number of other unique experiences, including military demonstrations and receptions.
“We are excited to collaborate with the Naval Academy to honor our veterans and celebrate the beginning of the college basketball season with this annual event,” said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports. “With three 2014 NCAA Tournament teams, we look forward to tipping off the season with a great night of college basketball.”
“This should be a terrific event over the next four years featuring some of the best college basketball teams in the country,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “We are excited to be able to put on a first class event with our partners from CBS, while also honoring veterans from all the services. It will be an incredible opportunity for our basketball program to host some of the premier basketball programs in the country in Alumni Hall.”
CBS Sports Network will again feature an extensive college basketball schedule this year, including teams from the American Athletic Conference, BIG EAST, Mountain West, Atlantic 10, Conference USA and Patriot League, as well as a number of early season tournaments including the Paradise Jam, Cancun Challenge, Great Alaska Shootout and Corpus Christi Challenge.

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Navy football to play in Western Division of American Athletic Conference

Posted on 30 May 2014 by WNST Staff

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced that two divisions of six teams each will begin play in the 2015 football season, culminating in the first American Athletic Conference Championship Game.

The East-West format was approved unanimously by the conference’s chief executive officers at the league’s annual meetings.

“This is an exciting step in the continued development of our conference,” said Aresco. “With our performance on the field and the exposure we received from our media partners, I couldn’t be more satisfied with our first year of American Athletic Conference football. Creating this divisional format will allow us to build upon that success. Our fans will enjoy our divisional play and the championship game that will be established in 2015.

“The East-West format we have adopted gives each division a distinct identity, provides long-term competitive balance and protects traditional rivalries while allowing each school to travel across the conference’s geographical footprint on a regular basis.”

With the addition of East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa this summer, The American will be comprised of 11 member institutions: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa in 2014-15. Navy joins as a 12th football member in 2015.

The East Division will include UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, USF and Temple. The West Division will consist of Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Tulane and Tulsa. Each team will play a total of eight conference games, facing the other five teams in its own division as well as three from the other division, ensuring that each school will play every conference opponent at home and on the road at least once in a four-year cycle. The division winners will play for the conference title at the home site of the highest ranked divisional champion.

2015 American Athletic Conference Football
East Division West Division
UCF Houston
Cincinnati Memphis
UConn Navy
East Carolina SMU
USF Tulane
Temple Tulsa


The two-division format will come on the heels of a remarkable debut for The American in 2013 and what promises to be an equally successful 2014 campaign. The American was one of three FBS conferences – along with the Big Ten and the SEC – that had two 12-win teams in 2013, including UCF, which went 12-1 and defeated Big 12 champion Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

The American has the most challenging nonconference schedule of any league in 2014, including scheduled games against 10 teams that were ranked in the top 25 of last year’s final USA Today Coaches’ Poll (South Carolina, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Baylor, UCLA, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Duke, Vanderbilt) and additional games against BYU (three), Georgia Tech, Miami and Penn State.

In addition to the divisional alignment announcement, Aresco confirmed two other football-related procedural items, which were approved by the conference’s athletic directors, to be implemented for the 2014-15 season:

·         2014 Regular Season Tiebreaker Procedure: For the 2014 season, the American Athletic Conference Football Champion will be the team that finishes the regular season with the highest winning percentage in conference games. If more than one team has the same winning percentage, the tied teams are declared co-champions. To determine the College Football Playoff/Host Bowl representative, the co-champion ranked highest by the College Football Playoff Committee will be eligible to receive the automatic bid shared with Conference USA, the Mid-American, Mountain West, and Sun Belt conferences.

·         Eighth Official: The American will add an eighth on-field official, who will be positioned behind the quarterback, for all of its conference games in 2014 for a one-season trial. The eighth official will also be used in all of Navy’s games in which game officials are assigned by The American. The conference’s head football coaches recommended implementation primarily to enhance student-athlete safety.

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