Thursday, November 29, 2007

Army-Navy Game Notes - Mids set to take on Black Knights

Game Data

Navy (7-4), coming off a 35-24 victory over Northern Illinois that clinched a fifth-straight winning season, will play host to Army (3-8) at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium (70,008) in the 108th playing of the Army-Navy game, the greatest rivalry in all of sports, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The game is sold out. The 108thy Army-Navy Football Game is supported by Silver Partners AT&T, Lockheed Martin, USAA, the US Army and the US Navy.

CBS will televise the game nationally starting at 12 noon with Ian Eagle and Boomer Esiason calling the game, while Sam Ryan will handle the sideline duties. CBS Radio/Westwood One will broadcast the game nationally with Kevin Kugler and Terry Bowden calling the action.

WJZ-TV in Baltimore (Channel 13) will air a three-hour pregame show starting at 9 a.m. which will include live coverage of both march-ons.

Bob Socci, Omar Nelson and John Feinstein will call the game on the Navy Radio Network, which includes WBAL in Baltimore (1090 AM), WNAV in Annapolis (1430 AM), 3WT in Washington, DC (1500 AM), WFED in Northern Virginia (1050 AM), WTRI in Frederick (1520 AM), The Game in Virginia Beach, Va. (102.1 FM) and Hampton Roads, Va. (1490 AM) and Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel TBA). The game will also be streamed live on Navy All-Access, as well as on the web sites of the various stations carrying the game. The pregame show will air at 11 a.m.

Pete Medhurst and Joe Miller will host the Navy Tailgate Show on 1430 WNAV starting at 10 a.m.

The march-on of the Corps of Cadets will take place at 9:35 a.m., while the Brigade of Midshipmen will march on at 10:05 a.m.

Saturday's Navy fly-by will feature four Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornets from the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron 137, based at Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. Piloting the lead aircraft is Lt. Cmdr. Dave "Frosty" Snowden, USNA Class of 1996. The slot aircraft will be piloted by Lt. Colin "Farva" Price, USNA Class of 2001. The right echelon aircraft was piloted by Lt. Rebekah "Charlie" Murphy, USNA Class of 2002, and the left echelon aircraft was piloted by Lt. Jason "Doofus" Duffie, USNA Class of 2002. The Kestrels completed a WESTPAC deployment in August 2006, and are currently nearing the end of their work-up cycle in preparation for deployment onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 in early 2008.

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