Navy Football Team To Start Spring Practice On Monday, March 17
Junior nose guard Bernard Sarra
Feb. 27, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced today that the Mids will start spring practice on Monday, March 17 and will hold 15 practices concluding with a potential spring game on Friday, April 11.
Navy returns 20 starters (eight on offense, five on defense and five specialists) and
51 lettermen off a team that 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 was 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. The 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009 teams also achieved the feat.
Navy has won at least nine games five times in the last 10 years. Before the current
streak, Navy had won nine or more games just five times in the previous 77 seasons.
The practice schedule is listed below. All dates and times are tentative. The spring
game is also tentative.
Navy 2014 Spring Practice Dates
Monday, March 17 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Wednesday, March 19 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Friday, March 21 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Saturday, March 22 at 9 AM at the Naval Academy
Monday, March 24 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Wednesday, March 26 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Friday, March 28 at 4 PM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Saturday, March 29 at 9 AM at the Naval Academy (scrimmage)
Tuesday, April 1 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Thursday, April 3 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Saturday, April 5 at 9 AM at the Naval Academy (scrimmage)
Monday, April 7 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Wednesday, April 9 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Thursday, April 10 at 4 PM at the Naval Academy
Friday, April 11 at 7 PM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (spring game