Navy's Spring Football Game To Be Televised Live By CBS Sports Network
Rising junior slot back Gee Gee Greene
March 29, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—CBS Sports Network will televise live Navy’s annual Blue-Gold Spring Football game on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. It will be the first time in school history that Navy’s spring game will be televised.
“I am very excited that our spring football game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network,” said Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo. “Not only will it give Navy fans all over the world a unique opportunity to watch a game they normally wouldn’t get to see, but it’s also another opportunity to expose potential recruits to our football program.”
Craig Bolerjack, Randy Cross and Kaylee Hartung will call all the action from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Navy returns 39 letterwinners off last year’s squad that posted a 9-4 record and participated in a school record eighth-straight bowl game and defeated Army for a series record ninth-consecutive year.
Navy football season tickets are on sale now at www.navysports.com
Fans can also buy season tickets by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY or at the Ricketts Hall Box Office. Season tickets start at $190.
Navy’s 2011 football schedule will include five games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium as well as the annual Army-Navy game presented by USAA that will be played at FedExField in Landover, Md. Navy will battle eight teams that played in a bowl game in 2010 and a Delaware team that played for the FCS National Championship.
Navy kicks off the 2011 campaign against Delaware on Sept. 3 before hitting the road for games at Western Kentucky on Sept. 10 and at South Carolina on Sept. 17. South Carolina finished the 2010 season with a 9-5 record and played Auburn in the SEC Championship game. One of the biggest wins in school history came against South Carolina in 1984 when the Mids upset the No. 2 Gamecocks, 38-21, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Mids will take a week off before playing host to Service Academy rival Air Force (Oct. 1) and Southern Miss (Oct. 8). The game against the Falcons is the first leg in the battle for the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, while the game against the Golden Eagles will mark the first meeting between the two programs.
Navy travels to Rutgers on Oct. 15 in what will be the first meeting between the two schools since the Mids won a thriller, 23-21, in 2008. The Mids return home to play host to East Carolina on Oct. 22 for Homecoming. Navy scored a modern day-record 76 points in a 76-35 victory over East Carolina this past fall. Closing out the month of October will be a trip to South Bend (Oct. 29) where the Mids will be looking to win three-straight over Notre Dame in South Bend and four out of five overall against the Irish.
Navy will play its final home game of the year on Nov. 5 when the Mids play host to Troy in the first meeting between the two schools. The Mids then hit the road for games at SMU (Nov. 12) and San Jose State (Nov. 19) before closing the regular season against Army on Dec. 12 at FedExField. If the Mids reach six wins, they will play an opponent from the ACC in the Military Bowl (date TBA).
Single game tickets will go on sale May 17.
Date Opponent Location TV
Sept. 3 Delaware Annapolis, Md. CBSSN
Sept. 10 at Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky. TBA
Sept. 17 at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. TBA
Oct. 1 Air Force Annapolis, Md. CBSSN
Oct. 8 Southern Miss Annapolis, Md. CBSSN
Oct. 15 at Rutgers New Brunswick, N.J. TBA
Oct. 22 East Carolina (HC) Annapolis, Md. CBSSN
Oct. 29 at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. NBC
Nov. 5 Troy Annapolis, Md. CBSSN
Nov. 12 at SMU Dallas, Texas TBA
Nov. 19 at San Jose State San Jose, Calif. TBA
Dec. 10 vs. Army Landover, Md. CBS