Guess who'll be at the Army-Navy football game

Matt Saintsing
December 05, 2018 - 10:27 am

Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


When the Navy Midshipmen take to the gridiron this Saturday in Philadelphia against the Army Black Knights for their 119th meeting, they’ll have a special guest: President Donald Trump. 

The White House confirmed the president’s attendance at the iconic service academy matchup on Tuesday. It will be the second time Trump will attend the highly anticipated game, but his first as a sitting President—he visited the match as president-elect in 2016. 

The game will be televised nationally on CBS, and kick-off is at 3:00 p.m. E.T.

He’ll be the 10th sitting president to attend the annual Army-Navy football game, a tradition beginning in 1901 when Theodore Roosevelt watched the game in person. Barack Obama was the most recent when he attended the game in 2011. 

Trump’s presence may be an omen of the last time he attended when Army beat Navy, 21-17. Before that, Navy had entirely owned Army for 14 straight games before that. 

Navy leads the all-time series 60-51-7. 

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