Browsing: Naval Academy

The Navy Athletics Facebook page just released the Midshipmen’s uniform for the upcoming Army-Navy game on Dec. 8. While the Military Times sports blog After Action has a first look at the uniform for both teams, there was one nautical detail we couldn’t help but point out. Eight signal flags on the back of the mids’ helmets spell “Beat Army,” according to ESPN. While many may miss the jab, it’s hard not to appreciate the subtlety.

The Navy may soon have another accolade to add to their collection: most turkeys deep-fried in one day. The Naval Academy Class of 1985 is working with Movable Mixtures, an event planning company, to try to break the record of 52 turkeys deep fried in one day on Saturday, The Annapolis Capital reported. The record-breaking attempt will take place at a tailgate near the corner of Cedar Park Road and Taylor Avenue in Annapolis before the Midshipmen’s final home football game of the season. People will be deep-frying turkeys between 12:30 p.m.  and 6 p.m. If you’re more interested in…

Think you have what it takes to make a hit Army-Navy spirit spot? NAVADMIN 337/12, released today, has all the rules you need to follow if you’re thinking of making a spot, either for Youtube or to submit to CBS Sports to be aired during the game. You can check out the NAVADMIN for full details, but here’s a quick rundown: Who?: Sailors at home and abroad who are rooting for Navy! What?: Broadcast-quality spirit spots. If the video is being submitted for consideration by CBS, the spot must be 30 seconds or less. If it’s for Youtube or other…

The Naval Academy has another viral internet hit, but it’s a little more solemn than the “Gangnam Style” spirit spot a few weeks ago. The Navy Athletics Facebook page posted the below photo on Sunday. As of Wednesday afternoon, the photo has over 22,000 likes and has been shared over 5,000 times. The photo shows Naval Academy midshipmen saluting a bus of World War II veterans, according to the Facebook post. The Navy men’s lacrosse team met the group of 67 vets at Baltimore-Washington International airport while returning home from playing Notre Dame over the weekend. The team had the…

Korean pop sensation Psy, star of the viral Youtube video “Gangnam Style,” said on The Ellen Show that the mindset of his signature horse-riding dance move is to “dress classy and dance cheesy.” Midshipmen from the 22nd Company at the Naval Academy nail that, performing a parody of the video in their uniforms around the academy’s campus. The original video has over 192,000,000 views on Youtube, but if you’ve somehow missed it, watch it below: Now check out the mids’ version: They really take it up a notch, with the lasso dance moves at a line of urinals and one…

Plebe year may be over for the Class of 2015, but the dance moves and Navy pride of the 25th company will live in infamy on the internet forever. In the Youtube video below, female students begin joking about how Army guys are “no brains and all body,” while Navy guys are “so much sexier.” The Navy guys then proceed to prove them right, shaking it to LMFAO’s hit single “Sexy and I Know It,” to scare off a pack of plebes who donned short-shorts and open-front vests to look like Army students. The two packs of military men even…

Lt. j.g. Eric Kettani’s release from the Navy was approved so he could go follow his dream to play in the NFL with the Patriots. However, the former Naval Academy running back seems to have another passion: painting. The NFL hopeful tweeted that he just shipped one of his paintings, “Limitless,” to the American Heart Association Fundraiser to be auctioned off with a starting bid of $15,000. His website, www.erickettani.com, says that Kettani is a “self taught artist who has always had a great appreciation for the arts.” His paintings are on wood panels and finished with an apoxy resin…

Pop star Katy Perry portrayed a Marine in her newest video, but when she performed at the Naval Academy last Friday night, it was all about playing sailor. Perry, who said she was fighting a fever, performed in a sailor get-up. In this YouTube video she proceeds to recreate the iconic World War II-era image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square. A lucky Midshipman 3rd Class named Tanner Beasley plays the coveted role of sailor and promptly plants one on Perry’s kisser. The crowd, of course, goes bananas. ABC News offers more details.

A billet for a starting quarterback has opened up at the Naval Academy. The Capital newspaper in Annapolis reports that Kriss Proctor has resigned with 22 games, including 14 starts, rushing for 1,441 yards over two seasons of varsity action. “Midshipman Proctor has submitted a resignation that is currently under review,” The Capital quoted Commander William Marks, an academy spokesman, as saying. Citing an unnamed source, The Capital said Proctor was facing an Honor Code violation.

Next month, Naval Academy midshipmen will perform possibly the most nautical musical ever to hit Broadway — but you wouldn’t know it by reading the school’s announcement of tickets for the winter musical. It’s South Pacific, but “licensing restrictions prohibit releasing the name of the production in this announcement.” The story is set on a South Pacific island during World War II, featuring two love stories threatened by prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a French planter, while Lt. Joe Cable finds himself denying his love for an island native. The songs are…

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