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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: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0[/youtube] Now check out the mids’ version: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhHufV9g4k4[/youtube] They really take it up a notch, with the lasso dance moves at a line of urinals…

No matter how much you loved your sub and how well you can march, or the weird ideas that fermented in your brain after weeks underway without sunlight, you never, not once, thought of doing anything like the formations the West Virginia University Marching Band pulled off. The whole clip is good and worth a peek, but the Navy stuff starts at 2:50. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjPmmCtHmfE[/youtube] It’s tough to say what detail is the best – the submerging sub or the turning screws. It’s not clear when the band performed, but the clip was uploaded Nov. 6, the day after the Mountaineers…

Capt. Tushar Tembe was an avid golfer and was no doubt looking forward to playing in a local tournament he’d help plan that would pit golfers from his carrier, the Harry S. Truman, against players assigned to the carriers Dwight D. Eisenhower, Theodore Roosevelt and Enterprise. Tembe, sadly, collapsed Nov. 8 while debarking the Truman at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., and subsequently died — two days before the scheduled one-day tourney at Naval Air Station Oceana. Rather than postpone or cancel the event, the East Coast carrier commanders taking part — the Norfolk-based carrier George H.W. Bush is…

The Michigan State and North Carolina men’s basketball teams will wear school-color camouflage-style uniforms to honor the military during their Nov. 11 Veterans Day clash aboard the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in San Diego. On Monday, the Spartans showed off the camouflage-patterned unis they’ll wear — white with a light green pattern and bordered with the school’s traditional dark green. North Carolina’s design, unveiled Oct. 26, will feature a deep blue camouflage pattern over the traditional Carolina blue. Neither team will have player names on the back of the jerseys. Replacing the names will be “U.S.A.”,…

The two-day competition was rugged, to say the least: an 8-kilometer run through the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia, a 10-mile bicycle race, a 15-mile forced mountain hike, a 14-mile whitewater raft race on the Gauley River and a 7-mile kayak race on the New River. When the dust had settled Oct. 8 on the 2011 All-Military Wilderness Challenge, the four-member team from Helicopter Training Squadron 18, Whiting Field, Fla., had come out on top, finishing in 7 hours, 30 minutes, 47 seconds. Team “Motor City Racing” from Coast Guard Medical Clinic, Detroit, came in second with…

Naval Air Forces is using this bracket to determine the best aircraft carrier in the history of the Navy. // Naval Air Forces The month wouldn’t be complete without tournament brackets. And not to be outdone by the NCAA’s basketball showdown, Naval Air Forces has created a competition of its own. But instead of matching up the best basketball teams in the country, this bracket pits aircraft carriers against each other in a Facebook-based competition designed to determine the best aircraft carrier in U.S. Navy history. Every week is a new round, until the April 5 championship game (or contest…

Possibly coming next season to a flattop deck near you (if you’re stationed in San Diego): That’s right: If you’re in the right place at the right time next fall, you could be watching a choice early season matchup between traditional men’s college basketball powers North Carolina and Michigan State aboard a Navy carrier. Will it happen? According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said Monday, “It hasn’t been announced yet, but we’re supposed to be playing Michigan State in San Diego on an aircraft carrier on Veterans Day next year.” But nothing’s been set as…

A star high school baseball player from Maryland is accused of stealing bats, gloves, spikes and more from the Naval Academy baseball team this fall and turning around and selling it on eBay, according to court records released this week. The loot, allegedly stolen in mid-September from the locker room and coach’s office at Bishop Stadium around Sept. 16, reads like a start-up kit for a minor league team: a radar gun, a projector and projector screen, a catcher’s helmet, sunglasses, dozens of gloves, spikes, wooden bats and a can of pine tar. The alleged thief — whose eBay username was “qualityathleticgear” — was caught…

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