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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 3, 1999, Darmstadt, HessePage 10 stars and stripes timeout Friday decembers 1999 compelling stories add to College football s purest rivalry by Thomas o Toole Scripps Howard news services hey own a combined record of 7-14, Field no hot nil prospects and boast a total of two bowl appearances since 1988. Yet when army and Navy meet for the100th time saturday afternoon in Philadel phia the appropriately named veterans stadium will be filled lbs will earn on of its highest ratings for a College football game this fall and history tells us much of America will care at least a Little. The Success of this game is a mystery to me said Bob Thompson founder of the Center for the study of popular television at Syracuse University. In a country that cares less and less about the Armand Navy it s surprising How this game seems to be gaining in popularity. The Only explanation i can put to it is it has been really Well packaged on the tube Well positioned on the schedule generally Well played on the Field and always Well stocked with compelling stories. In arguably the nation s most enthralling and equitable rivalry army holds a 48-44-7 series s How close the programs Are. But the game features much More than competitiveness in drawing attention from around the country and the world via the armed forces John Feinstein wrote an entire Book on the series called a civil says the players themselves Are the draw i just think it comes Down to who the kids Are what they represent at their Best and the fact that most people who care about the game understand on some level what they go through just to be Able to play in the game. It s College foot Ball s purest . David Ruedi at naval support activity mid South in Millington tenn., is a 1984 naval Academy graduate who experienced the thrill of the game from the stands this game is different from the associated press file photo Ore Brttingham May not be an nil Prospect but hell try to carry Navy past army in the 100th meeting Between the academies saturday. Army leads the series 48-44-7. Other College games because it s not just drawing students of the College together people who Haven t attended either school still have a Strong tie. You feel a sense of ownership Over the team even if you did t graduate from the it. Col. Cliff you an army doctor who did not attend West Point there nothing like it in sports. It s like a Home coming for a lot of us. You see people you be been stationed with Over the like anything else in sports television plays its part. Lbs is so committed that in1998 it negotiated an Extension of its con tract with the academies to last through2008. The game is played the weekend after All other regular season games around the nation in order to maximize exposure. Media interest extends beyond 200 press credentials have been issued for saturday s game More than double the Normal amount for an army Home game. Army is designated the Home team this season. There Are a lot of things you can say but it is unique said Mike Aresco Vic president for programming at lbs sports. And it still has an Appeal in this Day and age. Who would have thought 10 or 15 years ago that Nebraska and Oklahoma would not play each other every year you would t have believed it. So the army Navy game remains probably the Best rivalry in sports. It has great tradition. People know the kids will give obviously maximum Effort and they Are proud of the kids. They see True student athletes. They see kids going into the armed forces to defend their lbs treats this game differently from others in the regular season. The broadcast window is expanded from 3. To 3j/2 hours with even More time available if needed so the network can show the cadets and midshipmen March ing into the stadium before the game and then show the two teams standing next to each other afterwards while the respective Alma maters Are Sung. I would maintain that the moments after the game where the players have tried to kill each other for three hours an then they stand at attention together for the playing of the Alma maters Are the absolute Best five minutes of sports in the year Feinstein said. If you Are in the stadium and see that and understand what they have Given and you Don t get chills then you Aren t said Aresco it s a poignant theatre is one reason the game does so Well at the Gate. It routinely plays to packed houses but its Success is not limited to Philadelphia and the Meadow lands the two regular Sites. In 1983, the game went to the West for the first time drawing 81,347 to the Rose bowl. And both teams were 2-8 before Navy won 42-13.the game has retained its presence through the protests of the Vietnam Era Aswell As the Calm of peacetime when the military in t on people s minds. Syracuse professor Thompson marvels that As the world War ii generation winds Down it kind of surprising that this thing carries some mythic mythic weight remains at least in part because of the names associate with this game not just those of Gridiron stars like Roger staubach of Navy an Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis of army but of players who received their acclaim after graduation like Admiral William f. Bull Halsey and former Cia Directo Stansfield Turner of Navy and president Dwight d. Eisenhower and Gen. Omar Bradley of army. The myth is perpetuated by-4he current athletes who speak of this game reverently and give testament to its purity. When asked recently about the news that new nil stadiums in Baltimore and washing ton would like to Host future army Navy games Navy co Captain Jamie Doffer Myre replied we could play on a parking lot. To Tell you the truth it just would College football standings Atlantic 10 conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Massachusetts 8 1 347 132 9 3 394 206 j. Madison 7 1 237 149 8 4 273 260 Villanova 6 2 266 253 7 4 334 324. Delaware 5 3 232 202 7 4 322 270 we & Mary 5 3 242 162 6 5 292 266 n. Hampshire 4 5 246 224 5 6 325 294 Connecticut 3 5 201 282 4 7 255 383 Maine 3 5 151 211 4 7 226 273 Richmond 3 6 206 268 56 279 295 Rhode Island 1 7 109 222 1 10 168 301 northeastern 1 8 190 322 2 9 256 362 Atlantic coast conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Florida St. 8 0 310 123 11 0 412 174 Georgia tech 5 3 307 261 8 3 448 333 Virginia 5 3222210 7 4324,302 Clemson 5 3 263 171 6 5 315 236 Wake Forest 3 5 145 178 6 5 243 206 . State 3 5 167 250 6 6 244 302 Duke 3 5 182 290 3 8 217 363 Maryland 2 6 202 250 5 6 292 260 North Carolina 2 6 129 194 3 8 186 272 big 12 conference North conference All games w l of a w l of a Nebraska 7 1 282 124 10 1 389 144 Kansas St. 7 1 313 137 10 1 433 144 Colorado 5 3 242 1/6 6 5 343 283 Kansas 3 5 170 242 5 7 294 354 Iowa St. 1 7 173 255 4 7 247 272 Missouri 1 7 118 292 4 7 224 371south Texas 6 2 293 172 9 3 438 246 Texas am 5 3 196 172 8 3 318 208 Oklahoma 5 3 284 147 74 405 202 Texas tech 5 3188213 6 5253282 Oklahoma St. 3 5 186 229 56 267 274 Baylor 0 8 61 347 1 10 137 414 big East conference conference All games w l of a w i of a Virginia tech 7 0 315 88 11 0455116 Miami 5 1 202 107 7 4 349 207 Post. College 4 3 161 156 8 3 269 246 Syracuse 3 4 138 189 6 5 280 243 West Virginia 3 4 198 168 47 292 289 Temple 2 4 138 206 2 8 153 311 Pittsburgh 2 5 167 198 5 6 281 278 Rutgers 1 6 110 317 l 10 155 427 big sky conference conference All games w i of a w i of a Montana 7 1 407 194 9 3 537 284 Portland St. 6 2 303 244 83 399 334 n. Arizona 6 2 282 206 8 4 409 370 e. Washington 6 2 254 233 7 4 326 336 65 Nabith Ritie 4 4 230 250 5 6 298 398 Sac. St. Weber St. Idaho St. Montana St. 3 5 294 2502 6 195 310 1 7 202 335 1 7 147 292 6 5 414 310 3 8 251 3933 8 345 429 3 8 269 350 big ten conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Wisconsin 7 1 281 108 9 2 392 145 Michigan St. 6 2 240 171 9 2 341 211 Michigan 6 2 245 175 9 2 326 213 Minnesota 5 3 225 158 8 3 348 172 Penn St. 5 3 235 163 9 3 393 234 Illinois 4 4 205 205 7 4 325 254 Purdue 4 4 226 225 7 4 359 277 Ohio St. 3 5 157 208 6 6 285 287 Indiana 3 5 205 291 4 7 291 386 Northwestern 1 7 106 254 3 8 141 301 Iowa 0 8 121 288 1 10 162 347 big West conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Boise St. 5 1248111 9 3396246 Idaho 4 2 159 157 7 4 304 283 n. Mexico St. 3 2 120 97 65 311 274 Utah St. 3 3 127 134 4 7 234 301 Arkansas St. 2 3 106 151 4 7 246 332 Nevada 2 4 177 219 3 8 283 418 North Texas 1 5 81149 2 9118291 conference Usa conference All games w l of a w l of a Southern miss. 6 0 189 88 83 310 172 East Carolina 4 2 191 133 9 2 319 197 Louisville 4 2 196 180 7 4 412 331 Memphis 4 2 158 96 56 232 182 lab 4 2 140 129 5 6 248 279 Houston 3 3 131 152 7 4 254 208 army 1 5 125 197 3 7 216 298 Tulane 1 5 127 236 3 8 279 399 Cincinnati 0 6 121 167 3 8 275 289 Gateway athletic conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Illinois St. 6 0 237 193 10 2 433 308 youngstownst.5 1176154 10 2329276 n. Iowa 3 3 182 174 8 3 400 245 a Illinois 2 4 221 186 7 4 383 241 so Missouri St. 2 4 180 175 5 6 373 265 Indiana St. 2 4 185 207 3 8 284 373 a Illinois 1 5 223 315 5 6 424 432 Ivy league conference All games w l of a w l of a Brown 6 1 225 168 91 324 239 Yale 6 1 216 138 9 1 315 160 Cornell 5 2 165 152 7 3 254 235 Penn 4 3 188 140 55 245 215 Harvard 3 4 171 120 5 5 254 191 Dartmouth 2 5 111 215 2 8 138 300 Columbia 1 6 124 218 3 7 175 301 Princeton 1 6 135 184 37 184 225 metro Atlantic athletic conference conference All games w l of a w up a fail Field Georgetown Duquesne Marist Lona la Salle Siena St. Peter s Canisius 7 1 320 93 7 1 273 1156 2 335 155 5 3 226 1954 4 182 224 3 5 127 224 3 5 127 1861 7 99 239 0 8 91 349 9 2 408 147 9 2 364 1668 3 393 224 6 5 259 2665 5 239 271 4 6 181 252 3 7 141 2151 10 125 328 1 10 133 431 mid american conference East conference All games w l of a w l of a Marshall 8 0 298 91 11 0 408 104 Miami Ohio 6 2 238 166 7 4 335 264 Akron 5 3 231 200 7 4 315 314 Ohio 5 3 227 178 5 6 262 287 Bowling Green 3 5 213 237 5 6 296 312 Kent 2 6 159 257 2 9 213 376 Buffalo 0 8 96 333 0 11 130 426 West w. Michigan 6 2 237 177 7 4 343 308 Toledo 5 3 240 157 6 5 293 229 n. Illinois 5 3 237 197 5 6 289 282 e. Michigan 4 4 216 211 4 7 239 338 c. Michigan 3 5 173 222 4 7 229 344 Ball St. 0 8 110 249 0 11 150 361 mid Eastern athletic conference conference All games w l of a w l of a n. Carolina at 8 0 250 97 11 1 329 161 Florida am 7 1 405 137 9 3 542 283 Hampton 5 3 207 211 7 4 266 252 . 4 4 206 241 7 4 277 277 Howard 4 4 237 291 5 6 323 395 Delaware St. 4 4 191 207 4 7 261 354 a Carolina St. 2 5 181 258 4 6 241 315 Norfolk St. 1 7 126 236 2 9 160 286 Morgan St. 0 7 129 254 2 8 191 334 Mountain West conference conference All games w l of a w l of a by 5 2 185 98 83 332 230 Colorado St. 5 2 190 148 83 328 246 Utah 5 2 236 143 8 3 363 194 Wyoming 4 3 178 179 7 4 302 270 san Diego St. 3 4 159 139 5 6 272 226 new Mexico 3 4 148 216 47 240 298 air Force 2 5 149 170 6 5 264 218 univ 1 6 95 247 38 160 324 Northeast conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Robert Morris 7 q 261 100 8 2 328 156 Albany . 6 1 256 118 7 2 333 156 Wagner 5 2 214 104 55 2.57 186 Stony Brook 4 3 158 162 5 5 215 232 cent. Conn. St 3 4 167 170 4 6 227 256 Monmouth no. 2 5116154 2 8159274 St. Francis a. L 6 82 251 29 117 359 sacred heart 0 7 73 268 29 133 349 Ohio Valley conference conference All games 1 w l of a w l of a Tennessee St. 7 0 249 169 Murray St. 5 2 267 168 e. Kentucky 4 3 216 163 w. Kentucky. 4 3 155 131 4 3 136 96 be Missouri 2 5 172 204 e. Illinois 2 5 179 212 0 7 68 299 11 1 426 274 7 4 415 3027 4 319 258 6 5 270 2455 5 184 170 3 8 245 3592 10 267 365 1 10 121 482 Pacific-10 conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Stanford 7 1 313 197 83 409 347 Oregon 6 2 247 199 8 3 386 264 Washington 6 2 231 188 74 311 278 Arizona St. 5 3 227 192 6 5 282 288 Oregon St. 4 4 208 177 7 4 330 254 Arizona 3 5 229 252 66 339 364 Southern Cal 3 5 193 206 6 6 348 278 California 3 5 131 164 4 7 180 254 Urcla 2 6 137 241 4 7 230 311 Wash St. 1 7 158 258 3 9 248 327 Patriot league conference All games w l of a w l of a Colgate 5 1 232 123 10 2 430 253 Lehigh 5 1 241 121 10 2 478 220 Towson 4 2 154 132 7 4 302 255 Bucknell 3 3 166 149 7 4 320 233 Lafayette 2 4 94163 4 7207271 holy Cross 2 4 122 179 3 8 219 323 Fordham 0 6 90 232 0 11 170 410 Pioneer league conference All games w l of a w l of a Dayton 4 0 137 31 64 325 210 Valparaiso 3 1 89 78 92 289 199 Drake 2 2 125 73 74 330 173 san Diego 1 3 69 to 55 209 201 Butler 0 4 47 175 55 217 305 Southeastern conference East conference All games w l of a w l of a Florida 7 1 226 118 9 2 362 201 Tennessee 6 2 251 116 9 2 348 163 Georgia 5 3 198 204 7 4 308 285 Kentucky 4 4 198 218 6 5 315 323 Vanderbilt 2 6 129 211 5 6 252 256 o 8 63216 Oil 87278west Alabama 7 l 210 170 9 2 310 223 Mississippi St. 6 2 156 121 9 2 238 149 Arkansas 4 4 198 196 74 326 208 Mississippi 4 4 235 176 742% 203 Auburn 2 6 153 188 56 233 236 leu 1 7 135 218 38 223 259 Southern conference conference All games w l of a w l of Paga. Southern 7 1 382 109 10 2 622 200 appalachian St. 7 1 263 121 93 369 227 Furman 7 1 307 157 9 3 432 220 Wofford 5 3 253 201 6 5 364 303 Etsu 4 4 180 215 6 5 272 251 cd attach Oga 3 5 220 275 56 328 360 w. Carolina 2 6 159 279 3 8 260 365 the Citadel 1 7 111 251 2 9 147 349vmi 08. 42 309 1 10 77 400 Southland conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Troy St. 6 1 178 101 11 1 352 207 Steph. 6 1 220 126 8 3 389 260 Mcneese St. 5 2 148 127 6 5 220 244 Sam hous. St. 4 3 222 143 6 5 331 298 Northwest. St. 3 4 165 139 4 7 273 243 so Texas 2 5 108 129 3 8 217 210 Jacksonville St. 1 6 151 248 2 9 271 383 Nicholls St. 1 6 86 265 1 10 133 362 southwestern athletic conference Eastern conference All games w l of a w l of a Jackson St. 7 1 320 97 92 418 189 Alabama am 4 4 181 174 6 5 287 230 Musu 3 5 136 230 3 8 170 373 Alabama St. 2 6 178 258 29 240 363 Alcorn St. 27 226 275 3 7 267 302 Western Southern u. 8 0 238 99 10 1 297 183 Grambling St. 6 3283215 7 4315265 Texas South. 4 3 149 130 6 5 236 220 Bluff 5 4 169 172 5 5 182 198 Prairie View 0 8 67 297 28 109 324 Western athletic conference conference All games w l of a w l of a Fresno St. 5 2 226 141 8 4 397 265 Hawaii 5 2 214 161 8 4 348 332 thu 5 2 245 123 7 4 334 199 Rice 4 3 198 161 5 6 234 261 sum 3 3 107 113 4 6 193 235 step 3 4 183 235 5 7 306 389 san Jose St. 1 5 120 268 37 258 402 Tulsa 1 6 129 220 2 9 230 386 major independents w l of a Louisiana tech 8 3 389 306 Louisiana Monroe 5 6 186 352 notre Dame 5 7 348 331 cent. Florida 4 7 277 318 Navy 4 7 307 297 Middle Tennessee 3 8 272 379 Louisiana Lafayette 2 9 203 415 independents w l of a Hofstra u 1 399 187 Lori 9 2 344 201 Davidson 8 3 257 217 s. Utah 3 399 277 Samford 7 4 335 238 South Florida 7 4 246 248 St. Johns by 4 247 142 Morehead St. 5 5 359 310 Charleston Southern 4 6 219 256 Liberty 4 7 225 276jacksonville 3 6 201 251 Austin Peay 8 240 423 Cal poly so 3 8 246 345 a Cal. K k 2 9 169 345

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