Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Midshipmen

Head Coach: Ken Niumatalolo

Team Mascot: Bill the Goat

Year Opened: 1959

Capacity: 34000

City / State: Annapolis / Maryland

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

Rival Team: Army Black Knights, Air Force Falcons

The Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy is awarded to the winner of the three-way rivalry between Army, Navy, and Air Force. While Army and Navy typically play on a neutral site, the Navy-Air Force matchup alternates between Annapolis and Colorado Springs, so if you want to see this matchup be sure to attend the game at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on the first Saturday of October. The Midshipmen’s 17 victories are only three short of Air Force’s 20, so they’ll look to knot things up soon.

Navy vs Notre Dame

Rival Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Notre Dame and Navy have met every year since 1927 when Notre Dame took down the Midshipmen 19 to 6. Unfortunately, victories have been few and far between for Navy since the 1960s as the Irish won every matchup from 1964 to 2006. Navy hopes to thwart Notre Dame’s four-game winning streak when these teams meet next.

Gansz Trophy

Rival Team: SMU Mustangs

Navy and SMU play for the Gansz Trophy, which is named after former Navy player and coach Frank Gansz. The two teams first met in 1930 when SMU bested Navy 20-7. However, Navy have the edge in the all-time series 9-7. Navy’s move to the American Athletic Conference means these two will be seeing a lot of each other over the next few years.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Midshipmen

Head Coach: Ken Niumatalolo

Team Mascot: Bill the Goat

Year Opened: 1959

Capacity: 34000

City / State: Annapolis / Maryland