ESPN's Heather Mitts interviews Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo during Tuesday night's Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego. The Midshipmen lost four fumbles but somehow held on for a 17-16 victory over San Diego State before 33,077 at Qualcomm Stadium.
Image of Sport photographers were at the game and there are several images after the jump. For the complete catalog, click here.
This should be a banner season for Navy, which returns 15 starters. The Midshipmen's triple-option offense is always a nightmare to prepare for and outside of the Aug. 30 opener at Ohio State and Nov. 1 game against Notre Dame, Navy should be favored in every game.
Navy had has a stranglehold on the Commander-in-Chief's series the past 10 years, claiming the prized trophy eight times. The Midshipment have won 19 of their past 21 games against Air Force and Army. In fact, the Black Knights haven't beaten the Middies in their last 11 meetings.
There are road games and then there are road games. Consider the mission Navy undertakes in the opener, traveling to Dublin, Ireland to play Notre Dame, a team that defeated the Midshipmen, 56-14, in 2011. The Middies' second game is a trip to Penn State, then the team settles in for two home games before the Oct. 6 matchup at Air Force. But don't forget the biggest game of them all, the regular-season finale against Army at Philadelphia. By season's end, Navy will be one of college football's most-traveled teams.
Navy has an active YouTube channel. After the jump are two trailers released by the team, plus a video titled "The Journey," which offers an inside look at what it's like to be part of the program.
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin took in Saturday's Army-Navy game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. It was the 112th meeting between the rivals and the Midshipmen, despite completing only one pass, scored a 27-21 victory. Navy has won 10 in a row in the series.
There are more photos after the jump, and you can view Greg's full gallery by clicking here.
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin spent Saturday in Annapolis, Md., where Southern Mississippi took on the hometown Navy Midshipmen. The Golden Eagles, behind a 35-point first half, rolled to a 63-35 victory.
There are more photos after the jump and you can view Greg's full gallery by clicking here.