Sun coverage: Army-Navy archive
Sun stories and photo galleries of the Army-Navy game, 1990-2008
December 13, 2009
In the days leading up to the 110th playing of the Army-Navy game, the Midshipmen listened quietly as their counterparts from West Point talked about the improvements they had made, the new confidence they possessed and the extra motivation they had with a bowl bid on the line. They saw their offense struggle in the first half and Army take a lead into the locker room at halftime.
December 7, 2008
Navy 34, Army 0
Navy quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada had spent the past month trying to recover from a hamstring injury that kept him sidelined for much of the season.
December 2, 2007
Navy 38, Army 3
In the end, senior slotback Reggie Campbell was standing on a platform, a baton in his hand, leading the Navy band and smiling, as men and women sang their alma mater after the Midshipmen's 38-3 victory yesterday over Army.
December 3, 2006
Navy 26, Army 14
In the middle of Navy's first possession yesterday, junior fullback Adam Ballard limped off the field in pain, and the tone was set for what would be an unusually tough day for the Midshipmen.
December 4, 2005
Navy 42, Army 23
A four-game winning streak had injected the Army faithful with the heady notion that its football program had finally caught up to Navy's in their battle for service academy supremacy.
December 5, 2004
Navy 42, Army 13
First, quarterback Aaron Polanco rolled to his left, spun away from a would-be Army tackle and sprinted 10 yards for the game's first touchdown.
December 7, 2003
Navy 34, Army 6
At Friday night's team dinner, Navy's football team got a reminder of what its annual tussle with Army means in a broader spectrum. It arrived in the form of a United States flag.
December 8, 2002
Navy 58, Army 12
There are parts of the 2002 football season that Navy would probably like to forget. Yesterday, however, the Midshipmen put on a record-setting performance at Giants Stadium they'll want to savor forever.
December 2, 2001
Army 26, Navy 17
The worst season in the Naval Academy's 121-year football history came to a fitting and merciful conclusion yesterday at Veterans Stadium.
December 3, 2000
Navy 30, Army 28
The 101st Army-Navy football game delivered everything you might expect from two teams that came into yesterday's tradition-bound matchup with a combined 1-19 record.
December 5, 1999
Navy 19, Army 9
Navy brought its football season to a glorious conclusion yesterday at Veterans Stadium, playing near-flawless football and dominating Army, 19-9, in their historic 100th meeting before a game-record 70,049 fans watching in ideal weather.
December 6, 1998
Army 34, Navy 30
In the recent history of the classic Army-Navy football series, the Midshipmen have found a number of bizarre ways to lose games to the Cadets -- missed last-second field goals, questionable strategy and severe breakdowns on defense among them.But no defeat has been more galling or memorable in this 99-year rivalry than yesterday's 34-30 loss at Veterans Stadium in a record-breaking offensive display that featured countless spectacular plays.
December 7, 1997
Navy 39, Army 7
Record-breaking quarterback Chris McCoy and his fellow seniors produced the perfect ending to their Naval Academy football careers at Giants Stadium yesterday by overwhelming Army, 39-7, before a sellout crowd of 77,716.It ended five years of bitter frustration for the Midshipmen, who had lost the previous five games by a total of 10 points.
December 8, 1996
Army 28, Navy 24
After watching Army win the last five games in their football rivalry by a total of 10 points, Navy athletic director Jack Lengyel said, "I think the Lord is wearing black and gold."One could hardly blame Lengyel for such thoughts. For again yesterday the Midshipmen let opportunity and an 18-point lead slip away, losing to the resourceful Cadets, 28-24, before 69,238 at rain-soaked Veterans Stadium.
December 3, 1995
Army 14, Navy 13
Army's three previous victories over Navy were decided by a swing of a kicker's leg -- the clutch ones made by the Cadets and the easy ones flubbed by the Midshipmen.But yesterday at Veterans Stadium, the difference was a strategic error by first-year Navy coach Charlie Weatherbie, who opted for a touchdown try from the Army 1-yard line rather than allow kicker Tom Vanderhorst to try a chip-shot field goal, which would have put Navy ahead by nine points.
December 4, 1994
Army 22, Navy 20
A record-setting 52-yard field goal by Army's Kurt Heiss was probably the final kick in the gut for Navy football coach George Chaump.For the third straight year, the Army-Navy football game was decided by a kick. And the Cadets made it three in a row on a balmy fall afternoon at Veterans Stadium when Heiss, a senior from San Antonio, kicked his field goal with room to spare with 6:19 left to win it, 22-20.
December 5, 1993
Army 16, Navy 14
For the second straight year, the Army-Navy game came down to a field goal in the closing seconds.But where the senior Patmon Malcom succeeded for the Cadets in winning last year's contest with a 49-yard kick at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Ryan Bucchianeri, a baby-faced plebe, failed for the Midshipmen when his 18-yard kick with six seconds left sailed wide right yesterday at Giants Stadium.
December 6, 1992
Army 25, Navy 24
In the end of this 93rd meeting between Army and Navy, it was the faces and the embraces that told the story: the tears and sobs of defeat as Navy safety Chad Chatlos and his dad, George, embraced on one side of the field, and the cheers and screams of victory as Army kicker Patmon Malcom and his family embraced on the other.Minutes earlier, Chatlos and his Navy teammates watched in disbelief as Malcom's 49-yard field goal with 12 seconds left gave Army an emotional 25-24 win over the Midshipmen before a crowd of 65,207 at Veterans Stadium.
December 8, 1991
Navy 24, Army 3
They swarmed to the center of Veterans Stadium as the final gun sounded, dancing, screaming and embracing anything and everything within reach. Before yesterday, the Navy football team hadn't won in more than a year. When it finally happened -- and against its biggest rival, Army -- it was clear the team had remembered how to celebrate.It was a season that long may be the reference point as the worst start in Navy football history, but yesterday it ended in joy and jubilation, as Navy dominated Army, 24-3, before a sellout crowd of 67,858.
December 9, 1990
Army 30, Navy 20
One year after it salvaged a miserable season with a suspenseful win in the final seconds over Army, the Naval Academy again found itself rallying late against its archrival.But this time -- the 100th anniversary of the Army-Navy game -- there would be no happy ending. The Midshipmen fought back from a 17-point first-half deficit to come within four points early in the fourth quarter, but fell short, 30-20, before a crowd of 67,622 at Veterans Stadium.