Sunday, August 5, 2012
The 2012 Navy football team signed autographs and posed for photos with fans during the academy's annual fan fest on Saturday in Annapolis.
Hundreds of football fans decked out in their blue and gold flocked to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Saturday for Fan Fest. "It's a small token of our appreciation," head football coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "Just a little thing we can do to pay back the fans and the community that is so supportive of our team." Niumatalolo signed autographs, posed for pictures and chatted about the upcoming season, which he said will "hopefully be a good one." His staff and the entire team were on the field too interacting with fans both big and small. Center Bradyn Heap called the two hour meet and greet fun. He said, "It's good to interact with the fans on a personal basis. We get to see who is coming to watch our games." Some of the younger …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Navy Football's Fan Fest is Saturday at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.
Navy football fans can meet the 2012 team, take pictures and win prizes at Fan Fest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. “FanFest is a great opportunity for Navy fans to get autographs from all their favorite players and have a chance to have a conversation with them," said Scott Strasemeier, associate athletic director for the Naval Academy. "For two straight hours our players will be available to meet and greet all of our loyal supporters.” Fan Fest is free, and the first 250 kids through the gate will take home a free Navy football T-shirt. There will be interactive inflatable games, giveaways and live music. According to a press release, fans also can purchase football tickets and merchandise. The …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Naval Academy Athletic Association wants to add 3,000 to 4,000 new seats to prepare for the football team's transition into the Big East Conference in 2015.
The seating at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium could soon incease by 10 percent, according to the Capital Gazette. The Naval Academy Athletic Association plans to spend $16 million between now and 2015 adding up to 4,000 seats to prepare for the academy’s change to the Big East Conference. “We’re still developing the plan; it’s not something we’ve finalized yet,” academy Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk told the Capital. “There’s a number of hurdles, including raising the dollars to do it.” The association's plans also include new club-level seating on the upper east side of the stadium, high-definition video boards in the end zones, a new media center and upgrades to the locker rooms, Gladchuk said. He told the Capital that despite the …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Navy ends a six-game losing streak, defeating Troy, 42-14. Quarterback Kriss Proctor returns to action, rushes for two touchdowns and throws for another in the win.
There hasn't been much to smile about this season with Navy football. With the health of quarterback Kriss Proctor in question prior to Saturday's game against Troy, Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said his senior signal caller did little more than smile to show he was ready to play. Proctor, who missed the Notre Dame game with a dislocated elbow, rushed for two scores and threw one touchdown; as Navy won 42-14, on Senior Day. "I saw him sitting on the training table taping his elbow. He didn't say anything he just smiled, so I just knew he was going to play," Niumatalolo said. "I didn't even ask him if he was going to play. I just looked at him and he just kind of smiled and said, 'let's do this.'" For Navy (3-6), the win signals the end …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Kicker Jon Teague misses a 42-yard field goal to force overtime as Navy drops a 38-35 decision to East Carolina.
In Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo's 22 years of coaching he can't remember a season like this one. On Saturday, Navy (2-5) fell to East Carolina, 38-35. The Mids have now lost five straight games and with every loss it seems a new unique, heart-breaking situation is found. "I've been coaching for a long time, I can't remember a season where we've had so many heart-breaking losses," Niumatalolo said. Trailing by three, the Mids thought they had the go-ahead score. Sophomore Trey Miller, filling in for an injured Kriss Proctor, lofted a pass to Matt Aiken at the two-yard line. Aiken caught the pass and turned to break the plane, but lost control of the ball after hitting the ground. Upon further review, the officials ruled that despite …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Missed opportunities and poor defense did the Midshipmen in against Southern Mississippi. The Golden Eagles racked up 584 yards of offense and 63 points in an offensive outburst.
Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo didn't have much to say after his team's 63-35 loss to Southern Mississippi on Saturday. "It's been a long time since we got our butts whipped like that," Niumatalolo said. "It was a thorough beating." The Mids took their first two drives of the game deep into Southern Miss territory and came away with nothing. The visiting Golden Eagles didn't need much more than that, scoring on their first two possessions, as they ran away with a game in which Niumatatolo said he was out-coached and his team was outplayed. "When you have a 14-point swing like that at the start of the game, it is a huge play. We have to find a way to score," Navy quarterback Kriss Proctor said. The Navy running attack appeared to be …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Down by 18, on two occasions, Navy storms back to force overtime, but ultimately falls to Air Force, 35-34.
Trailing rival Air Force for most of the game, Navy football stormed back to force overtime before falling 35-34, on Saturday. Yet, it's an overtime penalty in the back of the endzone that everyone will remember. "I'm at a loss for words," Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said. After Kriss Proctor barrelled into the endzone to give Navy its first lead of the day, the senior quarterback was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Mids were forced to kick a 25-yard extra point, that the Falcons blocked. Air Forced scored on its possession and knocked off the Mids at home. "Some guy got in my way and I just told him to move explicitly," Proctor said. "It's unfortunate that the refs made a call like that." Proctor, who rushed for 148 yards …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The loud noise readers heard late Friday morning was a practice flight by Strike Fighter Squadron VGA 211 in preparation for Saturday's Navy football game.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Did you hear the loud noise of planes flying overhead just before 11 a.m.? If you did then you're not alone. Patch readers took to Facebook to describe the sound. According to a U.S. Naval Academy spokesperson the flyover was Strike Fighter Squadron VFA 211, the Fighting Checkmates, from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. The squadron will be doing the flyover at Saturday's Navy Football game against Airforce and today's flight was a practice flight.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Senior quarterback Kriss Proctor ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as Navy defeated Delaware, in the Mids season opener.
It took Kriss Proctor all of one minute and 25 seconds to put his mark on the new 2011 season. The senior quarterback from Big Bear City, CA, took the game’s third play from scrimmage 75 yards to the house, as Navy defeated the University of Delaware, 40-17, on Saturday. It was a career-day for Proctor, making just his fourth start for the Mids in his four years. One hundred and seventy-six yards rushing, three scores on the ground and one in the air—the first passing touchdown of his career—led to the lopsided season opening victory for the Mids. "The great thing about it is Kriss will be the first guy to say he can get better. That's the scary thing about it. The kid is a talented kid," Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "This kid is …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Hundreds came to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday to meet the football team for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Navy football kicked off Saturday morning with a “fan fest” at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The event included several vendors and WNAV radio station, who interviewed players. Starting at 10 a.m., hundreds of fans lined up to visit the row of tables to meet their favorite Navy football players and get autographs. Other attractions included a moonbounce, an inflatable Navy jet, pizza, chicken, bagels, sodas and giveaways.