The Army–Navy annual football game is a big college football rivalry game.
It’s between the Army Black Knights of the United States Military Academy (USMA) based in West Point, New York, and the Navy Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) based in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Black Knights, or Cadets, and Midshipmen each represent their service’s oldest officer commissioning sources.
As such, the game has come to embody the spirit of the inter-service rivalry of the United States Armed Forces. The game marks the end of the college football regular season and the third and final game of the season’s Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy series.
The Army–Navy game is one of the most traditional and enduring rivalries in college football. It is frequently attended by sitting U.S. presidents.
The rivalry between Annapolis and West Point, while friendly, is intense.
A long-standing tradition at the Army–Navy football game is to conduct a formal “prisoner exchange” as part of the pre-game activities. The prisoners are the cadets and midshipmen currently spending the semester studying at the sister academy. After the exchange, students have a brief reprieve to enjoy the game with their comrades.
What: Army v.s. Navy annual football game
When: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Where: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST (1500 hours)