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BHAFB Notes: Navy to meet Army in Philadelphia, MW Up for Grabs

Following last Friday’s stunning triple-overtime road win over San Jose State, the passionate band of brothers known as the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen football team aren’t looking ahead to their date in Forth Worth, Texas for December’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. After earning their sixth win two weeks ago to punch their ticket to Fort Worth, Navy was battered and bruised but pressed on, staying the course to a heart-pounding 58-52 win over San Jose State.

BHAFB First Bowl to host All Three Service Academies

With the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen football team heading to Fort Worth, Texas in December, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl has become the only collegiate football bowl game in history to have all three United States Service Academies play in its annual game that honors America’s Armed Forces.

Surviving stormy seas with fierce resolve and determination, the doggedly disciplined U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen football team won their sixth game last weekend to become eligible to compete in the 11th annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth. The Mids earned their 10th trip to a bowl game in the last 11 years last Saturday with their 42-14 senior day victory in Annapolis over South Alabama.

Navy Notes - BHAFB Bound Navy travels to San Jose State

Primary objective reached, overall mission still to be accomplished, the band of brothers known as the 2013 U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen football team have qualified for December’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, but have two more objectives to conquer before heading to Fort Worth, Texas. This Saturday, Navy travels to Northern California to challenge San Jose State on its home turf.

North Texas' McCoy named Armed Forces Merit Award Recipient

Brandon McCoy, a senior defensive end at North Texas, is the second recipient of Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). Coordinated by the staff at the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the FWAA was created in June 2012 “to honor an individual and/or a group within the realm of the sport of football.”

Sportswriter Doyle’s Double Life

For years, they talked every Monday over breakfast about almost everything but the thread that pulled them together in the first place, Notre Dame football. Politics, world geography, family, life - and one day sorting through the news of a plane crash in some far off place. That’s the first time Notre Dame coaching icon Ara Parseghian got a glimpse of Joe Doyle’s double life.

Beaming About the Red, White & Blue

With the second recipient of Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) being announced next Monday on Veteran's Day 2013, Brant Ringler of the Bell Helicopter Armed Force Bowl is "beaming" these days about the involvement by college and university football programs around the country that continue to honor the armed services each fall.

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