Navy to wear special 'Don't Tread On Me' uniforms against Army
The team's renew acquaintances for the 115th time Saturday in Baltimore in one of the most revered and historic rivalries in sports. And when Navy takes the field, they’ll do so in a special set of uniforms Under Armour crafted for the contest. The “Don’t Tread On Me” themed uniforms will have much more red than Navy’s traditional navy blue and gold look.
The uniforms will feature stars-and-stripes inspired cleats, blue helmets and gloves. The uniforms are inspired by the First Navy Jack, first used by the Continental Navy during the American Revolution.
Navy has won a record 12 straight games in the rivalry, which was first played in 1890 at West Point.
The Midshipmen won last year’s game 34-7 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, by far the most frequent venue for the Army-Navy rivalry. Philadelphia has hosted 85 Army-Navy games—at Franklin Field, Municipal Stadium (later known as John F. Kennedy Stadium), Veterans Stadium and, most recently, Lincoln Financial Field.
It’s also been played 11 times in New York, four times at East Rutherford, N.J., three each at Annapolis, Md., and West Point, and once in Chicago, Landover, Md., Pasadena, Calif., and Princeton, N.J.
This will be the fifth time Baltimore will host the game, and the third at M&T Bank Stadium.
- Phil Watson