Sources at the U.S. Naval Academy have told GoMids.com, as of Wednesday evening, 77 midshipmen have been given permission to represent the brigade at the Navy/Temple football game tomorrow in Philadelphia. This number does not include a small collection of band members and cheerleaders. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
GoMids.com has also learned
that midshipmen who signed-up as part of this movement order were required to
pay $25 for their tickets. In a
GoMids.com reported that an invitation was extended from the Temple University
Athletic Department to the Naval Academy which would have allowed the entire brigade to attend
the game for free.
In related news, the
Point public affairs office has
confirmed that the U.S. Military Academy would be sending 300 cadets to Army's
football game this Saturday in Cleveland against Akron. The game,
which is being billed as the first annual Patriot Bowl promises a patriotic
pre-game and halftime show.
Both the Navy and Army
games will be covered by ESPN networks.
The Navy/Temple game will be covered by ESPNU which is available in close
to 10 million homes nationwide. The
Army/Akron game will be televised by ESPN Regional and available in only the
York market or as
part of a pay-per-view package.
Over 4,000 midshipmen
attended the Navy/Maryland football game held in
Baltimore on Labor Day weekend in 2005. The game generated $1 million in revenue
for the Naval Academy.
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