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361Army-Navy football game 12 December 2009

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  • Phelps Hobart
    Jan 31, 2009
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      Army-Navy football game moved back a week, beginning in 2009
      Oct. 23, 2008

      CBSSports.com wire reports

      NEW YORK --

      The annual Army-Navy football game will be played a week later, starting in 2009. The rivalry will take place on the second Saturday in December.

      The academies and CBS announced Thursday they have extended their TV rights agreement through 2018.

      The date change will give the matchup more visibility because it will no longer conflict with conference championship games. It will be the last regular-season college football game each year.

      "There is no more fitting way to conclude the college football regular season," said Mike Aresco, executive vice president for programming at CBS Sports.

      The game also will be streamed live and free of charge on CBSSports.com, reaching troops around the world.

      "We could not be more pleased," Army athletic director Kevin Anderson said in a statement. "We feel very fortunate that this great American tradition will continue to be delivered to servicemen around the globe."

      The Army–Navy Game is an annual college football game between the teams of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, Maryland. The USMA team,...
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      One of the most storied rivalries in all of sports resumes Saturday at noon with the kickoff of the 109th playing of the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia.
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      Army-Navy Football archival digital images, U. S. Naval Academy Library Archives collection ... Philadelphia to host Army-Navy Football Game 2004-2008; ...
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