Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football

Army-Navy Game to Feature 1944 Tribute Uniforms

+Read full article

Danny Wild – USA TODAY Sports

Brush up on your United States history. This year’s game between the Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen is going to feature a tribute to one of the defining moments in United States history, let alone the world’s.

If anyone can appreciate a proper uniform, it’s the young men from West Point, N.Y. and Annapolis, Md. The year 1944 obviously is very significant as not only did Army win the first of three consecutive national championships, but more importantly, the Battle of the Bulge took place.

Imgur.com

An actual map of the battle is part of several uniform elements, including the helmet stripe, jersey numbers, gloves and cleats. The helmet also features the insignia of the 101st Airborne Division, which aided in the Battle of the Bulge.

Imgur.com

Navy’s uniforms are somewhat more futuristic when it comes to the jersey and font of the numbers, but their helmets feature a slick golden stripe, naval insignia and appropriate anchor logo.

Imgur.com

The best part of the Middies’ uniforms is actually under the pads. The tight undershirt features a large reprint of the First U.S. Navy Jack flag, the Gadsden Flag, complete with rattlesnake and “Don’t Tread on Me” lettering. The flag can also be found on the back of the Midshipmen’s helmets.

Imgur.com

Admittedly, both uniforms are very well done, but the lettering and numbering on Navy’s jerseys seems out of place. If the Navy Jack could’ve been implemented more, it’d be hard to choose the better overall uniform. Army gets the nod there, but both sets of duds get the Seal of Approval®.

Brandon Cavanaugh is a college football columnist for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter: @eightlaces

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

How TCU WR Kolby Listenbee Can Win $1 Million | The Feed

TCU WR Kolby Listenbee can win $1 million if he breaks Chris Johnson's 40-yard dash time at this year's NFL Combine. In this edition of "The Feed brought to you by Cici's Pizza," Campus Insiders' Shae Peppler believes the Horned Frogs wide receiver, who is also a track star, is the perfect candidate to win Adidas' $1 million challenge.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Mountain West Daily (2/5/16)

Fresno State women’s tennis is playing in the ITA National Indoor Championships, Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun agrees to a contract extension and former Falcon quarterback Chris Beake heads to his second Super Bowl in three years as a defensive assistant for the Denver Broncos.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas: Top 4 Games at Georgia Tech

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas exploded onto the scene in 2009 for the Yellow Jackets and was a tremendous playmaker. Even GT's option-oriented offense could not conceal the weapon that was affectionately known as "Bay Bay". Thomas put together some awesome games in his time in Atlanta. Enjoy four of his greatest performances right here!

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NCAA Football Videos

Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly Boston College Hype Video

Luke Kuechly's legendary career at Boston College led him to the Carolina Panthers, where he has been one of the most dominant forces in the NFL. Luke has been the catalyst for a prolific Panthers defense that will now be tested on the biggest stage of all, Super Bowl 50! Enjoy this special Super Bowl edition of the best of Luke Kuechly while a BC Eagle!

Comment 0 Comments