Navy heads to White House

Navy heads to White House
April 17, 2014, 3:45 pm
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(L to R) Navy Midshipmen linebacker Cody Peterson (53) head coach Kenneth Niumatalolo and wide receiver Matt Aiken (85) hold the trophy after the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Navy beat Middle Tennessee 24-6.

(Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

The ceremony where the Navy football team meets President Obama at the White House can be viewed live starting at 2 p.m. Friday at wwww.whitehouse.gov/live.

The Midshipmen are going back to the White House for the ninth time in the last 11 years after winning the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy, given each year to the winner of the football competition with the nation's three Service Academies and named in honor of the President.

Navy went 9-4 in 2013 and made it to a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years. Plus, the Mids won a bowl games for the eighth time ever and beat arch-rival Army for a series-record 12th straight year.

This was just the fifth time in Navy history that the Midshipmen won at least nine games, beat Army and captured a bowl game. 

The other teams to do that came in 1957, 1978, 2004 and 2009.