One of the greatest American football traditions is the annual Army-Navy Game. Played at some of the nation’s most famous venues and attended by many sitting U.S. Presidents, the game truly is one of the best in college football.
With both teams set to go all-out for the game in December, the uniform makers appear to be doing the same.
On Wednesday, uniform maker Under Armour unveiled the new look that the Navy Midshipmen will be sporting when they take on the Army Black Knights.
The new uniform will feature the iconic Bill the Goat, Navy’s mascot, on the helmet, cleats, and gloves. The jersey will be white with blue sleeves and gold stripes.
— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) October 17, 2018
The Navy Goat has served as the team’s mascot since 1893.
In a statement on the UA website, Nick Billiris, Under Armour’s Senior Design Director of Team Sports, explained the reason behind making Bill the Goat the featured figure in the new uniform design:
“The Naval Academy has such a rich history, we knew we needed to make a uniform that could uniquely tell their story and convey their exuberant spirit. The Navy Goat is the perfect symbol in which to understand the school’s longstanding excellence and traditions. We wanted the powerful narrative around the goat to shine through as a way to build enthusiasm from both the players and the fans.”
The game will be played at Lincoln Financial Field on December 8, 2018.
Army currently holds a two-game winning streak over the Midshipmen, their first in over 20 years.