By Debbie Gregory.
Are you ready for some football? More to the point, are you ready for some Navy football?
The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen won’t just be playing on Saturdays, they’ll also be featured on third installment of A Season With — , the Showtime series that takes viewers behind the scenes with a sports team. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the Florida State Seminoles were featured in seasons one and two.
A Season with Navy Football will premiere on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00pm ET/PT, when the Midshipmen take on the Florida Atlantic Owls.
A Season With transports viewers beyond the field and into the lives of student athletes as they compete throughout the season. Viewers go from the classroom to the locker room to the kick-off each week.
Production is currently ongoing in Annapolis, Maryland.
“This is a tremendous opportunity through the extraordinary exposure of Showtime to share the character and impact of Navy football to the nation,” said Navy athletics director Chet Gladchuk.
The Navy-Army Game, played annually on the last weekend of the college football regular season in early December, pits the Navy Midshipmen against the Black Knights of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York (Army). It is one of the most traditional and enduring rivalries in college football, and is televised every year by CBS. This year’s game will be played on Saturday, December 9th at 3:00pm ET.
This is Navy’s 137th football season. The Naval Academy’s football program is one of the nation’s oldest, with its history dating back to 1879.