Six National TV Appearances Highlight Navy 2010 Schedule

In the summer of 2008, Navy entered into a two-year commitment to take part in the Day of Rivals. The inaugural event was held last spring and featured two of the game's longest and most cherished rivalries - Army vs. Navy and Maryland vs. Johns Hopkins. Once again, M&T Bank Stadium will host the four-team event, as the Black Knights and Midshipmen meet for the 88th time and the Terps and Blue Jays square off for the 106th time. The day kicks off with the Army-Navy game at 4:00 pm, followed by Hopkins and Maryland at 6:30 pm, both televised by ESPNU. The Mids own a 57-27-3 series advantage, including wins in 14 of the last 15 games.

For the seventh consecutive year, Navy will close out the regular season by facing Johns Hopkins on April 24 in Annapolis. In what has been a heartbreaking series for Navy supporters, the Blue Jays have won 35 in a row against the Midshipmen. Seven of the last 15 games between the two teams have been decided by one goal, including four of the last seven. Four of the last six games played in Annapolis have gone down to the wire with Hopkins the victor by one goal. CBS College Sports will air the game from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium starting at 12:00 pm.

Finally, the four-team Patriot League Tournament is slated to be played April 30 and May 2 at the site of the highest seed. Since joining the league in 2004, the Midshipmen have played host to four of the six tournaments and have claimed the title five times. Navy owns a 10-1 all-time record in the Patriot League Tournament. CBS College Sports will televise both semifinal contests, as well as the championship game. Times for those games will be announced at a later date.

"Every one of the teams in the Patriot League has made a push forward in terms of being competitive," said Meade. "I think the days of winning a Patriot League game by 10 or 12 goals are over. The league as a whole is starting to balance out and it's certainly given us the shot in the arm to re-focus and know we have a battle to fight every time we step foot on the field."

Since the start of the 2004 campaign, 38 Navy lacrosse games have been televised with at least five in each of the last six years. In 2008, the Mids made eight appearances on either a live or tape-delayed basis. Navy was on TV seven times in 2004, six times in '05, '06 and '09 and five times in '07.

Preseason Scrimmages

Date       Day      Opponent            Time    Location
Jan. 30 Sat. UMBC 10:00 am Annapolis, Md.
Feb. 6 Sat. at Virginia 3:00 pm Charlottesville, Va.

Regular-Season Schedule

Date       Day      Opponent           Time     Location           Television
Feb. 13 Sat. VMI 12:00 pm Annapolis, Md.
Feb. 20 Sat. Loyola 12:00 pm Annapolis, Md.
Feb. 25 Thurs. North Carolina 7:00 pm Annapolis, Md. CBS College

March 2 Tues. * at Lehigh 7:00 pm Bethlehem, Pa.
March 6 Sat. * Bucknell 3:00 pm Annapolis, Md. CBS College
March 12 Fri. * at Lafayette 7:00 pm Easton, Pa.
March 16 Tues. at Towson 7:00 pm Towson, Md.
March 20 Sat. * Holy Cross 12:00 pm Annapolis, Md.
March 27 Sat. * at Colgate 3:00 pm Hamilton, N.Y.

April 2 Fri. Georgetown 7:00 pm Annapolis, Md. CBS College
April 10 Sat. at Maryland 12:00 pm College Park, Md. ESPNU
April 17 Sat. *^ vs. Army 4:00 pm Baltimore, Md. ESPNU
JHU vs. Maryland 6:30 pm
April 24 Sat. Johns Hopkins 12:00 pm Annapolis, Md. CBS College

April 30, Fri., Patriot League Tournament Highest Seed CBS College
May 2 Sun.

Home contests played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
All times Eastern

* Patriot League contest
^ Day of Rivals doubleheader (M&T Bank Stadium; Baltimore, Md.)

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