Navy Midshipmen is a sports division of 30 teams that are part of the NCAA Division. It is located in Annapolis, Maryland, and belongs to the United States Naval Academy, opened in October 1845 by Secretary George Bancroft. The first team of the university is a football team, founded in 1879.
Meaning and History
The sports division received its logo in 1917, and until then used the general university emblem. The need for it arose with the large-scale expansion of the list of its teams.
1917 – 1941
The debut version consisted of a gold anchor on a black background with the words “Navy” at the top. It was classic, depicted not schematically, but in detail: with lower side socks, wide paws, a long spindle, a horizontal stem, a bracket, and an eyelet. The rope was completely twisted around him. The title was done in the same color as the anchor.
1942 – present
Gradually, the sports department adopted a modern logo format – minimalistic and understandable. It reflects the faculty’s general concept, so it focuses on the letter “N” with a star on the right side.
The current version includes an uppercase “N” with serifs. But the lower part of the right leg is chopped, grotesque. The lines that make up the letter are wide, even, proportional in height. At the top is the classic five-pointed star. The main color of the logo is blue.
The team is part of the NCAA Division I FBS structure. She played her only national championship in 1926, sharing the championship with athletes from Stanford and Alabama. She also won two division competitions. So far, the Navy Midshipmen have participated in 23 games.
Since 2019, the players have been coached by Ken Niumatalolo. The team will perform at home at the Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. She played the most recent FBS season in 2014.