Feb. 21, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Saturday's 108th meeting of the Army-Navy series will be televised to a regional audience by CBS, marking the 13th straight year that the network will carry the storied men's basketball rivalry. The contest will be this year's "Star Game" as Navy is looking for its fifth straight "Star Game" victory over the Black Knights in the battle for the Alumni Trophy. The game will be played at West Point's Christl Arena, tipping off at 2:00 pm.
Kevin Harlan will call his first Army-Navy contest and will be joined by Dan Bonner, who has called several Army-Navy tilts. The contest will be carried regionally by by CBS affiliates in Albany, N.Y. (WRGB), New York (WCBS), Washington, D.C. (WUSA), Baltimore, Md. (WJZ), Salisbury, Md. (WBOC), Richmond, Va. (WTVR) and Norfolk, Va. (WTKR).
Navy fans that live in markets showing the Arkansas at Kentucky will not be left out as CBS Sports and CSTV Networks' CSTV.com will provide video streaming for the broadcast. The game will be streamed online at www.navysports.com and www.cstv.com for annual All-Access subscribers only. Monthly Navy All Access subscribers will have to purchase the game separately.
In addition, the game will be broadcast on the airwaves on WNAV (1430 AM) with Bob Socci calling the action. Coverage begins at 1:45 pm (ET) with the Navy basketball pregame show. Army's website, www.goarmysports.com, will provide live scoring.
Navy has won 24 of the last 27 Star Games between the two teams and lead the Star Game series. Navy has won five straight Star Games between the two rivals. Army won this year's first meeting, 69-67, in Annapolis on Jan. 27.
The Mids enter the game with a 14-12 overall record and are in second place in the Patriot League at 7-4. Army is 11-14 overall and 4-7 in league play.
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