The Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen will face each other for the 113th time this Saturday in Philadelphia to conclude the 2012 college football season, but the two military academies are participating in a tradition much bigger than the game of football every time they take the field against one another.
For the first time since 2005, the teams will battle for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, since the two military academies swept the Air Force Falcons this season. In addition, the Midshipmen and Black Knights will compete for the Thompson Cup, which is awarded annually to the winner of the Army-Navy rivalry.
What else makes this storied tradition so great, though? Click ahead to find out!