By Thom Craver CBS News December 7, 2018, 4:13 PM Trump to handle coin toss at 2018 Army vs. Navy football game
The U.S. Army West Point Black Knights (9-2) and the Navy Midshipmen (3-9) clash this weekend in Philadelphia for the 119th Army-Navy football game, marking the end of the 2018 college football regular season. The Black Knights are looking to extend their winning streak against the Midshipmen to three.
The Midshipmen, however, lead the all-time series with 60 wins to Army's 51. The match has ended in a tie score seven times since the rivalry game began in 1890. So far this season, the Black Knights have beaten Air Force Falcons, and the Falcons have defeated the Midshipmen. With a win Saturday, the Black Knights can win the coveted Commander-in-Chief's Trophy.
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President Trump attending Army – Navy Game
President Trump will attend the battle between the Black Knights and Midshipman on Saturday. This will his first time visiting the rivalry game as president. Mr. Trump attended the matchup in 2016 as the president-elect. In May, he presented the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the Black Knights.
Mr. Trump will be the 10th sitting president to attend the game. That tradition began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. It's custom for the president to sit on the Army's side of the stadium for one half and the Navy's side for the other.
Trump to officiate coin toss
Mr. Trump will watch over the official coin toss on the field before the game, the Associated Press reported. The U.S. Military Academy announced that Mr. Trump plans to participate in the coin toss on Friday afternoon.