In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get a general-admission package for two to a U.S. Naval Academy men’s or women’s basketball game at Alumni Hall in Annapolis (up to a $30 total value). The general-admission package includes:
- Two general-admission tickets (a $10 value each)
- Two hot dogs (a $3 value each)
- Two sodas (a $2 value each)<p>
Choose from the following games:
- Women’s basketball versus Richmond on Friday, November 11, at 7 p.m.
- Men’s basketball versus Penn State Altoona on Sunday, November 13, at 4 p.m.
- Men’s basketball versus Tulane on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 p.m.
- Men’s basketball versus Mount St. Mary’s on Sunday, November 27, at 7 p.m.
- Women’s basketball versus Air Force on Monday, November 28, at 7 p.m.<p>
The Naval Academy Midshipmen bolster blue-and-gold pride with a dedicated basketball program powered by sharpshooters and fancy dribblers. Returning coach Stefanie Pemper leads the women’s basketball team in its quest to claim its fourth consecutive winning record, repeat its 2011 victory in the Patriot league Tournament, and count every bump on a regulation basketball. Winner of the 2009 Big Ten Coach of the Year award, Navy newcomer Ed DeChellis helms the men’s basketball team, bringing 15 years of head-coach experience to the organization. Season openers against Richmond and Penn State Altoona let fans cement die-hard credentials, and the women’s match versus Air Force spotlights the venerable rivalry between sea and sky. Games take place on the Dave Smalley Court in the expansive Alumni Hall, with 5,710 seats providing plenty of room for high-energy cheers and jack-o’-lantern shot-put contests.
Parking at Alumni Hall is restricted to those with permanent Department of Defense stickers. Fans may ride to games on a free shuttle that departs from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, see here for full details.
U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen Athletics
In one of the nation's most storied rivalries spanning more than a century, the Navy Midshipmen and the Army Black Knights have met on courts, fields, mats, and tracks and in pools more than 1,700 times. Though the fierce rivalry will always take priority among students, fan bases, media, and aliens debating whether to invade America by land or by sea, the Midshipmen have excelled against other competition, as well. The Naval Academy boasts NCAA Division II championships in women’s indoor track and women’s swimming, as well as 40 NCAA Division I individual championships, including 10 fencing champions, nine men’s gymnastics champions, and eight men’s swimming champions.
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Annapolis, Maryland 21402