The Navy football program is drawing some inspiration from its mascot with some goat-themed uniforms for the 2018 Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. The uniforms pay homage to the 125th anniversay of Bill the Goat.
“The Naval Academy has such a rich history, we knew we needed to make a uniform that could uniquely tell their story and convey their exuberant spirit. The Navy Goat is the perfect symbol in which to understand the school’s longstanding excellence and traditions,” Nick Billiris, Senior Design Director of Team Sports at Under Armour, said in a statement.
“We wanted the powerful narrative around the goat to shine through as a way to build enthusiasm from both the players and the fans.”
From the release:
The Navy Goat mascot came to be in 1893 when officers from the USS New York, a United States Naval transport ship, gifted a goat named El Cid to the Naval Academy. The Naval Academy appointed El Cid the honorary mascot for that year’s Army-Navy game, the fourth ever, in which Navy beat Army in a momentous victory. To commemorate the win, the goat was appointed team mascot and became a valued symbol of the Navy football program.
The Army-Navy game will be played at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and will be televised on CBS.
You can check out more photos of the Midshipmen’s new look below.