Trump will do coin toss

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Sports - The As­so­ci­ated Press

WEST POINT, N.Y. >> Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump will of­fi­ci­ate the coin toss be­fore the Army-Navy game on Dec. 8.

West Point made the an­nounce­ment lead­ing to the game at Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial Field in Philadel­phia, where the No. 22 Black Knights (9-2) play the Mid­ship­men (3-9).

This will be Trump’s first Army-Navy game as pres­i­dent. He was at the 2016 game as pres­i­den­t­elect.

He will be the 10th sit­ting pres­i­dent to at­tend, a tra­di­tion that be­gan with Theodore Roo­sevelt in 1901. Pres­i­dents, by cus­tom, sit on the Army side of the sta­dium for one half and the Navy side for the other. Army will try to win for the third straight time in the se­ries af­ter los­ing the pre­vi­ous 14. The ri­valry be­tween the ser­vice acad­e­mies be­gan in 1890.

PA­TRICK SE­MAN­SKY — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

An Army cadet dis­plays a sign for then Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump in the first half of the 2016 Army-Navy game.

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