Posted: Sep 30, 2011 9:04 PM by Jordan Mason
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Air Force waited seven years to reclaim the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, and has no intention of relinquishing it anytime soon.
Navy lost the coveted trophy less than a year ago and is already itching to get it back.
The 2½-foot tall, three-sided trophy that symbolizes service academy dominance will be the focus on Saturday when Air Force (2-1) and Navy (2-1) meet before a sellout crowd.
Air Force snapped a seven-game losing streak to Navy last season with a 14-6 victory in Colorado Springs. When the Falcons subsequently beat Army to capture the trophy for the first time since 2002, athletic director Hans Mueh sent the team's equipment truck directly from West Point to the Naval Academy to pick up the valuable piece of hardware.
Now it's up for grabs.
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