1914 Football Season

Mike Belter – I finally finished that book on the 1914 Army Football Team, and published it as an e-Book.

It is available in multiple formats on Smashwords for free, and also available at a number of online bookstores, though they might charge you.


Because some folks either do not like or have access to e-Books, a paperback is available on CreateSpace and Amazon for about $23.  All profits from any sales will be divided between AOG and WP.org.     https://www.createspace.com/6412604



1914 Army 9-0

1914/11/28 Army 20 – Navy 0 W



Omar Bradley is the 3d from the left in the 2d row.

Coach Charles Dudley Daly

Overall: 58-13-3


Howitzer 1915

The importance of beating Navy streaches back well before the 1914 Season

The Team was Coached by Lt Charles Daly Class of 1905. Its Captain was Vernon Prichard Class of 1915

Members of the Class of 1915 included Louis Merillat, James Van Fleet, Omar Bradley, Paul Hodgson Charles Benedict, Hubert Harmon and Leland Hobbs

Dwight Eisenhower  sustained an injury. As a result he only earned an Army A his Yearling year — 1912. He assisted as a coach for the Cullum Hall team.

The score was Army 20 – Navy 0

The Plebe Team was referred to as the Cullum Hall Squad.

Baseball team..Omar Bradley is second from left in front row







ARMY-AND NAVY END PRACTICES FOR THEIR GAME- Atlanta Constitution – Nov 27, 1914

Army And Navy Teams in Annual Gridiron Contest
About 33,000 Spectators Witness Football Struggle at Philadelphia This Afternoon – Army Scored Safety and Two Touchdowns in First Half – The Day – Nov 28, 1914

Largest Crowd On Record At Army And Navy Game – Sunday Tribune – Nov 28, 1914

Army And Navy In Their Greatest Fight Of The Year…Surrounded by Mighty Crowd, cadets and Middies battle on Franklin Field Today – Army is Slight favorite – The Day – Nov 28, 1914

ARMY SHUTS OUT NAVY BY 20 TO 0. – Boston Evening Transcript – Nov 29, 1914
PHILADELPHIA, Nov 28–The West Point football players today beat Annapolis, 20 to 0, this afternoon before the biggest crowd ever assembled on Franklin Field, the Cadets superiority being even greater than indicated by the…

Boston Daily Globe – Nov 29, 1914
PHILADELPHIA, Nov 28–The West Point football players today beat Annapolis, 20 to 0, this afternoon before the biggest crowd ever assembled on Franklin Field…

ARMY TEAM WELCOMED.; Annual Homecoming Scenes at West Point ;- Wyand Elected Captain.- New York Times – Nov 30, 1914
WEST POINT, N.Y., Nov. 29. — The victorious Army football team reached home at 4 o’clock this afternoon and received a rousing welcome. The scenes which annually feature the homecoming of the football men, whether they are winners or losers, were enacted, although, if possible, with a little more enthusiasm than in the past.
The football men brought with them from Philadelphia the blue and gold blanket which has adorned the back: of the Navy;s mascot goat for many years…





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