President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy football game
President Donald Trump, who attended last season's Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, is coming to this year's edition at West Point. Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy football game

The Army Black Knights will welcome more than just the Navy Midshipmen for the annual game featuring the programs that will be held at West Point. 

Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend the contest set to get underway at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. 

"The president's going to make it," Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk confirmed on Monday. 

Back in October, the programs agreed to move the game from Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, to West Point due to local coronavirus-related restrictions regarding mass gatherings. Students from the schools are permitted to attend the contest held at Michie Stadium, but other paying fans will be shut out this time around. 

Army sits at 7-2 but hasn't played since a 28-27 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Nov. 21. The Black Knights will end the regular season against the Air Force Falcons on Dec. 19. 

Navy, meanwhile, fell to 3-6 on the campaign following this past Saturday's loss to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and doesn't have an opponent scheduled after Army. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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