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Navy Sports Central

What if I told you about a group of elite college athletes who compete in 36 different sports at one of the toughest institutions in the nation. For them, it’s not about name, image, and likeness or any other kind of major endorsement deal. Because at the end of the day, their ultimate goal is to serve their country.  These young men and women represent the best our country has to offer. They compete at a high level on both the national and world stage, and their stories have mostly gone untold. I’m here to change all of that. With Navy Sports Central, you'll get the latest news on the athletes, and their teams, gain some unique insights in our Deep Dive segment and hear from some great guests along the way. So please join me, Karl Darden, and check out Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts to learn more about these incredible athletes and our nation’s future leaders.

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Making a Statement: Navy Women's Lacrosse Beats Army to Clinch the Star Series
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!The Mids continued their strong month of April by chalking up two big wins over Army and two Patriot League Championships in women's golf and women's tennis. Meanwhile the Men's Rugby team advance to the College Rugby Association National Championship game with victories over Arkansas State and Life University. But it's our Deep Dive segment that you won't want to miss. We'll be joined by Cynthia Lisa from the Class of 2000, and she will share her expertise as we break down the Navy Women's Lacrosse team's huge win over Army. Our conversation will cover everything from the key performances to team strategy as we analyze how the Mids took down the Black Knights in such convincing fashion. Finally, Cynthia talks about how far the program has come in the last 20 plus years and what can be done to keep the popularity of Navy Women's Lacrosse on the rise. Trust me, this is an episode you won't want to miss!Related Links: Navy Women's Tennis Patriot League Championship HighlightsNavy Women's Lacrosse Highlights vs. ArmyFollow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
46:54 4/23/24
Ball to Bat & Bat to Ball: A Conversation with Navy Baseball Hitting Coach Jeff Kane
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!The Army-Navy Star series looks like it could go down to the wire!. Find out how the Women's Tennis team came from behind to post a huge win in our sports update. We'll also get caught up on both track & field and lacrosse teams. And you're not going to want to miss our Deep Dive Segment. Navy Assistant Coach Jeff Kane joins us to share his insights on everything that goes into developing confident consistent hitters; from physical size to the layout of Bishop Stadium.  You'll also hear some candid discussions about the mental game of baseball, overcoming slumps, and how Coach Kane combines the human element and analytics to build the most productive lineup possible. Related Links: Coach Jeff Kane Biography2024 Navy Baseball StatisticsWe want your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:How many Patriot League Championships has the Navy Baseball team won since joining in 1991?  Is it:A. 2B. 3C. 5D. 6You can give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page.Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
39:03 4/4/24
Navy Sports Central Rewind: The 2004 Navy Men's Lacrosse Team's Season to Remember
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, we're going to jump into the Navy Sports Central time machine and revisit the 2004 Navy Men's Lacrosse team's unforgettable season.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of their magical run to the Final Four. And in our Deep Dive segment, you will learn how they bounced back from a disappointing year in 2003 to wind up on the brink of a national championship. I'll be discussing the key players and highlight three regular season games that shaped this team into one the best that Navy has ever put on the field. Then I'll take you through that heart-stopping win over Princeton in the semifinal, and the classic championship game where the Mids came up agonizingly short against Syracuse. This was an inspiring team, whose commitment and dedication captured the hearts of college lacrosse fans across the nation. So come along and enjoy the ride with me!Related Links: Navy Track & Field Sweeps the Patriot League ChampionshipsNavy  Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Teams Repeat as Patriot League Champions2004 Navy Men's Lacrosse StatisticsWe want your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:As of today, there are 9 Navy Men's Lacrosse players who have over 150 points in their careers. How many of them played on the 2004 team that made it to the NCAA Championship game?A.) 1B.) 2C.) 3D.) 4You can give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page.Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
37:01 3/14/24
Adaptability & Collaboration: How the Navy Women's Swimming & Diving Team Continues to Outshine Their Competition
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In today's episode, you'll get a complete update you on the Army-Navy Star Series, where in the month of February we saw some truly exceptional performances and record-breaking moments. On the biggest weekend of the Star Competition all year, outstanding Navy athletes stepped up when it really counted.  You will hear about all their terrific efforts on the rifle range, the track and on the gymnastics floor. In our Deep Dive segment, I sit down with Coach John Morrison, who gives us some great insight into the Navy Women's Swimming and Diving team and its history of sustained superior performance over the years. We chat about how adaptability and collaboration has played  a huge role in establishing such an impressive record in the Patriot League. These behind-the-scenes details will leave you with a new appreciation for the role of a dedicated coach in shaping champions.And as always, we will have our Question of the Day and Mid Watch segments. So, stop in for a while and join us!Related Links: Navy Women's Swimming & Diving Beats Army for the 35th Straight Year!Navy Finishes Strong In Final Dual Meet of the Season to Beat James MadisonWe want your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:How many swimmers has Navy Women's Swimming & Diving Coach John Morrison sent to the Olympic Trials?A.)  6B.) 9C.) 11D.) 12You can give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page.Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
39:36 2/17/24
Forging a Championship Culture: Navy Men's Swimming & Diving Coach Bill Roberts Shares His Thoughts
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!We are back with a terrific start to the new year! In our sports update, we will be checking in with the Track & Field and Wrestling teams. And you will also get an nice breakdown of men's basketball team's exciting win over Army. Then, be sure to stay with us as we welcome Coach Bill Roberts of the Navy Men's Swimming & Diving team to the podcast. We will get an insider's look at their championship culture that has been built over the decades; one that they leaned on heavily to bounce back after a tough loss to Army to win their 19th consecutive Patriot League title. Coach Roberts will put you in the moment as he recaps the thrilling win in the 400 yard freestyle relay that earned the Mids the championship.  And he also shares some of his philosophy on what it takes  to keep the team sharp as they prepare to defend their title just a couple months after another big win over Army.This is your chance to learn more about one of the truly elite programs in all of Navy Athletics. It's an episode you won't want to miss!Related Links: Navy Sweeps the 2023 Patriot League Swimming & Diving Titles!Navy Men's Swimming & Diving Beats Army to Reclaim the Star!We want your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:How many ECAC Championships has Bill Roberts won as the head coach of the Navy Men's Swimming & Diving Team?A.)  7B.) 11C.) 13D.) 15You can give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
39:15 1/25/24
Total Disruption: Unveiling the Effects of Transfer Portal on College Football and Breaking Down the CFP's Latest Screw Up
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, we will take a look at the college transfer portal and how it has basically become college football's version of the free agent market.  We will also critique  the controversial final rankings of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee post-Championship Week.  We compare Florida State's situation with Ohio State's 2014 scenario and examine if the committee's revenue-driven approach overlooked the resulted in them ignoring all of the Seminoles' on field accomplishments. Finally, we'll recognize the two standout athletes from our fall Mid Watch segment.  Freshman Kiefer Black, who led Navy Water Polo team to the Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference Championship game, and senior Averi Miller, whose clutch play sealed an incredible comeback  against Army to take the Star on Veterans Day. Remember, your opinions matter, so join our Navy Sports Nation Group on Facebook to get in on our Question of the Day and keep the conversation flowing.Related Links:The NCAA Football Transfer Portal: Big Commits, Top Recruits, What's AheadNavy Volleyball Rallies to Defeat Army in Their Star MatchWe want your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:In 2019, roughly 6% of division one college football rosters were made up of players from the transfer portal. What was that percentage during the 2023 football season?A.)  21%B.) 26%C.) 29%D.) 32%You can give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Referencing our previous Question of the Day on the number of Navy Women's Rowing Hall of Famers, here are all 11 of them.Laurie Coffey ('99)Anne Gibbon ('03)Shaunah Wark ('05)Fiona McFarland ('08)Katherine Ashton ('14)Rebecca Freihofer ('14)Brooke Mackno ('15)Katherine  Quinn ('15)Rebecca Greenberg ('16)Kathleen Heinbach ('16)Darby Nelson ('16)Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (CloseoSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
31:15 12/14/23
Navy's Magnificent Seven: Behind the Scenes with the Women's Triathlon Team
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Get ready to step into the shoes of the Navy Women's Triathlon Team as they gear up for the NCAA championships in Tempe, Arizona. We promise an exciting journey that not only explores the physical and mental preparation these athletes undertake but also showcases the unique dynamics of this all-girls team. Listen as Coach Billy Edwards shares tactics for the competition, and nationally ranked triathlete, Coach Alli LaRochelle provides an inside look at what motivated her to take on the challenge of being a coach at the collegiate level on top of running two businesses of her own. From cycling strategies to race-day nerves, this episode is packed with personal experiences and practical takeaways. The team members share how they navigate their way through each phase of the race, from swimming to cycling and running. The episode culminates with a retrospective look at the team's journey, as seniors Sarah Jarman and team captain Reagan Quilty reflect on the legacy of the Navy Women's Triathlon Team. From humble beginnings to attaining varsity status, the pride they take in the team's growth and accomplishments is evident.  Join us for this special edition of Navy Sports Central, and prepare to both entertained and inspired. Related Links:2023 Women's Triathlon RosterNCAA Regional Qualifier ResultsFollow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
47:45 11/12/23
Back on Course: My Conversation With Navy Women's Rowing Coach Joe Schlosberg
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, we'll be taking a closer look at one the most quietly successful athletic programs at Annapolis, the Navy Women's Rowing team.  Coach Joe Schlosberg will join us to talk about the impact that COVID had on the team and how his athletes bounced back to win another Patriot League title last spring. So you do not want to miss our Deep Dive segment. In our sports update, we'll talk about the Men's Cross Country team winning their 3rd straight league championship in pretty convincing fashion. And we'll check in with the Men's Rugby team as well as women's volleyball as well as both swimming & diving teams. Finally, we'll wrap things up with our Question of the Day and Mid Watch segments. So please stay with us. You'll be glad you did. Related Links:2023 Patriot League Women's Rowing ChampionshipNavy Rowers Shine at U23 World ChampionshipsWe want your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:The Women’s Rowing team has had two Varsity 8 Crews inducted into the Navy Sports Hall of Fame.They were from the 1V8 boats in both 1992 and 1994. How many individual rowers from the program have earned that distinction since 1980. Is it:A.) 8B.) 11C.) 14D.) 18Give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
46:40 11/2/23
Tacking, Jibing, and Running With the Wind: An Inside Look at the Navy Offshore Sailing Program
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, we're charting a course through the world of offshore sailing - a sport where Navy holds an impressive 15 NCAA Championships. Joining me on this maritime adventure is Warren Mazanec, a fellow classmate from '84 and a seasoned veteran of the offshore sailing team. He will provide invaluable insight into the intricacies of the sport. We're unpacking everything from the roles and responsibilities of the crew to vital maneuvers and race tactics, giving you a complete insider's view into the entire program at the Naval Academy. We'll also navigate through the world of professional sailing and the evolution of the America's Cup, comparing boat designs and discussing the sport's growth. Finally, we'll reflect on Warren's time with the Zeiberger crew and his passion for making sailing a family affair. Of course, we've also got our Question of the Day and Mid Watch segment, so please join us for what promises to be a very fun and informative episode!Related Links:Navy Offshore Sailing win Storm Trysail Club Offshore RegattaOffshore Sailing Takes 3rd at Shields Trophy Regatta We want your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:On how many occasions has the Navy Offshore Sailing team won the Kennedy Cup in consecutive years?A. OnceB. TwiceC. Three timesD. Four times Give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
62:14 10/15/23
Passion, Pride & Perseverance: Haley Carter ('06) Talks Navy Soccer and Her Mission to Grow the Women's Professional Game
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!It's been a great start to the fall sports season.  The volleyball team is riding a seven-match winning streak, the water polo team knocked off two ranked opponent's on their way to moving up in the national rankings, and the  women's soccer team enters league play on a three match unbeaten streak.  And of course the Navy Football team got into the win column, giving Brian Newberry his first as a head coach.We'll update you on all these sports in addition to bringing you our Deep Dive and Mid Watch segments as well as our Question of the Day. Our guest today is Hailey Carter.  She is a former Naval Academy Women's soccer player and the current  Vice President of Soccer Operations and General Manager for the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League, Carter discusses her journey from playing soccer as a young athlete and how her desire to serve  led her to the U.S. Naval Academy. Her passion for soccer continues to drive her today. Carter also unravels the moving story of the Afghanistan Women's National Team - and their continuing fight to be recognized by FIFA, international soccer's governing body. This episode has its share  of compelling stories and terrific insights.  So let's get to it. Related Links:Afghanistan's Women's National Team Fights for FIFA RecognitionOrlando Pride Announces Haley Carter as VP of Soccer Operations and General ManagerWe want your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:Mattie Gallagher's Goals Against Average in 2020 was  a microscopic 0.80 per game as she helped the Mids win their 5th Patriot League title.  What was her save percentage over that same period?A. 77%B. 79%C. 82%D 84%Give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
70:13 9/14/23
Gear Up! A Deep Dive into the Triathlon World With Navy Coach Billy Edwards
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!The fall sports season is just cranking up, and we'll be joined by Billy Edwards, the head coach of Navy's newest varsity sport, the Women's Triathlon.Coach Edwards discusses his athletic career at Annapolis and how he first became exposed to the triathlon. He also shares his personal experience as a professional triathlete and how that helped him establish a highly competitive club program. With the Women's Triathlon being elevated to varsity status, Coach Edwards and his team are entering new territory. Not only will you learn how the triathlon differs from other college sports, but you will also see how its evolution is already redirecting recruiting efforts. From the rigorous training cycles leading up to the NCAA championships to the skill sets of each athlete on his team, Coach Edwards provides an in depth look into a sport that is still largely unknown to many of us.  So, gear up for this immersive journey into the triathlon world. It's a race you won't want to miss.Related Links:Women's Triathlon Becomes the 36th Varsity Sport at the Naval AcademyCoach Billy Edwards BiographyQuilty Named First Team Captain of Women's TriathlonWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:Navy Women’s Triathlon coach Billy Edwards is a Naval Academy graduate (Class of 2000). How many other sports at Annapolis have a Navy grad as part of their coaching staff?  Is itA. 5B. 6C. 8D.9Give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
67:53 8/30/23
Catch, Drive, Finish, Recovery: My Conversation With Navy Rowing Hall of Famer Sean Coughlin
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, we are joined by former rower Sean Coughin from the Class of '87. He's is a Navy Sports Hall of Famer, and he provides us with some insightful and very real perspective on the challenges of competing at the international level.  Sean takes us through his early years of rowing and humbly shares both his successes and setbacks.  Sean's story is more than just about sports; it's about grit, and the ability to bounce back. Sit back as we discuss the different aspects of rowing, the significance of camaraderie, and the rush of competition. Finally, we'll get into Sean's post-rowing life, exploring his transition from the Marine Corps to teaching, and his accomplished published work.  Join us as Sean Coughlin shares his unique story. Related Links:"Our" Boys in the Boat": A Visit with Navy Lightweight Rowing Coach Shawn BagnallNational Champions Again: Catching Up with the Navy Lightweight Rowing TeamU23 World Rowing ChampionshipsWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:Navy's Great Eight crew won the gold medal in Helsinki, Finland in 1952. How many consecutive races did they win between 1952 and 1954? Was it:A. 29B. 30C. 31D. 32Give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
62:56 7/22/23
Sudden Impact: Navy Sprinter and Wide Receiver Nathan Kent's Journey to Annapolis . . . A Parent's Blueprint for Success.
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, you will have a chance to learn more about Nathan Kent, one of the Naval Academy's outstanding young athletes, as we sit down with his mom and former track and field star, Maura Kent. Nathan's rise to success in both track and football is brought to life through Maura's firsthand experiences and insights into his path from California to the Naval Academy. We also delve into the pivotal role mentors and family played in his decision to attend, and how their support has made all the difference.Maura shares valuable advice for parents of athletes navigating the complex world of college athletic careers, emphasizing the importance of teamwork and decision-making with the collective goal in mind. Finally, we explore the strong sense of community and passion that permeates life at the Naval Academy. Hear how Nathan's choice to pursue both football and track is building unforgettable bonds with his fellow midshipmen. Don't miss this fascinating conversation with Maura Kent as we celebrate Nathan's journey and his bright future at the Naval Academy.Related Links:Navy Sports Nation BlogNavy Football WebpageWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:We mentioned earlier that Braden Presser set a school record in the javelin at the NCAA championships with a throw of 249’4”. How many of the top 10 performances in the event does he own?  Is it:A. 6B. 7C. 8D. 9Give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
46:36 6/23/23
Celebrating the Top 10 Moments In Navy Sports This Year
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, we'll be celebrating the Top 10 Navy Sports Moments of the 2022-23 season. These selections were based  their impact the program, their overall significance (regular or post season)  and record-breaking performances. Join us as we relive the excitement and pay tribute to these incredible Navy athletes that made this season one for the books!So tune into the 50th episode of Navy Sports Central for as we recognize the talent and tenacity of these remarkable athletes. Don't forget to share your thoughts and feedback with us on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page, and be sure to follow us wherever you get your podcasts. Go Navy! Beat Army!!Related Links:Women's Rowing Patriot League ChampionshipsNavy Men's Rugby Goes Undefeated to Win the National ChampionshipWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:When was the last time a Midshipman won a national championship in Outdoor Track & Field?A. 1945B. 1982C. 1996D. 2004Give us your answer on the Navy Sports Nation Group Facebook page. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
34:48 6/10/23
UNDEFEATED - A Look at Navy Rugby's Amazing National Championship Run
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, we have a very special guest who will take  us through the Navy Rugby team's amazing run to the national championship. We'll talk with him about what it means to coach at Annapolis, and some of the keys to the season's success. We'll also break down some of the key moments in the championship game to see how the Mids came from behind to beat the University  of California for the title. The spring sports season also resulted in three more Patriot League championships. I'll tell you all about that too. And of course, we  have our Ask Me Anything, Question of the Day, and Mid Watch features as well.  There's lots of great stuff to talk about, so please join us!Related Links:Navy Sweeps the Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field ChampionshipsNavy Women's Rowing Comes From Behind To Win the Patriot League TitleWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:With 11 Patriot League Titles in 2023, Navy is in the running for another President’s Cup, which is awarded to the top performing schools in the regular and post-season.What other schools have won it since the Patriot League was formed in 1986?  (Choose all that apply. Navy joined in 1991)LoyolaArmyLehighBucknellFollow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
48:40 5/19/23
Navy Spring Football Practice . . . Breaking It All Down
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, we'll be breaking down how things went for the football team now that spring practices have been completed. Coach Chestnut has begun overhauling the triple option. And Coach Volker is putting the pieces in place to raise the Navy defense to an even higher level . . . all under the watchful eye of Coach Newberry. Join me as I get you caught up on that, and we'll have our Ask Me Anything, Question of the Day, and Mid Watch features as well. So stick around!Related Links:The Army-Navy Series2023 Navy Football ScheduleWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:Navy’s offense averaged just over 85 passing yards per game last season. The new option-based system that Coach Grant Chestnut is installing will feature more run-pass option plays out of the shotgun and other quick-hitting passes out to the perimeter.  Knowing that, how many passing yards per game do you think the Mids will average this year?90-99 yards100-109 yards110-119 yards120 yards or moreFollow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
32:28 4/19/23
How to Sharpen Your Inner Game - Both On and Off the Field
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, our discussion will focus on the athlete's ongoing quest to sharpen their mental game. Our guest is David Levin, author of Raise Your Inner Game and founder of the Raise Your Inner Game Sports Academy.This is a conversation that you'll find to be highly informative and educational. I know that I certainly learned a lot from it.And of course, we will have our sports update, Question of the Day and Mid Watch segments as well as our "Ask Me Anything" feature.Related Links:Key, Koser & Griess Advance to Day 2 of the NCAA Wrestling ChampionshipsRaise Your Inner Game Sports AcademyWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:Over the years, we’ve seen Mids with strong mental games perform at an extremely high level in their respective sports. Name one male and one female athlete who’ve had the confidence, resilience and focus to consistently deliver when it counted at crunch time. You can reply on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page by putting your answer in the comments section. Feel free to go into as much detail as you like. By the way . . . extra points if you name any athletes who are still at the Academy. Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
67:06 3/25/23
Working Together and Staying Connected: Previewing the 2023 Navy Women's Lacrosse Team
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, the Navy Women's Lacrosse team will be front and center. And I'll be joined by an awesome guest who will give us her perspective as both a former player and current coach. And of course, we will have our Question of the Day and Mid Watch segments as well as our new feature, "Ask Me Anything."  The spring sports season is now in full swing, and the Mids are already making some noise. So stick around and find out what all the commotion is about. Related Links:The Fastest Game on Two Feet: Breaking Down the 2023 Navy Men's Lacrosse TeamNavy Sports Nation Rewind: The 2017 Navy Women's Lacrosse team's Memorable Run to the Final FourWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:If I were to set Ava Yovino's year-end target number for both goals and assists at 54.5, what are your over/under predictions on how she will finish?A. Under on bothB. Over on goals, under on assistsC. Over on assists, under on goalsD. Over on bothYou can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
71:59 3/9/23
The Fastest Game on Two Feet: Breaking Down the 2023 Navy Men's Lacrosse Team
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, we'll be joined in our Deep Dive segment by a very special guest who will give us his insights and perspective on the Navy Men's Lacrosse team. But before that, we're going to revisit a couple of thrilling wins by both the Men's Swimming & Diving and Wrestling teams from this past weekend. And of course, we will have our Question of the Day and Mid Watch segments as well as our new feature, "Ask Me Anything."  It's great to have you. So sit back, relax and let me tell you all about what these terrific Navy Athletes have been up to. Related Links:Navy Sweeps the Patriot League Swimming & Diving TitlesNavy Wrestling Comes From Behind to Beat Army for a Third Straight StarWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:The Navy Men’s Lacrosse team’s top three returning point producers are Patrick Skalniak with 48 points, Dane Swanson with 38 and Henry Tolker with 34. That comes to 120 points combined.How many points do you think this trio will put up this season? And here’s a bit of a hint . . . they’ve got a total of 18 all together so far.A. Less than 110B. Between 110 and 120C. 121 - 130D.  More than 130You can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
55:04 2/23/23
Another Saturday Star Series Smackdown
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, we'll take a look at some of the terrific performances that led to Navy's sweep of the Black Knights in four different events. The Mids now lead the competition 8-6 with 10 Stars matches to go. And of course, we will have our Question of the Day and Mid Watch segments as well as our new feature, "Ask Me Anything."  The winter sports season is approaching the finish line, and the spring sports are just cranking up. This is a great time to follow Navy sports, so please join us!Related Links:Ending Bloodlines and Crushing the Competition: A Conversation with Navy Sprinter Molly ManganNavy's Rifle Team: Where Adrenaline Is the Enemy (Plus 3 Cool Facts You Probably Didn't Know)We want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:As of right now, there are 10 Stars still up for grabs in the Star Competition. Knowing that Navy just needs five to clinch the series,  How many do you think they'll get. A. Less than 5B. Exactly 5C. 6D. 7E. More than 7You can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
37:59 2/11/23
Coach Newberry Has the Controls
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, we'll be introducing a new segment called "Ask Me Anything" where I will be reading and answering your questions on the show. And in our Deep Dive segment we will take a good look at the staff that new Navy Football Coach Brian Newberry has assembled so far, starting with the new Offensive Coordinator, Grant ChestnutIn addition to that, we will have our Question of the Day and Mid Watch segments. So stick around for what promises to be an interesting show. Related Links:Coach Grant Chestnut's BiographyCoach Tommy Laurendine's BiographyCoach Brenton Wimberly's BiographyCoach Eric Lewis' BiographyWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:In 2019,  the Mids averaged over 37 points a game on their way to an 11-2 record.  Last season, that point production was just under 22 points a game. With this increased focus on expanding the offense in 2023, how many points do you think Navy needs to put up in order to win 7 games?A.  24 - 27 pointsB. 28 - 32 pointsC.  33 - 36 pointsD.  More than 37 pointsYou can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?Consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
40:11 1/12/23
Fair Winds & Following Seas, Coach Niumatalolo . . . We'll Never Forget You
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!Today, we'll be discussing the shocking announcement that Coach Ken Niumatalolo will not be returning for a 16th season to lead the Navy Football program. I will share my thoughts on how this came to pass in addition to discussing why this situation was handled so poorly. In addition to that, we will have our Question of the Day and Mid Watch segments. So stick around for what promises to be an interesting show. Related Links:Ending Bloodlines and  Crushing the Competition: A Conversation with Navy Sprinter Molly ManganThe Ultimate Guide to Navy Water PoloLeadership, Patriotism, and Sports with Karl Darden | What I Meant to Say PodcastWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:Coach Ken Niumatalolo had the longest and most successful run in the history of the Navy Football program. Which one of these Navy wins under Coach Niumatalolo stands out to you as both the most memorable and/or unlikely?A.  Crushing Notre Dame 35-17 in 2010 for the second year in a rowB.  Beating 6th ranked Houston in 2016 with a quarterback (Will Worth) making only his fourth startC.  Defeating Kansas State 20-17 in the Liberty Bowl to cap off another record breaking season at 11-2 in 2019D.  Taking down Army 17-13 in 2021 despite being a 7.5 point underdog.You can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?Consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "SuSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
32:00 12/16/22
Two Sweet Repeat Performances
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In today’s episode, we’ll check out just how the Mids stunned 20th ranked Central Florida for the second year in a row after being double digit underdogs. We'll also talk about the crazy goal that helped the Navy Men's Soccer bring home their first Patriot League Championship in nine years.  And in our Deep Dive segment,  Jim Kenneally brings us his coaching expertise once again to break down the Navy Sprint Football team's second straight undefeated championship season. All that plus our Question of the Day, so stay right here with us! Related Links:Weekly Weigh-Ins and Pancake Blocks:  Meet Navy Sprint Football's Ryan Kenneally As Seen Through His Father's EyesWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:The Collegiate Sprint Football League has been around since 1934. How many times has Navy either shared the CSFL championship or won it outright since they joined the league in 1946. Is it:A. 34 timesB. 37 timesC.  39 timesD.  40 timesYou can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?Consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! You can also show your support checking out the two links below:Get Your Navy Fan Gear Here!Support the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
51:29 11/25/22
Ending Bloodlines and Crushing the Competition: A Conversation with Navy Sprinter Molly Mangan
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In today’s episode, we’ll do a quick recap of the Navy-Temple game and talk about what things look like going into the last four games of the season. We will also talk some men’s and women’s cross country and some of the outstanding athletes on those two teams that helped them defend their titles as Patriot League Champions.  And finally, I’ll have a very special guest joining me to preview the women’s indoor track season. She'll also share some thoughts on the impact that Title IX has had on her and the athletes of her generation.  This is one episode you won't want to miss! Related Links:Undefeated - An Inside Look at the Navy Track & Field Team's Season of DominanceWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:The Navy Track & Field record book lists the top 10 performances in every event. In how many of the top 10 times for the 4x400 meter relay will Molly Mangan's name appear as one of the team members? Is it:A. 4B.  5C.  6D.  7You can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group page on Facebook!Music is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?Consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! You can also show your support checking out the two links below:Get Your Navy Fan Gear Here!Click here to check out the Navy Sports Nation Challenge CoinSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
53:42 11/4/22
"Our" Boys in the Boat: A Visit with Navy Lightweight Rowing Coach Shawn Bagnall
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, we will get you caught up on a few of the fall sports going on right now. I’ll also have an update for you on the Star series.  And get ready for a Deep Dive segment that you won't want to miss! We have a returning guest to the show. So we’ll be talking about how things are going with his team and even do a review of a book that really shined a light on what is truly special about his sport.   Links Related To This Episode:National Champions Again: Catching Up With The Navy Lightweight Rowing TeamWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:Since 1952, the U.S. Men’s Eight crew has won three more gold medals at the Olympics. So the question is how many years went by between that second and third gold medal. Was it:A.  32 YearsB.  40 YearsC.  48 YearsD.  52 YearsYou can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group on FacebookMusic is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?If so, consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! You can also show your support checking out the two links below:Get Your Navy Fan Gear Here!Click here to check out the Navy Sports Nation Challenge CoinSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
70:32 10/11/22
One Clutch Pick + Two Clutch Kicks = A HUGE Navy Win!
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, we’re going to be talking all kinds of football.  Join us for a recap of the Army-Navy Sprint football game. Then we will break down the Mids' awesome win over East Carolina. Finally, we'll wrap things up by giving you an in depth look at the Navy Men's Rugby team. So whether you like traditional or rugby football, join us here on Navy Sports Central! Links Related To This Episode:An Elegant Form of ViolenceQuick Taps, Tries and Rhodes ScholarshipsWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:Vince Terrell Jr. had 114 receiving yards on three catches in Navy's win over East Carolina. When was the last season the Mids had a player gain over 100 receiving yards?A.  2016B.  2017C. 2018D. 2019You can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group on FacebookMusic is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?If so, consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! You can also show your support checking out the two links below:Get Your Navy Fan Gear Here!Click here to check out the Navy Sports Nation Challenge CoinSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
27:43 9/26/22
What If I Told You . . . (New Navy Sports Central Trailer)
We are about a year and a half into our podcast journey here at Navy Sports Central. And I thought that the trailer needed up dating, so here is the new one. It is so much fun putting together these episodes showcasing the terrific athletes at the Naval Academy. I'm looking forward to continuing to bring you this kind of content in the future. As always, I welcome your suggestions and feedback. Go Navy!! Beat Army!!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group on FacebookDo You Like What You Hear?If so, consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! You can also show your support checking out the two links below:Get Your Navy Fan Gear Here!Click here to check out the Navy Sports Nation Challenge CoinSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
00:42 9/7/22
Navy - Delaware Recap: Not Part of the Plan . . .
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this bonus episode, we're going to review the Navy - Delaware game. It definitely wasn't the result we were looking for as Navy fans.  The Mids need to clean up a few things before next week's game. Join me and my classmate Mark Storto as we break down the game and talk about what went right and what didn't go so right. Links Related To This Episode:The Five Factors: College Football's Most Important StatsNavy Football Depth ChartFollow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group on FacebookMusic is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?If so, consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! You can also show your support checking out the two links below:Get Your Navy Fan Gear Here!Click here to check out the Navy Sports Nation Challenge CoinSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
36:58 9/5/22
The Five Most Important Stats to Dominate in Order to Win College Football Games
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, we’re going to get into some numbers by taking a look at the 5 statistics that will determine the winner of just about any college football game today.Then we’re going to apply those statistics to last year’s Army-Navy game to see how well they hold up.We’ll also get you updated on the fall sports that are already in action, and bring you our Question of the Day. Links Related To This Episode:The Five Factors: College Football's Most Important StatsNavy Football Depth ChartWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:How many times has Navy won their home opener since Ken Niumatalolo has been the head coach?A.  9B. 10C. 11D. 12You can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group on FacebookMusic is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?If so, consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! You can also show your support checking out the two links below:Get Your Navy Fan Gear Here!Click here to check out the Navy Sports Nation Challenge CoinSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
27:33 8/29/22
Weekly Weigh Ins and Pancake Blocks: Meet Navy Sprint Football's Ryan Kenneally As Seen Through His Father's Eyes
Welcome to Navy Sports Central - The Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation!In this episode, we’re going to stick with our football theme. This time we’ll be talking a little sprint football. Our guest will be someone with over 30 years of coaching experience, including more than a few coaching his sons. I’ll also share a few thoughts that Coach Ken Niumatalolo had about the first two weeks of practice following the team’s return, and we will take a look at our Question of the Day. Links Related To This Episode:Ryan Kenneally Player ProfileWe want to hear from you! Give us your answer to our Question of the Day. Here is the one for this episode:What’s the farthest distance you’ve traveled to support your athletes in their respective sports for a single game or event?A.  Less than 100 MilesB. Between 100 and 200 MilesC. Between 200 and 300 MilesD. More than 300 MilesYou can answer by going to the poll on the Navy Sports Nation group Facebook page or email me at karld@navysportsnation.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!Follow Navy Sports Central wherever you get your podcasts:Apple PodcastsSpotifyPodchaserGoogle PodcastsCheck out the Navy Sports Nation group on FacebookMusic is provided courtesy of Audio Jungle. Artists featured in order:Seven In Music (Intro)Alexiaction (Deep Dive)Loka Music (Deep Dive Pt. 2 Lead In)Artlss (Question of the Day Lead In)Cinematic Alex (Closeout Music)Do You Like What You Hear?If so, consider supporting the podcast by clicking on the "Support the Show" link at the bottom of the Show Notes or the heart icon in the top right hand corner of the page and donating $1.00 a year. Any amount is appreciated! You can also show your support checking out the two links below:Get Your Navy Fan Gear Here!Click here to check out the Navy Sports Nation Challenge CoinSupport the showYou can click on the hyperlink above to make a $1 donation through Cash App if you like what you hear. You can also support the Mids and the show at the same time. Navy Sports Central is a proud affiliate partner of Fanatics.com, the Ultimate Fan Gear Store! Click on the link to start shopping now!
48:51 8/16/22