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‘I Believe’ World Cup Chant Started With Navy Football

I… I believe… I believe that… I believe that we… I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!

If you’ve watched a U.S. game during the current World Cup, you’ve heard this chant. For some reason, it’s more popular than ever among Americans in Brazil (and those watching the games at home) this year, but it has actually been around for years.

06/26/2014

President Barack Obama holds a jersey given to him by the Naval Academy football team during the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief Trophy at the White House in Washington D.C, on April 18, 2014.  The trophy is given annually to the winner of the three-way football series among the Army, Navy and Air Force service academies. (Photo credit: CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Presents Navy With Football Trophy, Again

President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.

04/18/2014

Navy football player Will McKamey died three days after collapsing during practice. (credit: U.S. Naval Academy)

Navy Football Player Dies 3 Days After Collapsing At Practice

Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19.

03/26/2014

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Navy Football Player Remains Hospitalized After Collapsing During Spring Practice

A freshman running back on the Navy football team collapsed during spring practice Saturday morning and was airlifted to a hospital.

03/23/2014

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Woman in Ex-Navy Football Player Sex Assault Case Testifies

A prosecutor says a woman who accuses a former Naval Academy football player of sexual assault was so drunk at a party that she blacked out and was not able to consent to sex.

03/18/2014

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Jury Selection Begins In Navy Football Sexual Assault Case

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the case of a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexually assaulting a classmate during an off-campus party.

03/14/2014

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Judge Asks Prosecutors in Navy Sex Assault How They Plan To Prove Their Case

A former U.S. Naval Academy football player is scheduled to speak publicly for the first time in a case in which a teammate is accused of sexual assault.

02/11/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers Seek Interview Footage in Navy Football Player’s Sexual Assault Case

Lawyers for CBS and CNN told a military judge on Tuesday that they shouldn’t have to turn over unaired portions of interviews the networks conducted with a woman at the center of a sexual assault case that involved three U.S. Naval Academy football players.

01/14/2014

Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Navy Routs South Alabama, Qualifies for Bowl

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo had to stop his post-game news conference several times to regain his composure after he choked up talking about his 22 seniors playing their last home game in Annapolis.

11/17/2013

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Bias Alleged in Ex-Navy Football Players’ Sex Assault Case

A lawyer for a U.S. Naval Academy student accused of sexual assault is asking a federal judge to remove the superintendent from deciding who will serve on a court-martial panel that will decide the case.

10/16/2013

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