The Army-Navy game, now held annually as the last game in the college football season, dates back to 1890 and is one of the longest-standing traditions in college football.
The president or vice president often attend with their families, and students at both schools always participate in traditional pre-game marches to symobilize the respect between the two service academies.
For many years, the game had national title implications due to the fact that Army and Navy were highly-ranked teams, but in the modern era, the service academies have been out of the championship hunt. Navy leads the series all-time and has dominated in recent years, last losing in 2001. It's often the defining game in the annual battle for the Commander-in-Chief Trophy, which goes to the winner of the three-way rivalry between West Point, Annapolis, and the Air Force Academy in Colorado springs.