Secretaries’ Cup Confirmed For Noon Start On ESPN3; Tickets Available For The Game

Secretaries’ Cup Confirmed For Noon Start On ESPN3; Tickets Available For The Game

Photo by Sheridan King.

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 19, 2018) – ESPN has confirmed a noon start time for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy rivalry football game, The Secretaries' Cup, against the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Brooks Stadium on the campus of USMMA. 

This is the second-straight season that ESPN will broadcast the rivalry game as part of the company's week-long celebration of Veterans Day, during which the network honors and celebrates the dedication and sacrifices of those who have served our country – past, present and future. 

Last year, the Mariners defeated the Bears, 48-23, up in New London, Conn. With the victory, USMMA captured the Secretaries' Cup for the third-straight season, the 16th time in the last 20 years and the 25th time since the Cup was established in 1981. Merchant Marine also leads the series, 32-14, which dates back to the first meeting back in 1949. 

Like last year's contest, this year's game will again be streamed on ESPN3, also know as WatchESPN. To access the stream, follow this link

Tickets for the Secretaries' Cup game are still available. The tickets are free of charge, but are required to enter Brooks Stadium. 

Please read the following closely before clicking the link below to obtain the tickets. 

  • Current USMMA Midshipmen and USCGA Cadets DO NOT NEED A TICKET to attend the game.
  • Families of USMMA Football Student-Athletes, your tickets were arranged through the football office and are already accounted for. You DO NOT HAVE TO obtain tickets through our link.
  • USMMA Alumni looking to attend – VISIT THIS LINK through the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation website:

If none of these above apply to you, get your tickets to the Secretaries' Cup game at this link:

Tickets obtained through the link above will be available for pick up at the stadium the morning of the game. More information will be available on during the week of the game. 

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