The Drawing Board: Go Bears!

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U.S. Coast Guard cartoon by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall.
U.S. Coast Guard cartoon by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall.

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm.

The Secretaries Cup is an annual college football game between the United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Both academies compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

The 2013 Secretaries Cup, the biggest rivalry game of the season for both schools, will be played on Sept. 14.

Once known as the “Secretary’s Cup” when both academies resided in the U.S. Department of Transportation, the name of the contest was pluralized when the U.S. Coast Guard moved to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2003.

The game alternates location between Cadet Memorial Field in New London, Conn. – Coast Guard Academy, and Captain Tomb Field in Kings Point, N.Y. – home of the Merchant Marine Academy.

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