April 29, 2012
If Notre Dame or Michigan decided to change their school fight songs, the moves would likely spark objections from students, alumni and faculty. At St. John's College, however, it's a bit different. On April 28, at its 30th annual croquet match against the U.S. Naval Academy, the school planned to introduce a new fight song. And it appears people on the college's Annapolis campus don't seem to mind. That's partly because few can recall the current fight song. "I don't know if any students at the school know what our current official song is," said student John Fleming of Gaithersburg, an imperial wicket (or a captain)
November 19, 2003
Dr. Ralph Fletcher Davis Sr., a retired physician who as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park wrote its "Maryland Fight Song," died of heart failure Saturday at a hospital in Springfield, Ill. He was 83. Dr. Davis was born at Fort Sheridan, Ill., the son of a career military officer. In 1934, he moved with his family to Baltimore when his father was assigned to Fort Holabird. He was a 1937 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the university in 1941.
August 8, 1998
So, you want me to sing it over the phone?Yes, John Modell, oldest son of Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell, we do want you to sing the Ravens' Fight Song. After all, you wrote the ditty this spring. After all those years of warbling the Colts' Fight Song ("Let's go, you Baltimore Colts, and put that ball across the line ..."), it's time for a new fight song.Sing, John, sing.Flying High, Fierce pride in our eye, The Ravens of Baltimore ...Hey, good voice (maybe you had to be there).The Ravens were without their own fight song for the first two years, but the new stadium was cause for a Ravens song.
January 28, 1997
MILPITAS, Calif. -- The Notre Dame Fight Song is a familiar tune to sports fans everywhere. After yesterday, the Milpitas High School Little Big Band members can play it in their sleep.The 79-member band played the Notre Dame song -- also the Milpitas fight song -- 421 times for nearly four hours, more times than the record listed in the Guinness Book of Records for playing a single song, according to Wes Robbins, the band leader.They were trying to set a record -- although the activity was not monitored by Guinness and has not been certified.
October 6, 2011
Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo said Thursday that he suspended senior captain Alexander Teich after a series of incidents involving Teich's leadership role with the team. Without getting into specifics, Niumatalolo said they began during Saturday's 35-34 overtime loss to Air Force in Annapolis and spilled into the first two days of practice. Niumatalolo acknowledged that he kicked the team's leading rusher off the field midway through Tuesday's practice. He announced Wednesday that Teich would "probably" not play Saturday against Southern Mississippi at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
February 19, 2014
10. 'Navy Blue,' Diane Renay I'm suggesting this as the Naval Academy's new fight song. 9. 'What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am),' the Tams Is there a more rational way to end a relationship than to say, "You build me up then you let me down"? 8. 'California Sun,' the Rivieras This one is popular, of course. It has been covered by, among others, the Ramones, Los Straitjackets and, yes, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys (well, on the "Curious George 2" movie soundtrack album, but it still counts)