Navy signs up for 2013 bowl game

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy has signed an agreement to appear in the 2013 Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Tex.

The Armed Forces Bowl has featured a military theme since 2006. Air Force has appeared in the past two games held at Amon G. Carter Stadium. This year's game, slated for Dec. 31, will match teams from Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference.

As an independent, Navy has no bowl ties but has earned six straight bowl berths. The Midshipmen played in the Houston Bowl (2003), Emerald Bowl (2004), Meineke Car Care Bowl (2004), Poinsettia Bowl (2005, 2007) and EagleBank Bowl (2008).

Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk has already signed an agreement for the Midshipmen to appear in the Texas Bowl in Houston this year.