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Ground game on display with CIC trophy up for grabs

For the service academies, bowl berths and national rankings are nice, but the real prize is the Commander-In-Chief's trophy. Navy's defense starts Saturday against Air Force.

Updated: October 5, 2006, 1:59 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com

Listen up.

Brian Hampton has a message for his plebes, the up-to-no-good freshmen at the Naval Academy.

"Do not," he said, "mess with my room."

Hampton explained that each year, during the week of Navy's games with Air Force and Army, mischievous plebes raid the rooms of upperclassmen.

"They'll absolutely trash your room," said Hampton, a senior quarterback for the Midshipmen. "They'll take food, food additives, syrup, whatever you could possibly think of, and throw it on your ...

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