Navy-Maryland renew rivalry with hopes of meeting again sooner than later

Navy and Maryland play Monday for the Crab Bowl trophy, a shiny piece of hardware that will probably gather dust for years before these rivals face each other again.

The schools are located 28 miles apart, yet this is only the second meeting in the last 45 years between the two most prominent football teams in Maryland.

It's an intriguing matchup: The Midshipmen are coming off a 10-win season and on the cusp of becoming a Top 25 team, and the Terrapins are determined to bounce back from last year's 2-10 record.

When they meet again is anyone's guess, but the city of Baltimore, the staff of the Baltimore Ravens and officials at both schools are working to make it happen at least every three years.