Sep 7, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Navy Midshipmen nose guard Bernard Sarra (77) celebrates after defeating the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Navy defeats Indiana 41-35. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Government shutdown could impact Air Force, Navy football game


By now you’ve heard about the government shutdown, which likely won’t last more than a few days – however – it’s possible that it may continue to linger into next week, which could cause a problem for the upcoming Air Force vs. Navy game.

This Saturday, Air Force is scheduled to take on Navy in Annapolis, however, the upperclassmen at Air Force are technically considered military personal. That may result in a travel issue considering the shutdown of funds for travel.

According to Washington Post, when asked, Navy could not confirm the game would be played:

Midshipmen spokesman Scott Strasemeier said in the statement that a decision on whether to postpone the game will be made before noon on Thursday.

In addition to the upperclassmen, according to the Post, many members of the Falcons’ support staff are considered ‘civil-service employees’ and also would not be eligible to travel under the shutdown.

Navy has already canceled a men’s soccer game, though there are other sporting events that have continued to go on without problem.

We should know the status in the next day or two, at the latest.

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