Sep 28, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; The Army Black Knights sing their alma mater after the win over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Black Knights defeated the Bulldogs 35-16. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Government shutdown may impact Boston College, Army matchup



Per a statement released on Tuesday, Boston College is worried the United States government shutdown could potentially impact its game against visiting Army on Saturday.

Boston College hosts the Army football team for its homecoming game at 1 p.m. Saturday, and the game should be one of the most-attended tilts for the Eagles this season. ESPN3 is slated to televise the game.

With the dire nature of the government shutdown, college football should be the last thing on the minds of many people. However, that’s different when you run a sports department at Boston College.

“We have been in close communication with Army athletics officials regarding the potential impact of the government shutdown on this Saturday’s football game,” BC director of athletics Brad Bates said in a statement. “Obviously our intention is to exhaust all possibilities to play the game and we will communication the information promptly as soon as we have resolution.”

Should the government shutdown hinder both teams’ ability to play the game, the matchup could be made up on Oct. 19, as Boston College has an open date that day. Army visits Temple then, but with four open dates on its schedule, the academy may be able to move its schedule around to compliment Boston College’s need for a 12th game.

Boston College (2-2, 1-1 ACC) visits Clemson at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

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