UPDATE 4:00 PM
CBS Sports is willing to work with the two schools and cover the game if it is played:
Statement from CBS spox: “We’re prepared to cover AFA vs Navy if it’s played. We’re working on alternate programming in the event it’s not.”
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 1, 2013
The Annual Navy-Air force game has been canceled this weekend because of last night’s shutdown of the government, but the game could be moved somewhere between late-November-early-December:
Per the Navy Times:
Travel for all intercollegiate athletic events at all service academies has been canceled as part of the government shutdown, including this weekend’s Air Force-Navy football game.
The sold-out contest had been scheduled for Saturday morning in Annapolis, Md., and set for a national TV broadcast on CBS.
The Air Force Academy Falcons will attempt to play all home intercollegiate athletic contests but those may be canceled, as well, the Air Force Academy said in a news release. Academy officials are working with Mountain West Conference officials, those teams the Falcons were scheduled to play and officials at Air Force headquarters to make up as many games as possible, the release said.
A posssible make-up date for the Air Force-Navy game could come in early December — Navy’s off from Nov. 22 until the Dec. 14 Army-Navy game, and Air Force won’t play after Nov. 30 unless it makes the inaugural Mountain West Conference title game, which would require it to rally from a 0-4 MWC record to win its six-team division.