Found October 01, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
The government shutdown is creeping into the sports world. Saturday’s Commander-in-Chief Trophy showdown between Air Force and Navy is canceled due to the current shutdown of the United States government. The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that it has suspended all intercollegiate athletic competitions at the service academies, meaning no practices for the football teams at Army, Navy and Air Force. The shutdown also has an impact on the sports information department, and all media availability scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. Upper class cadets are considered military personnel and therefore considered part of the government. It’s a tough break for all involved to have the game cancelled. Hopefully our elected officials can get it together soon.

Air Force-Navy will play Saturday despite shutdown

The Air Force-Navy football game will be played Saturday after receiving the approval of the Department of Defense. Naval Academy public information officer Commander John Schofield confirmed the decision Wednesday night. The DOD suspended sports competition at the service academies on Tuesday due to a partial government shutdown stemming from the budget impasse in Congress. But...

United Airlines Offers to Fly Air Force Football Team to Annapolis for Navy Game for Free After Government Shutdown

United Airlines has a pretty quick-thinking PR department, it seems. The commercial airline has swooped in to save a college football game in the most public way possible. United posted on its Twitter account Wednesday an offer to fly the Air Force football team to their game on Saturday against Navy after Tuesday’s government shutdown put the game in jeopardy. We hate cancellations...

Government Shutdown May Postpone Air Force-Navy Game

The government shutdown could be affecting a gridiron near you. According to, the shutdown has jeopardized the Navy-Air Force game, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Troy Garnhart, associate athletic director for Air Force, said explains that upper-class cadets at the Air Force Academy are considered...

United Airlines Posts Twitter Offer To Fly Air Force Football Team To Navy Game

Update: USAToday’s Dan Wolken has provided a little more information on the United Airlines offer: I can confirm that United offered Air Force transportation to the game. Undetermined whether that will be allowed. — Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 2, 2013 To be clear, the United situation wouldn’t be an NCAA issue. Would be a decision by the Pentagon, which hasn’t seen...

Government Shutdown forcing cancellation of Air Force-Navy game?

According to a press release from Navy's athletic department, the Department of Defense has put a halt to all intercollegiate athletics for the time being thanks to the government shutdown.  That means this weekends Air Force vs. Navy game as well as Army's game against Boston College could be in jeopardy. It has yet to be canceled completely according to the release...

Three Game Keys In Review: Nevada

Things seemed to be looking up for Air Force, and the Falcons appeared well on their way to winning their first Mountain West game of the season. However, things fell apart late in the fourth quarter, as a Nevada rally dropped Air Force to 1-4 on the season. Here’s how the Falcons fared in relationship to the three keys laid out for them:

United offers to fly Air Force football to Navy game

Navy-Air Force Is On: The Play's The Thing

How will an anything-but-typical week of preparation mentally affect Saturday's game between Navy and Air Force? That's the biggest non-Keenan Reynolds question which hovers over this contest.

Air Force Report Card: Nevada

Air Force lost a heart breaker to Nevada 45-42 on Saturday. Falcons Report's D. Yates grades Air Force's performance in several key team areas.

Navy-Air Force Game Possible Collateral Because of Government Shutdown

Tweet As everyone and their (respective) mothers already knows the United States government has shutdown. That is a very big deal that — one would think — has very little to do with college football. Alas, those pesky folks from Washington are going to alter it one way or another. Really, they may change the […]

Air Force/Navy and Army/Boston College Games to Play as Scheduled

It appeared as if the government was going to screw up the college football seasons for the service academies, but at least for this week it will not. Following the government shutdown an announcement was made that all intercollegiate athletics the service academies were going to be cancelled. That was certainly not what the fans of the Air Force, Navy and Army football teams...

United Airlines offers to fly Air Force to Navy game for free

With the government shutdown threatening the cancellation of the annual Air Force-Navy game, United Airlines is prepared to step in. There is a...

Government shutdown forces military schools to suspend athletics

The shutdown of the United States government now means that Air Force, Navy and Army may not be able to play football on Saturday.
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