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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 the offer yet.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 2, 2013
Earlier: Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced that all collegiate athletic events were temporarily suspended due to the government shutdown. This left the Air Force-Navy (as well as Army-Boston College) game up in the air — nobody knew if it was actually going to be played as scheduled. Today, United Airlines suggested a potential solution to the problem as it offered to fly the Air Force football team to Annapolis for the game on Saturday:
We hate cancellations, so we’re offering to fly @AF_Academy to this year’s Air Force-Navy game. Retweet if y...
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The Air Force at Navy game nearly was a casualty of the government shutdown.
And maybe that also explains what happened to Air Force's spirit video this weekend in advance of the game.
You know how these things go, you and a few of your friends are really pumped for the big game and you think let's turn Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," into an awesome music video...
After all of the fear that the government shutdown would interfere with the Navy-Air Force game this week was alleviated last night, the hype machine for the matchup is cranking back up. Several Air Force cadets have created a song, titled ‘Sink Navy’,to the tune of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’. Of course, they made a music video and put it on YouTube:
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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...
The government shutdown could be affecting a gridiron near you.
According to CapitalGazette.com, 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...
We reported earlier this week that the government shut down could affect the Air Force/Navy football game.
The Department of Defense has now announced that service academies will be allowed to play their games scheduled this week, but emphasized that the decision only affects games held this weekend.
The teams will play because they are funded by outside sources not needing Congressional...
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...
Maybe that line would have worked better before last weekend, but the fact that this game is going on at all is a reason to be joyful. Whether they are flying for free on United or not, the Air Force Falcons will be in Annapolis this weekend to take on the Mids in a nationally televised contest. Though other varsity and club sports have unfortunately been cancelled football perseveres.
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.
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 […]
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...
With the government shutdown threatening the cancellation of the annual Air Force-Navy game, United Airlines is prepared to step in. There is a...
The shutdown of the United States government now means that Air Force, Navy and Army may not be able to play football on Saturday.