Football on for service academies; other sports off
BALTIMORE – Football is on for Army, Navy and Air Force this weekend although some other service academy sports are still suspended because of the government shutdown.
The Defense Department said Thursday everything was on hold at Navy through Sunday except for Saturday’s football game against Air Force. According to Navy’s website, 19 events were either postponed or canceled on Saturday and Sunday, including men’s and women’s soccer games, swim meets and a women’s volleyball match at home against Colgate.
Air Force has women’s volleyball and soccer matches scheduled for Saturday and Sunday that will be postponed.
Navy and Air Force received the go-ahead to play football because the game is not funded by the government.
Army will play its game at Boston College, too.
Army confirmed the announcement later Thursday, saying, “Based on a decision by the Department of Defense, Army’s football team will play at Boston College Saturday afternoon.”