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We have been in close communication with Army athletics officials regarding the potential impact of the govt shutdown on Saturday's game.— Brad Bates (@BCBradBates) October 1, 2013
Obviously our intention is to exhaust all possibilities to play & will communicate the information promptly as soon as we have resolution.— Brad Bates (@BCBradBates) October 1, 2013
As a result of the government shutdown, the Department of Defense has suspended all intercollegiate athletic competitions at the Service Academies.
The Naval Academy will cancel contests as appropriate and notification on Saturday’s football game against Air Force will be made public prior to 12 noon on Thursday.