Air Force announced Tuesday afternoon that it would not travel for any athletic contests, including Saturday’s Commander-in-Chief Trophy game at Navy, due to the government shutdown.
Air Force said it would try to reschedule the contest.
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Earlier in the day, Air Force canceled its coach and player press conference and media relations staff home. The Department of Defense issued a statement saying that any athletic contests involving Service Academies would be canceled during the government shutdown. However, at the time, the Air Force-Navy game was still up in the air until a final decision at noon Thursday.
According to Army, its game at Boston College is still on - for now.
"Obviously our intention is to exhaust all possibilities to play the game," Boston College athletic director Brad Bates said.
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