Military Athletics On Hold During Government Shutdown
Navy’s defense of the prestigious Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy may have to be put on hold this season, as the government shutdown has jeopardized the Midshipmen’s college football clash against Air Force on Saturday.
The sold-out game is scheduled to be played in Annapolis, Md., at 11:30 a.m. ET, with CBS providing the national telecast, but it could be postponed, according to Thomas O’Toole of USA Today and Alex Jackson and Bill Wagner of CapitalGazette.com
Congress’ failure to pass a spending plan for the new fiscal year has essentially caused all government-related operations to cease, according to CNN’s Holly Yan.
Upper-class Air Force cadets are military personnel and may be subject to travel restrictions under the shutdown, per Jackson and Wagner.