Air Force associate athletic director Troy Garnhart said travel for his sports teams was being halted — including for Saturday’s football game at Annapolis, Md. A scheduled news conference with Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun and players was canceled Tuesday "due to the government shutdown," according to a statement.
The football rivalry between Navy and Air Force dates to 1960, and they have played each other every year since 1972. Saturday’s game is sold out.
As for Army against Boston College, B.C. athletic director Brad Bates said: "We have been in close communication with Army athletics officials regarding the potential impact of the government shutdown on this Saturday’s football game. Obviously, our intention is to exhaust all possibilities to play the game, and we will communicate the information promptly as soon as we have resolution."
The U.S. Military Academy issued a statement saying, "Sporting competitions can still be at risk but are being assessed by our chain of command and Department of the Army."
Navy’s soccer game against Howard, scheduled for Tuesday night, was called off. It was not immediately known whether it would be made up.