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Government shutdown may affect Air Force, Army games, travel

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Air Force’s games in the Kendall Classic, Oct. 11-12 in Anchorage, Alaska, may not be played due to the U.S. government’s partial shutdown.

The school announced Tuesday that travel for all intercollegiate athletics is cancelled.

A press release from the academy stated that Air Force “will attempt to play all home intercollegiate athletic contests but those may be cancelled, as well.”

Monday’s exhibition game against New Brunswick is still on as scheduled, as are the season-opening nonconference games against Alaska on Oct. 11-12.

Most of the academy support staff are considered civil-service employees and are not eligible to travel, while many other federal employees have been furloughed, noted The Gazette.

Army, meanwhile, is under similar restrictions from the Department of Defense, according to the Centre Daily Times. That could put the first Penn State game at Pegula Ice Arena, scheduled for Oct. 11, in jeopardy if the Black Knights aren’t able to travel.


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