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Shutdown: Navy-Air Force Football Game Back On

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U.S. Naval Academy quarterback Trey Miller (1) hands off the football during the 113th Army-Navy Football game at Lincoln Financial Field in 2012. US Navy Photo

U.S. Naval Academy quarterback Trey Miller (1) hands off the football during the 113th Army-Navy Football game at Lincoln Financial Field in 2012. US Navy Photo

The football game between the Naval and Air Force academies is back on, according to a Naval Academy release obtained by USNI News.

The teams received special approval from the Pentagon to play the game this Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

“The secretary of defense has authorized the game to move forward with the condition that there will be no [government-] appropriated funding expended,” Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said in The Baltimore Sun.

The game could bring in anywhere from $2.5 to 3 million for the academies, the paper reported.

“The winner of the last 13 Navy-Air Force games has gone on to win the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy,” according to the release from the Naval Academy .
“Three of the last four Navy-Air Force games has gone to overtime.”

  • vincedc

    That is what I like. A government that has its priorities in order.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Baker/100003138241650 Richard Baker

    Incompetence on parade. The idea from the President and the Senate is to inconvenience everyone to anger as much as possible. Those in uniform deserve much better.