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.”