College football games involving the service academies (Air Force at Navy and Army at Boston College) are set to be played this Saturday pending approval from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
According to ESPN, the costs would be taken care of by “non-government funding.”
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Athletics at the service academies have been suspended after the government shutdown on Tuesday, and a final decision about the college football games involving the service academies is set to be made on Thursday.
“The games (Air Force at Navy, Army at Boston College) have been approved to be played by everyone at the service academies, even the lawyers,” the source told ESPN. “Everyone is in. All the boxes are checked, just waiting for approval by the Secretary of Defense, who has final say, which would make it official.”