Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Air Force Academy cancels all athletic events during government shutdown

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The Falcons also had been set for competition in men's swimming, women's swimming, men's ice hockey, men's gymnastics and rifle.

Saturday morning, Air Force announced that due to the shutdown, the school has been forced to cancel all athletic events. "We have been working together with his team and will continue to monitor the situation".

The Air Force Academy has canceled intercollegiate sports events because of the federal government shutdown.

The Academy has said that it will "work to reschedule as many missed events as possible" once the shutdown has concluded, per a press release.

- Men's basketball game February 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

The government shutdown is already having an impact on athletes at the Air Force Academy.

- Baseball games at Air Force from March 16 to 18 and at Wilson Stadium from April 13 to 15.

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Both major political parties are working through the weekend to try to reach a deal.

It is all systems go on Saturday for Army and Navy, which operate differently than the Air Force Academy.

The last government shutdown came during the Obama administration when Congress could not come to a compromise on a bill for the Affordable Care Act.

Neither Army nor Navy athletics will be affected by the shutdown.

Then there are travel costs.

The women's basketball team is in Fresno, Calif., but will not play. "When we have concrete information, we will share it".

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