Air Force cancels all sports games through federal government shutdown

Annette Crawford
January 20, 2018

The Air Force Academy athletic department released a statement that read, "Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been canceled until further notice".

Among the events scheduled for Saturday were men's and women's basketball games against Fresno State. The Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation began operation in 2013 and the Army West Point Athletic Association began in 2017. The women's basketball team already made the trip Fresno, but that game will not be played Saturday, per the Colorado Springs Gazette.

The United States federal government shutdown, which went into effect at midnight last night after Congress failed to enact a new funding planned, has forced Air Force hockey to stop playing. Air Force has not yet announced its plans to reschedule events. Coach Dave Pilipovich did not immediately return a message seeking comment. According to ESPN, Army and Navy's games have not been affected by the shutdown for now. Unlike Air Force, both are registered non-profit organizations and use non-government funds.

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