Department of Defense (MGN Online)
By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The U.S. Naval Academy said in a statement, a decision will made Thursday on whether the Midshipmen will play Saturday.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Defense Department says it has temporarily suspended all sports competitions at the service academies, as a result of the partial government shutdown.

The decision jeopardizes this weekend's football games -- Air Force at Navy and Army at Boston College.

A Pentagon spokesman, Army Col. Steve Warren, says the suspension is being reviewed by Pentagon lawyers, to determine whether funds used for these activities are congressionally-appropriated funds.

The U.S. Naval Academy said in a statement, a decision will made Thursday on whether the Midshipmen will play Saturday. Navy lost to WKU 19-7 this past Saturday.

The Navy-Howard soccer match scheduled for Tuesday night was called off, and it's not known if the game will be made up.


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