There’s a chance that there may not be football at Chestnut Hill this weekend as the government shutdown is now affecting college athletics as well.
This Saturday’s Army at Boston College game, as well as Air Force at Navy, may not be played due to the Department of Defense temporarily suspending sports competitions at service academies due to the shutdown.
The Defense Department is looking into whether non-appropriated funds could be used to allow the Army to travel to BC for this weekend’s game.
“There are differences in how each academy funds their athletics programs,” Defense Department spokesman Bill Urban told ESPN. “One academy can pay for its entire program through non-appropriated funds. Others do not have that setup.”