On Monday, the United States Government shut down due to a disagreement within the house regarding the passing of a bill on government spending. Unfortunately, the shutdown has leaked into the world of college sports. All intercollegiate athletic competitions — practices or games — involving the service academies have been suspended:
BREAKING: Defense Department: All sports at service academies temporarily suspended
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 1, 2013
Most notably, football will be suspended, including this weekend’s games between Air Force-Navy and Army-Boston College. The cancellation of more games could be on the horizon.
Air Force says travel for all intercollegiate athletics cancelled as result of gov’t shutdown, including football game at Navy on Saturday.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 1, 2013
Unfortunately, this also can significantly affect other schools as well such as Notre Dame, which faces both Army and Navy in the coming weeks:
— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) October 1, 2013
In short, the government is no fun, and we hope things get resolved quickly. Messing with our sports is going too far.