Update: Navy's original announcement was deleted and replaced with this:
ALL - No decision has been made regarding the Navy-AFA Football game. We are investigating the source of previous tweets. CDR John Schofield— Naval Academy (@NavalAcademy) October 2, 2013
There has been NO ANNOUNCEMENT about the game. Ignore any tweets you've seen to the contrary. Status of the game is still unknown.— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) October 2, 2013
Someone's in trouble.
Original story: Good news for fans of service academy football and the triple option:
Tuesday, the Department of Defense suspended all intercollegiate athletic competitions at service academies as a result of the government shutdown, which would've prevented Air Force and Army from fulfilling their travel obligations this Saturday. While we don't know the full specifics of what's enabling the game to be played, multiple outside parties have offered to help make sure the schedule remains intact.
Had the Air Force-Navy game been canceled, it could've been made up in early December. But if it hadn't have been, it could've cost the host, Navy, as much as $4 million in revenue. No worries now.
Air Force-Navy is set for 11:30 a.m. ET on CBS. Army-Boston College will be on ESPN3 at 1 p.m. ET.