Army-Boston College game to go on as planned

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Updated: October 3, 2013

Chestnut Hill, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Saturday’s college football game
between Army and Boston College at Alumni Stadium will be held as scheduled,
the BC athletic department announced Thursday.

The contest, as well as Saturday’s clash between Air Force and Navy in
Annapolis, had been in danger of being postponed due to the recent government
shutdown.

“I’m pleased to announce we will host the U.S. Military Academy this
Saturday,” said Boston College athletics director Brad Bates. “I’m thrilled
our students and those from the service academies will get to play their games
this weekend. Thank you, fans, for your patience and understanding the past
couple of days. Also, thanks to Army AD Boo Corrigan, who has been terrific
through this process.”

Though Navy was forced to suspend several other intercollegiate activities
because of the stalemate in Washington, Saturday’s game with Air Force was
allowed to go on because it received no government funding. The academy
announced the contest would be played on Wednesday.