Air Force Academy Cancels All Sporting Events Amid Government Shutdown

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 21:  Head coach Dave Pilipovich of the Air Force Falcons looks on during his team's game against the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center on January 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 87-85 in double overtime.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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With the federal government being shut down overnight, the Air Force Academy has cancelled all of its sporting events for the time being. 

"Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been cancelled until further notice," the academy said in a statement release Saturday, per ESPN.com. "In the event a solution is reached, the Academy will work to reschedule as many missed events as possible."

Per CNN.com, the government shutdown began at midnight after Congress was unable to reach agreement on a stopgap funding bill. 

The Air Force Academy had sporting events in men's and women's swimming, men's and women's basketball, men's ice hockey and men's gymnastics scheduled on Saturday. Men's and women's tennis and wrestling events are scheduled Sunday. 

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