Boston College’s game Saturday against Army will be played as scheduled. The school confirmed the decision with a statement late Thursday morning.
“I’m pleased to announce we will host the U.S. Military Academy this Saturday,” BC athletic director Brad Bates said. “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.”
There were concerns that the service academies would not play this weekend following the government shutdown, but the secretary of defense reportedly agreed to allow the teams to use independent funding to allow the teams’ participation.
Bates had said in a statement Wednesday that there would be an announcement mid-day Thursday.
Tweeted Bates Wednesday night: Lots of chatter re Army game; we owe you accuracy. In consistent contact with Army tonight, will let you know asap when confirmed.
Navy hosts Air Force on Saturday in a game that is sold out, and Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said a cancellation would have wide-ranging effects.
“It would be devastating to our budget,” said Gladchuk, a former BC AD.
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