Air Force Museum closed due to government shutdown

The lesser-known effects of a government shutdown

But due to the government shutting down, all Air Force Academy intercollegiate athletic events are cancelled until further notice, per a release.

Officials say the Academy will work to reschedule as many missed events as possible if a resolution is reached.

A Navy sports information director said the school is still playing its events Saturday, while the Army also issued a statement saying the Black Knights would play their games as scheduled.

Now, it's impacting the athletics department at the United States Air Force Academy.

The ruling was immediately effective and wiped out Saturday's scheduled home men's basketball game against Fresno State and the home hockey game against Sacred Heart.

The network, which is run by the U.S. Department of Defense, was planning on broadcasting National Football League conference playoff games scheduled for Sunday - Minnesota vs. Philadelphia and New England vs. Jacksonville - on both TV and radio for soldiers overseas.

The notice sparked a series of angry reactions from viewers, with several noting that the timing couldn't have been worse: The NFL conference championships will be played Sunday. "AFN, start a GoFundMe & broadcast these games!"

One alternative already announced by the NFL was at USO Center's overseas, as the NFL is offering the games via NFL Game Pass for free.

Air Force Academy sports fans may not need those pom poms today, after all.

Naval Academy teams will continue to compete as scheduled, as most athletic department employees are civilians, according to Navy spokesman Scott Strasemeier.

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