United offers to fly Air Force to Navy game during shutdown

October 2, 2013

The status of the Air Force football game at Navy has not yet been resolved, but one airline offered to help the Falcons get from Colorado to Annapolis, Md.

That game, as well as the rest of the service academies’ sports competition, is on hold because of the shutdown of the federal government. On its official account, United Airlines tweeted its offer this afternoon:

The U.S. Naval Academy said in a statement Tuesday that a decision on whether to play the game would be made by Thursday. The status of Army’s game at Boston College is likely to be resolved by noon Thursday, too. Maybe Greyhound could pony up for that one.

The Coast Guard Academy has a home game against Western New England on Saturday that will not be affected.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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