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Game on, officially, for Army and BC

Zach eichert, Tyler Dickson, Angel Santiago, Lamar Johnson-Harris AP

While there was official word from Navy yesterday that its game against Air Force would be played as scheduled, the same couldn’t be said for Army’s contest this weekend… until now.

The athletic director for Army’s opponent Saturday, Boston College’s Brad Bates. tweeted an hour or so before an official announcement was expected that the game against the service academy in Chestnut Hill will go off as planned. ┬áBates had confirmed on the social media site last night that a final decision on the Army game wouldn’t come until this morning, and there had even been some uncertainty throughout the morning from the media covering Army football as to whether the game would be played or canceled.

The games involving the three service academies had been in jeopardy thanks to the government shutdown Oct. 1 and the subsequent mandate from the Department of Defense that all intercollegiate competitions be suspended indefinitely.

“Thank you, fans, for your patience and understanding the past couple of days,” Bates tweeted. “Also, thanks to Army AD Boo Corrigan, who has been terrific.”

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