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Sources: Army Will Play at Penn State This Weekend

CHN Staff Report

According to two sources, Army has been given the green light to open its regular season at Penn State this upcoming weekend. The news was confirmed by Army on Wednesday.

The Black Knights were in a state of flux due to the shutdown of the federal government. They were allowed to play an exhibition scrimmage this past weekend and Army's football program was allowed to play at Boston College, but further athletic events weren't given permission to proceed.

Penn State, which is scheduled to open its Pegula Ice Arena this weekend against the Black Knights, learned of Army's status on Tuesday; they were in the process of lining up a replacement if Army wasn't able to get clearance.

The situation at Air Force is more dire, however. Most of Army's athletic department is comprised of civilians, whereas much of Air Force's department is military.

Update: Air Force's athletic department was taken off furlough Wednesday, and its games will go on as scheduled.

Air Force had an exhibition game, scheduled for Monday night, cancelled due to the shutdown; they're scheduled to play at Alaska this weekend. Air Force also played its football game this past weekend, traveling to face Navy in Maryland.

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