The federal government remains shut down but Army football is now open for business.
Based on a decision by the Department of Defense, Army will play at Boston College Saturday. Army will face the Eagles at 1:05 p.m. at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass., as scheduled.
In addition, all previous athletic events not already cancelled will compete as scheduled.
The Defense Department’s decision also applies to Navy and Air Force, who will play each other at Air Force Saturday.
The decision to play is only applicable to this week’s games; no decision has been rendered regarding next week. Army is scheduled for a home game next week against Eastern Michigan.