Air Force Athletics Can Resume Play As Government Shutdown Ends
This is a short-term fix as funding only goes through February 8.
Falcons can resume play
The U.S. Government shutdown caused Air Force basketball, and all other athletics, to miss events over the weekend looks to be solved, for now.
There are enough votes to re-open the government which would allow Falcons athletics to resume practices and games.
While this is good news this agreement to re-open the government is only a short-term funding fix which is extended until Feb. 8, and if there is not an agreement made by then another shutdown could be happening.
The big issue for Air Force basketball is the missed game against Fresno State this past Saturday. There is no official word from the Mountain West on what could happen.
The three most talked about options have been for the Falcons to forfeit or reschedule the game at a later date. A reschedule would be tough and an idea tossed around is to play this game prior to the Mountain West tournament in Las Vegas.
The most simple way to solve this issue without rescheduling this game is to using winning percentage to determind seeding for the Mountain West tournament.
This issue is not 100 percent fixed but the Falcons will at least be playing games over the next few weeks. Here is that schedule.
- Jan. 24 at Utah State
- Jan. 27 vs. Boise State
- Feb. 3 at San Diego State
- Feb. 6 vs. Colorado State