Air Force Academy's football game with Navy is back on and will be played as scheduled on today, despite the partial government shutdown.
The decision was announced late Wednesday after Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel consulted with officials from both schools via telephone.
Navy, especially, is thrilled that the sold-out game is back on. Navy expects to generate more than $4 million between ticket sales, concessions and television revenue. The game will be broadcast by CBS.
Navy won last year's game in overtime in Colorado Springs, coming back from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Air Force won in overtime two years ago in Annapolis.
Air Force announced Friday that all of its other sporting events, both home and away, are postponed until further notice.