WEST POINT, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point says it is not canceling sporting events or classes despite the federal government shutdown.
West Point officials said Saturday that they are preparing to execute a contingency plan for the shutdown. They said in a news release that the situation is fluid and “many details are still unresolved.”
The academy said the athletic department will be generally unaffected by the shutdown because it is made up of contracted employees who are not paid directly from government appropriations.
West Point’s men’s basketball team defeated Lehigh 93-81 in a home game Saturday.
The U.S. Naval Academy also went ahead with scheduled sports on Saturday but the U.S. Air Force Academy called off sporting events.