From The New York Times:
Service Academies Will Play
By Reuters | Published: October 3, 2013
The Navy-Air Force game will go ahead this Saturday despite the government shutdown. The meeting between the military academies will be paid for without using money appropriated by Congress, a Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday. The same goes for an Army game this weekend against Boston College, the spokesman said. Future games will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The decision came during a difficult week for the defense department, which furloughed about half of its 800,000 civilian work force.
Both the Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy, for example, say they have had to cancel about 20 percent of their classes during the shutdown.