Due to flooding in Boulder, the Fresno State at Colorado football game on Saturday has been postponed, school officials have announced.
“Even though the weather is improving, Boulder is still designated as a national emergency site,” Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said. “Our community is hurting. Many of our students are displaced from their homes, including many of our student-athletes. This is not an appropriate time for us to hold a game that would put pressure on the community, both in terms of security/emergency personnel, but also in diverting attention from people in need.”
The game was scheduled for a 2 p.m. ET kickoff on the Pac-12 Networks. Fresno State and Colorado will discuss a possible make-up date for the game. However, the two do not share a common open date.
December 7 appears to be the only date that the two schools could make up the game. But that would only happen if neither school qualified for their conference championship game.
“We feel that this decision is the appropriate one in light of the circumstances,” Athletic Director Rick George said. “Many of our students, alumni and fans have been affected by the events of this week and again, this is the right decision to make in light of those.”
“Our players have a strong desire to compete, but many of them and many of their friends have personally been affected and I know they support this decision to postpone as well,” said CU head football coach Mike Macintyre. “This is the appropriate decision and we are all 100 percent in agreement.”