CONTACT: PHIL HADDY
Release: Sept. 13, 2001
Saturdays Iowa-Iowa State football game is cancelled
The Iowa-Iowa State football game has been cancelled.
Following is a statement issued Thursday afternoon by Iowa Athletic Director
"The football game between Iowa and Iowa State has
been called off for this Saturday. Teams from most parts of the country have
called off games because of security and travel problems. The tragedy that
has been inflicted on this country has apparently left nothing untouched.
While we initially felt it best to play the game, sentiment ran strongly on
both sides of the issue. It's an issue where, regardless of which direction
you went, you were not wrong. We will assess the possibility of re-scheduling
at a later time. As has always been the case throughout this terrible week,
our thoughts and prayers remain foremost with those who have suffered losses
in this senseless tragedy."
A Hawkeye Huddle scheduled for Iowa fans in Des Moines
Friday evening has also been cancelled.