Hurricane Isaac Disrupts Schools' Football Schedules
Hurricane Isaac hasn't just been a headache for the organizers of the Republican National Convention, who were forced to cancel many of Monday's scheduled events in fear of the storm.
Across the South, high schools and colleges have been canceling or rescheduling football games this week due to the hurricane, too.
In Arkansas, at least 17 high school football season openers have been bumped up from Friday night to Thursday night, according to a Facebook post from the Arkansas Activities Association. At least 11 middle school games in the state have also been moved from Friday to tonight because of Isaac.
A number of high schools in Mississippi were forced to either change their football game schedules this week, or canceled the games altogether, according to the Mississippi High School Activities Association's website.
At least 10 high school football games in Louisiana were canceled because of the storm, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and the Louisiana High School Activities Association also made a change to its Game of the Week match-up due to inclement weather from Hurricane Isaac.
And in Alabama, at least two Thursday season-opening football games were bumped back to Friday, the director of communications for the Alabama High School Athletic Association told MaxPreps.com.
At the collegiate level, Oregon State University and the Louisiana-based Nicholls State University have postponed their match-up once scheduled for Saturday, according to The Oregonian, because of concerns about the weather. Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech also rescheduled their game from this upcoming weekend because of Isaac, pushing it back to Oct. 13, according to ESPN.
While it wasn't a game cancellation, Louisiana State's football team canceled practice on Wednesday because of the storm, ESPN reported.
However, Rutgers University and Tulane University still plan on facing off Saturday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, as of today.
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