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Indiana University cancels football game

Members of the Indiana University football team gather around Hoosier coach Tom Allen last month during the team's media day festivities in Bloomington. (By The Associated Press)
Members of the Indiana University football team gather around Hoosier coach Tom Allen last month during the team's media day festivities in Bloomington. (By The Associated Press)
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Hoosiers were to play Florida International this Saturday

Monday, September 11, 2017 09:45 pm

Indiana University announced Monday evening that its football game with Florida International on Saturday in Bloomington would be cancelled due to the effect of Hurricane Irma on the university.

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass begin discussions with FIU officials over the weekend and came to the conclusion that cancelling the game was the most appropriate action.

Hurricane Irma has left a wide swath of devastation throughout the state of Florida.

Glass indicated that Indiana is working diligently to try and find an opponent to play at Memorial Stadium on October 7, the team's previously scheduled bye week.

Tickets and parking passes issued for the FIU game will be redeemable for the game against the new opponent, regardless of when it occurs.

FIU has cancelled classes for the time being and with several of its student-athletes being natives of South Florida, as well as taking into consideration the considerable logistical hurdles in traveling to Bloomington, the decision to cancel the game was made.

The two programs plan to schedule a game between the schools at Memorial Stadium at some point in the future.

Glass stated that all involved with Indiana University Athletics offer their thoughts and prayers to Florida International University and all who live in areas devastated by Hurricane Irma.

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