BOULDER, Colo. - The University of Colorado at Boulder is postponing Saturday's game against Fresno State due to the flooding and damage in the area.
"Even though the weather is improving, Boulder is still designated as a national emergency site," Chancellor Phil 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."
DiStefano said school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.
CU head football coach Mike Macintyre said his players are supportive of the decision.
"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," Macintyre said. "This is the appropriate decision and we are all 100 percent in agreement."
The Athletic Department is still determining how to let fans utilize the tickets for the make-up date.
CU said this is the third game in history that the University has postponed. In 1963, the CU-Air Force game in Colorado Springs was delayed two weeks after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 2001, Washington State was set to visit Boulder on Sept. 15, but all college games were called off after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. That game was not made up until the 2003 season.