Hurricane Florence forces postponement of West Virginia football game at North Carolina State

MORGANTOWN — With Hurricane Florence approaching the Carolinas this week, No. 14 West Virginia won’t play Saturday’s game at N.C. State, according to officials at both schools.

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No makeup date was announced and sources say the game is unlikely to be rescheduled. Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen said Tuesday he’s not in favor of rescheduling if it puts the Mountaineers at a disadvantage for a Big 12 game.

The statement from N.C. State on Tuesday: NC State will not play its scheduled football game with West Virginia University this weekend due to the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence.

Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and needed throughout the region, and today’s decision will help give ample time to deploy those resources across the state.

NC State has worked in partnership with University leadership, West Virginia University officials, the Atlantic Coast Conference and emergency management personnel to arrive at a decision in the best interests of the safety and well-being of fans, student-athletes and all parties involved.

Should this game be rescheduled or a replacement home game be scheduled, tickets for the West Virginia game will be valid. If this game or a replacement home game is not viable, a refund will be offered to season ticket holders. Details will be communicated at a later date.

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