WVU – NC State Game Will Not Be Played This Weekend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Hurricane Florence, one of the strongest storms in history projected for a U.S. landfall, has caused the West Virginia – N.C. State game this weekend to be at least postponed, if not cancelled.
“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,” an official statement from the Wolfpack athletic department said.
Only four hurricanes in recorded history have made landfall north of Florida, and Florence will join that group. No storm of that strength has ever made landfall so far north, but this storm, which has defied usual tracks for ones born in the region, is set to make its own record. While the track could move north or south by as much as 150 miles, it will still impact the Carolinas with unprecedented force.
WVU has no information this time on the game being rescheduled, from either within or from NC State.
“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,” the official statement continued. “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. With the impending weather, the NC State Athletic Department and Ticket Office will follow in accordance with campus and be closed Thursday and Friday.
NC State had previously announced that it was closing the school at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday until further notice.