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FAU ISU GAME POSTPONED!!

FROM ILL State website:

Illinois State-FAU Football Game Postponed
NORMAL, Ill.– Due to the threat of Hurricane Jeanne, Illinois State?s football game at Florida Atlantic on Saturday at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has been postponed.

Both institutions are in the process of rescheduling the game, but a makeup date has not yet been announced.

Senior Associate Athletics Director Larry Lyons, who coordinates the air travel for the Redbird football program, worked with the Florida Atlantic administration on the decision to postpone the contest.

?This was a mutual decision at the university level,? Lyons said. ?Florida Atlantic is in the process of closing its university today, while the governor has asked for evacuation in the Ft. Lauderdale area. With these prominent actions taking place, it didn?t make a whole lot of sense for us to try to fly in there and play on Saturday. We had to make a decision that was in the best interest of the student-athletes and staff at both institution.?<br>
Head coach Denver Johnson addressed the team on the decision.

?Obviously we are disappointed to not be playing this weekend,? Johnson said. ?I know all of our kids from Florida and their families and friends have been really looking forward to this game. Hopefully we will be able to reschedule it and face FAU later in the season, but for now myself and my staff will turn our attention to our conference opener at Indiana State and begin preparation for the Sycamores.?<br>
The Redbirds will return to action on October 2 when they begin Gateway Football Conference action at Indiana State.




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That REALLY Sux!
I was hoping we would play since FIU postponed. >:(


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Im hearing unofficially that it will be rescheduled for Nov.20th and the FIU game will go to Dec.4th. This will help FIU reschedule one of their games for Nov.20 also. They cant reschedule the Illinois State game for Dec.4 because of the possiblity of them being in the 1-AA playoffs.
It would actually make sense to have the FIU game be the finale for us both instead of the second last so I hope it happens this way.
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Its really kind of sad that none of the local news outlets or FAUSPorts.com has announced the postponed game yet. ::)

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I agree about the last game scenerio. The Ed Waters game is nice for the seniors but the FIU game could become a stepping stone into the playoffs and may have implications down the road.

I had to pull this off the ISU website and nothing is listed here in Fla when it hit Illinois!!!!
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Playoffs????
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Playoffs????

SunBelt playoffs in the future, not this year. I was speaking on how easily the Ed Waters game was added AFTER the FIU game was supposedly set for final game of the year.
Maybe we should leave the last game slot for FIU only.

We have to agree that one or both of these teams will be in the hunt for the SunBelt Chammpionship down the road. What better scenerio than having the final game between the two teams, with playoff implications.
Sort of like the SEC Championship game.
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It is a good thing that they postponed….once Jeanne made up her mind as to where she was going there was no stopping her. Attendance would've sucked if they played yesterday.
My mom lives in Ft. Pierce, and if there's another hurricane this year I think she might look into moving out of this hurricane, er, I mean sunshine state.
I hope Orlando has survived…looked like the worst winds stayed over Orlando longer than anywhere, plus I'm hoping for halloween horror nights next weekend. ;)
Hope everyone is safe, and stay away from the power lines!!!!
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