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Hurricane Isaac Forces Oregon State To Postpone Season Opener; A&M Reschedules

The Nicholls State-Oregon State game scheduled for Saturday at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore., has been postponed after school officials "grew wary this week as Hurricane Isaac loomed in Nicholls State's backyard," according to Lindsey Schnell of the Portland OREGONIAN. There has been "no reschedule date" for the game, as the teams' bye weeks "do not match." OSU indicated that officials are "considering the possibility of playing the weekend of Dec. 1 if OSU is not in the Pac-12 championship game or Nicholls State is not in the Football Championship Series playoffs." There "was chatter" that the game might be moved to Sunday or Monday, but that "won't happen now" (Portland OREGONIAN, 8/30). Nichols State players "were scattered this week, heading home to be with family members in the face of the storm." The school's campus is closed due to the hurricane, and classes tomorrow "have already been canceled" (CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES, 8/30). Meanwhile, in San Antonio, Brent Zwerneman notes the Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech game scheduled for tonight has been moved to Oct. 13, an "open Saturday for both teams." Some A&M fans are "upset more effort wasn't made to reschedule" the game for "later this weekend or in a city besides Shreveport.” Texas A&M AD Eric Hyman said that the school “offered up Kyle Field, but Louisiana Tech, the home team, said no thanks.” Hyman: "If we had a hurricane here, would we go play in Shreveport? Probably not” (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 8/30).
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