Fresno State/Colorado Game Postponed
Sept. 13, 2013
UPDATE (2:15 p.m. PT):
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State and the University of Colorado have made the decision to postpone Saturday's football game that was set to be played in Boulder, Colo. at 11 a.m. PT. The game was canceled at roughly 1 p.m. PT on Friday.
After careful consideration, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has decided that the University will not hold a football game tomorrow, and that school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.
"Even though the weather is improving, Boulder is still designated as a national emergency site," the chancellor 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 also said that "ensuring the safety of CU affiliates and fans has always been the No. 1 priority."
Boulder and Boulder County has received record rainfall over the past two days, causing flooding in the area that led to the postponement of the game.
"While we're disappointed we're not going to get the opportunity to play against the University of Colorado, we understand the tragic situation there and we send our thoughts and prayers out to the people of Colorado and wish them the best in their recovery efforts," Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter said.
Fresno State and Colorado do not share a bye weekend, so at this point no make-up date has been set.
"First and foremost, safety is most important. This is just a game," senior quarterback Derek Carr said. "The people in Boulder are going through a lot right now and our prayers go out to them.
"The fact that we can't play a game right now is not a big deal. That is where our team's mindset was."
The Bulldogs (2-0) will now remain in Fresno for what will be a third-straight home game as the 'Dogs play Boise State in Bulldog Stadium next Friday, Sept. 20. The game is being televised nationally on ESPN and kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
"Catch the Wave" - 2013 Fresno State football season tickets are now on sale and can be ordered online at gobulldogs.com or over the phone at 559-278-DOGS (3647). The official home of the Fresno State Bulldogs is 940 AM ESPN Radio.