IU Athletics Closely Monitors Weather Situation For Minnesota Game
Feb. 1, 2011
Bloomington, Indiana - With severe weather continuing to affect travel conditions throughout Indiana, Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass has appointed Assistant Athletics Director for Game Management Kit Klingelhoffer to coordinate information relative to the status of Indiana's men's basketball game scheduled for Wednesday night at 6:30 against the University of Minnesota.
A 30-year veteran of game management, Klingelhoffer and IU Athletics is consulting with IU Emergency Management, Monroe Country Emergency Management, Indiana State Police, the Big Ten Conference, and the University of Minnesota to determine whether the game should be played or postponed.
If the University of Minnesota basketball team and the officiating crew are able to travel to Bloomington to participate in the game, IU is obligated to host it unless a state of emergency is declared in Monroe County. Minnesota did arrive in Indianapolis around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
If the game is played as scheduled, due to weather conditions throughout the state of Indiana, fans are encouraged to use their own discretion and take precautions when travelling to Assembly Hall. The forecast for overnight and Wednesday calls for more snow and freezing rain across much of Indiana. Indiana University would like to have a great crowd, but more importantly wants all its fans to be safe.
IU Athletics will update fans on the status of Wednesday night's game on IUHoosiers.com and through regional media entities.
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