Administrators from West Virginia University and N.C. State University have reached an agreement to cancel the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and N.C. State Wolfpack in Raleigh, North Carolina, this Saturday, Sept. 15, due to impending complications and dangers expected from Hurricane Florence, according multiple reports.
Due to the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence, our game with @WVUfootball will not be played this weekend.https://t.co/An5ShiiLDt— NC State Football (@PackFootball) September 11, 2018
No plans to reschedule have been reported, but the N.C. State press release did indicate the possibility of rescheduling.
Fans clamored for the game to be moved to Morgantown, but with dangerous travel conditions expected Thursday through Saturday, travel to or from Raleigh would have been unwise.
Florence, a category-4 hurricane, is expected to make landfall on Thursday evening around Wilmington, North Carolina, about 142 miles south-southeast of Raleigh.
Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina on Sunday in preparation for the storm. N.C. State has already decided to close academic and business offices starting Wednesday at 5 p.m. through Sunday.
Further, the path of the storm and is speculated to cross North Carolina in a northwestern trajectory and could bring heavy rains and winds to southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia by Saturday.
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WVU athletic director Shane Lyons states the game is unlikely to be rescheduled, that he will not schedule a game during our bye week and that December is unlikely because, “I plan on being in Dallas.”