Iowa St cancels men’s, women’s games because of storm threat


AMES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa canceled a men’s basketball game Wednesday and a women’s basketball game Thursday due to possible severe weather.

The athletic department announced Tuesday that the men’s game against Omaha and the women’s game against Drake will not be rescheduled.

“After consulting with Omaha and Drake, we believe the cancellation of both games today will give student athletes from all four teams an opportunity to depart before the storm hits and return home safely to spend the holidays with their families,” Iowa Das shared state athletic director Jamie Pollard with.

Ames is in the path of a winter storm that is expected to drop 6 to 10 inches of snow Wednesday through Friday.

Fans who purchased single game tickets for either game will receive a refund.

The ISU men and women play next on December 31st. The men will be home for their Big 12 opener against Baylor, and the 14th-ranked women will visit Texas Tech.

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