UMD football, volleyball contests postponed due to weather
Wet, heavy and drifting snow has blanketed the Mankato, Minn., area and forced the postponement of Minnesota Duluth's football game against Minnesota State-Mankato, originally slated for 1 p.m. Saturday.
According to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference website, UMD and Mankato will play at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Regional Event Center in Marshall, Minn.
In the 78-year history of UMD football, the Bulldogs have had only one game cancelled due to inclement weather, in 1991 when a home game with Minnesota State-Moorhead was called off following a major snowstorm on Halloween.
Winter weather conditions have dumped as much as 6-10 inches of snow in the Mankato region, making the Blakeslee Stadium field unplayable. Officials and coaches from both schools are discussing the options for rescheduling the game.
Also, the volleyball match between the same schools has been postponed due to unsafe travel conditions. The match originally was scheduled for 4 p.m. at Mankato, and school officials will not be rescheduled.