Love it when common sense prevails.
It would have been a lousy thing to do to Iowa’s men’s basketball team and anyone foolish enough to travel to the scheduled Iowa-Nebraska game in Lincoln Thursday night given forecasts are calling for as much as 13 inches to descend on Lincoln Thursday. It’s expected to be more than a little windy, too.
So the Iowa-Nebraska game will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. Television information has yet to be resolved.
If the student-athlete is the priority, as we’re so often told it is (even though that’s highly arguable), you don’t send them to the site of a whopper of a snowstorm with little chance of them getting back home as scheduled.
The sacrifice of having a game pulled from ESPN2 isn’t a small one, I’m guessing, but it’s the least that could be done for the safety of all involved. It isn’t as if either team is pinched, schedule-wise. Nebraska’s following game is next Tuesday at Wisconsin. Iowa’s is next Wednesday at home against Purdue.
From a basketball point of view, such a postponement could easily have come at a rotten time for the Hawkeyes. But the Nebraska game was the only one on Iowa’s schedule between Feb. 17 and Feb. 27, so this really should be no problem for the team.
In other news, the Forestry Workshop scheduled Thursday at the Arbor Bank in Nebraska City has been cancelled.