B-CU vs. N.C. A&T Football Game Moved
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the Bethune-Cookman versus North Carolina A&T football game, originally scheduled for Thursday, October 13, has been moved to Saturday, October 15, at 1 p.m. The game will still be played at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida.
"In consultation with the City of Daytona Beach and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, we felt it best to move the date and time of the game to a time that is in the best interest of public safety, student welfare and the university," said Lynn W. Thompson, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics at Bethune-Cookman.
The game was originally to be aired live on ESPNU, with it tagged as a "Black Out" game for the Wildcats, as kickoff was set for 7:30 p.m.
"Unfortunately, Bethune-Cookman was significantly affected by Hurricane Matthew. At this point, it would be better for Bethune-Cookman to host the game on Saturday," said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas. "Public safety is our top concern and given the information we currently have regarding the recovery process; it was in the best interest of everyone to push back the contest."
Along with the residents and organizations in Daytona Beach and surrounding communities, Bethune-Cookman University continues to emerge from the crisis of Hurricane Matthew.
"We are proud of the resiliency of the B-CU family," stated Jason Glenn, B-CU Vice President of Student Affairs. "After a thorough assessment of the campus and university as a whole, we are convinced that we will be able to resume classes on Thursday, October 13, along with activities such as the football game on Saturday, October 15, at 1 p.m."
Tickets for the game previously set for Thursday night will be honored at the gate on Saturday.
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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.