Change of plans: UK-IU game postponed

The Cats' game Saturday in Bloomington has reportedly been postponed...

LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Area media outlets are reporting that Indiana University officials have changed course and requested that this weekend's game in Bloomington be postponed in light of the recent terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Indiana released the following statement late Wednesday night:

"Indiana University's Athletic Department has announced all scheduled intercollegiate events are suspended through the weekend. Consistent with the previously released Big Ten statement that institutions would evaluate their own athletics schedules, Indiana University's decision was made after reviewing all of the circumstances surrounding this week's tragedies. Some of the considerations for suspending competition included the safety and welfare of its student-athletes, respect for the victim's families as well as the decision by other major universities in the state to not compete this weekend.

"In accordance with President Bush's comments regarding a return to normalcy, Indiana University Athletics will return to full force with its scheduled competitions beginning Monday, Sept. 17."

Kentucky was scheduled to play Indiana at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday.

No date has been announced for rescheduling, but both teams have an open date on Oct. 27. That date follows a road game at Georgia and precedes a road game at Mississippi State for the Wildcats. Kentucky would be away from home five out of six consecutive weekends if that occurs.


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