Sept. 21, 2005
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The 2005 hurricane season continues to wreak havoc with Tulane Athletics contests as, already displaced from their home in New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, the Green Wave had a quintet of games moved or cancelled Wednesday by Hurricane Rita, which currently is tracking toward the Texas coast.
Kickoff time for the football game between Tulane and SMU this Saturday in Dallas has been moved up to 1 p.m., SMU officials announced Wednesday. The game had originally been scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
Meanwhile, in College Station, Texas, where 90 Green Wave student-athletes from six teams are attending classes and practicing at Texas A&M University, a pair of women's soccer games and two volleyball contests for the weekend have been cancelled or postponed due to evacuation orders in Houston and the surrounding areas.
The soccer team had a "home" game against Sam Houston State slated for Wednesday, but the Bearkat staff allowed the members of its team head their separate ways as Hurricane Rita makes its way to the Texas coast. In addition, Sundays game at Trinity has been postponed indefinetly.
The Green Wave volleyball team had its travel plans affected by the impending hurricane as well as flights out of Houston have been cancelled. The Tulane team was scheduled to open Conference USA action on Friday at East Carolina, and host Marshall at the G. Rollie White Coliseum. Both matches are now postponed with hopes of making them up at a later date.