Missouri State game delayed by hurricane

Saturday, October 22, 2005

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State's football game at Youngstown State on Saturday has been pushed back due to Hurricane Wilma.

While Ohio is nowhere near the south Florida area bracing for the hurricane, the storm has had an impact on Missouri State's travel plans. Bill O'Neill, the assistant athletic director, said the charter plane that was to have been used to take the team to Youngstown (6-1, 3-0 Gateway Conference) has been commandeered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of the storm.

The game had been scheduled for 3 p.m. Central, but O'Neill said Missouri State (3-3, 1-2) couldn't get another charter until 12:30 p.m. As a result, the start time was changed to 5 p.m.

-- The Associated Press

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