Colorado has postponed its Week 3 game against Fresno State due to severe weather. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Colorado's Week 3 home game against Fresno State, originally scheduled to kick off at 2:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, has been postponed, the school announced on Friday.
The Boulder area has experienced severe thunderstorms and flooding over the past 24 hours. According to a CNN.com report, 19 Colorado counties, including Boulder County, remain under threat of flooding on Friday, and three more days of heavy rain are in the forecast for the weekend.
Colorado chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said in a statement that the conditions are not appropriate for a football game at this time:
“Even though the weather is improving, Boulder is still designated as a national emergency site,” the chancellor said. “Our community is hurting. Many of our students are displaced from their homes, including many of our student-athletes. This is not an appropriate time for us to hold a game that would put pressure on the community, both in terms of security/emergency personnel, but also in diverting attention from people in need.”
Both Colorado athletic director Rick George and head football coach Mike MacIntyre voiced their support of the decision. The schools are set to discuss a possible make-up date for the contest. In the meantime, a few of the state's residents have found other means of entertainment: