Iowa State football cancelled its 2018 spring game because of weather concerns.
The game was scheduled for Saturday, April 14, but it will not be rescheduled. The university made the announcement on Monday.
“Coach [Matt] Campbell and I mutually decided to cancel the Spring Game due to the anticipated weather for Saturday,” Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard said in a statement.
“We know this will be disappointing for our fans and players. The football team will use Saturday as their final practice in a closed practice similar to this spring.”
Campbell also released a statement to apologize to Cyclone fans.
— Matt Campbell (@ISUMattCampbell) April 9, 2018
The Cyclone Carnival, Jr. Cyclone Club Football Clinic and Cyclone Gridiron Club Tailgate were also cancelled, according to a release.
Iowa State fans will have to wait for the team’s opener against South Dakota State on Sept. 1 to see the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. Momentum for the Cyclones’ program arguably has not been greater in recent seasons after Iowa State’s Liberty Bowl victory over Memphis in December.
Iowa State isn’t the only Big 12 team to cancel a public scrimmage this offseason. West Virginia also cancelled its spring game set last week because of weather concerns.