West Virginia football announced its 2018 spring game is cancelled and won’t be rescheduled, according to a release.
The game was tabbed for Saturday. But the program cites impending wintry weather in the Morgantown, W.Va., area for the cancellation.
“Fan and player safety have to take priority. When you have snow predicted for much of the state on Saturday, we need to take the utmost caution to assure the safety of our student-athletes, while also avoiding elements that are problematic for our fans,” director of athletics Shane Lyons said in a release.
“You would expect to not have to worry about snow accumulation in April, but that’s the forecast. After much consideration, we made this decision for the safety of all involved.”
West Virginia fans will have to wait for the Mountaineers home opener vs. Youngstown State on Sept. 8 to see the team in Morgantown, W.Va.
Coach Dana Holgorsen’s group opens its 2018 slate with Tennessee, however, on Sept. 1 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Refunds for West Virginia spring game tickets
Fans who purchased tickets ahead of the spring game will be refunded by the Mountaineer Ticket Office. For fans who paid for tickets with cash should contact the ticket office at 1-800-WVU GAME to receive a refund, according to the release.