Iowa State has cancelled its upcoming spring game, which was scheduled to be played this weekend.
The Cyclones’ spring game was slated for this Saturday, April 14. However, it has been nixed due to inclement weather.
“Coach 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.”
RELEASE: Cyclone Gridiron Club Spring Game Cancelled.
— Cyclone Football (@CycloneFB) April 9, 2018
Iowa State is the second Big 12 program to cancel its spring game. West Virginia did so as well, also due to poor weather.
In recent years, we’ve seen a number of schools either cancel their spring game outright or modify how it was played. Some schools eliminated tackling or only participated in situational football to limit injuries.
Spring games are fun for fans to tailgate and see their favorite team play, but let’s be honest. They are pretty meaningless.
Iowa State will survive without one this year, as will West Virginia and any other school that elects not to hold one.
Iowa State will open its 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against South Dakota State at home.