A major college football program has been forced to cancel its spring game due to impending bad weather.
West Virginia, which was set to have its spring game this weekend, has cancelled the exhibition. Snow is expected in Morgantown, West Virginia.
247Sports first reported the news.
"Players and family members have been told that the annual West Virginia spring game has been canceled due to weather, multiple sources tell EerSports.
The game was set to be played on Saturday afternoon, but a weather system is scheduled to hit Morgantown Friday evening through Saturday morning. The forecast shows precipitation beginning as rain before turning to snow overnight. While accumulations are not expected to exceed an inch or two, putting the players on the field in those conditions - and risking even more injuries than the team has already sustained this spring - was more of a risk than the staff and administration was willing to accept, sources said."
Snow is expected early on Saturday and temperatures are projected to be in the low 40s/high 30s for most of the day. That's not really what you want for a spring game atmosphere.
West Virginia should be one of the best teams in the Big 12 this season. The Mountaineers return their star quarterback and star wide receiver.
Early preseason top 25s have West Virginia ranked somewhere in the top 15. It should be a good year for Dana Holgorsen and Co.
It's just not going to start with a good spring game, unfortunately. Stay tuned for more updates.