WVU cancels Gold-Blue Spring Football Game due to expected wintry weather

WVU cancels the annual Gold-Blue Spring Football game Saturday due to expected wintry weather in the Morgantown area. (Dale Sparks/West Virginia University Athletics)

Expected wintry weather is taking a toll even before the first snowflake falls. West Virginia University’s 2018 Gold-Blue Spring Football Game scheduled for this weekend has been canceled.

University officials announced in a news release the game planned for Saturday, April 7, will not be held due to the weather forecast for the Morgantown area. The game will not be rescheduled.

Tickets sold to fans in advance of the spring game will be automatically refunded by the Mountaineer Ticket Office if paid by credit card or check. Fans who paid cash should contact the Mountaineer Ticket Office at 1-800-WVU GAME to initiate their refund process.

“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.

University officials said Saturday’s Walk the Talk with Dana sponsored by United Bank and the Hoss Foundation, along with the Family Resource Center 5K will still be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the Li’l Mountaineer Kids Dash will still take place at 10 a.m. The events will start at the Puskar Center, and the Mountaineer football team will now participate in the Walk the Talk with Dana event.

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