PROVO -- BYU has announced the cancellation of all sporting events both at home and on the road scheduled for this weekend.
It has become increasingly obvious to the BYU administration, athletic departments, coaches and players that the nation is still going through the mourning process. Therefore, it would be inappropriate to play any sporting events.
Saturday afternoon's game against Montana has been canceled.
The Cougars' men's and women's cross teams will not travel to Bozeman, Mont., to compete in the Montana State Invitational on Saturday. BYU's women's cross country team will compete next on Sat., Sept. 22 at the Great America Invitational in Charlotte, N.C. The men's next competition is on Sept. 29 at the Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn.
BYU's volleyball matches scheduled this week in Hawaii vs. Loyola Marymount University and the University of Hawaii have been cancelled due to travel problems related to Tuesday's tragic events in New York and Washington D.C. BYU's next match will be Sept. 20 in Provo against the University of Utah.
The 23rd Annual Comcast Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., originally scheduled for play starting Thursday, was condensed to two days to allow visiting schools additional time to arrive. BYU, who traveled by bus to the tournament, will compete along with eight other schools.
Due to this week's national tragedy in New York City and Washington D.C., the Southeastern Conference and Mississippi State have announced Saturday's game in Starkville, Miss., will not be played. A make-up date for the contest has not been determined.