Canceling Wednesday Night’s Basketball Game – A ‘Collaborative’ Decision

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UPDATE: 5:53 P.M.

An Eastern Michigan spokesperson confirms that who will pay for Eastern Michigan University’s extra trip to Athens and the cost of that trip are still to be decided.

“We’re not sure how the expense schedule will work out and we probably won’t have that information until closer to the makeup game date (Feb. 20),” according to Sean Hostetter, Eastern Michigan’s assistant director of athletic media relations.

This corroborates a statement made earlier by Ohio Athletics spokesperson Tom Symonds that who will pay is yet “to be determined.”


The decision to cancel tonight’s men’s basketball game between Ohio University and Eastern Michigan University due to campus closure was a collaborative decision between the Ohio University administration and Ohio Athletics, according to Tom Symonds, assistant athletic director for media relations.

Since Eastern Michigan was already in Athens for tonight’s game, there was some discussion of playing the game tomorrow night.  However, according to Symonds, it was determined that a Thursday night game “was not possible with both teams scheduled to play on Saturday.”

Ohio is scheduled to play Akron at 5 p.m. Saturday at the James A. Rhodes arena on the University of Akron campus.  Eastern Michigan is scheduled to play at Kent State on Saturday at 6 p.m.

According to the Eastern Michigan website,, “due to the campus being closed it is Ohio University policy that all events on campus shall be cancelled as well.”
The new date for Ohio to clash with Eastern is Feb. 20 in Athens at 7 p.m.  That date and time for the postponement was selected by the MAC league office, according to Symonds.

When asked if Ohio would be paying any of the expenses for Eastern Michigan’s wasted trip to Athens this week, Symonds said that is yet “to be determined.”