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Impending blizzard alters Gallaudet athletic schedule for this weekend

Impending blizzard alters Gallaudet athletic schedule for this weekend

WASHINGTON - This weekend's Gallaudet University athletic events have been canceled due to the impending snowstorm heading towards the nation's capital on Friday afternoon.

A state of emergency has been declared for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. A blizzard warning has been issued for the D.C. area from 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Sunday. The snowstorm is expected to dump 18 to 24 inches of snow across the D.C. area this weekend.

Below is a list of GU athletic events impacted by this snowstorm.

Men's and Women's Basketball
Gallaudet's home North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) games against Cazenovia College (Saturday, Jan. 23) and Morrisville State College (Sunday, Jan. 24) have been postponed and will not be played this weekend at the Field House. Gallaudet will host Cazenovia on Sunday, Feb. 21, at noon (men's game) and 2 p.m. (women's game). No date has been determined, at this time, on when GU will host Morrisville State.

The Gallaudet University Office of Alumni Relations' 20th annual Alumni Basketball Madness Day, originally scheduled for this Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m.

Subsequently, Gallaudet's home games with Lancaster Bible College slated for Friday, Feb. 19, has been moved up a day to Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. (men's) and 7 p.m. (women's).

Men's and Women's Swimming
GU's home swim meet with Stevenson University slated for Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. has been pushed back a week to Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. The women's home swim meet with Notre Dame of Maryland University for tonight (Thursday, Jan. 21) at 6 p.m. is still on and will take place in the Field House pool.

Men's and Women's Track and Field
Gallaudet's men's and women's track and field teams will not travel to this weekend's Captains Invitational hosted by Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

Stay tuned to www.gallaudetathletics.com and follow @GallaudetBison on twitter for more announcements or changes to upcoming Gallaudet Bison athletic games due to weather.

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