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Release: Sept. 13, 2001

Saturday’s Iowa-Iowa State football game is cancelled

The Iowa-Iowa State football game has been cancelled. Following is a statement issued Thursday afternoon by Iowa Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby:

"The football game between Iowa and Iowa State has been called off for this Saturday. Teams from most parts of the country have called off games because of security and travel problems. The tragedy that has been inflicted on this country has apparently left nothing untouched. While we initially felt it best to play the game, sentiment ran strongly on both sides of the issue. It's an issue where, regardless of which direction you went, you were not wrong. We will assess the possibility of re-scheduling at a later time. As has always been the case throughout this terrible week, our thoughts and prayers remain foremost with those who have suffered losses in this senseless tragedy."

A Hawkeye Huddle scheduled for Iowa fans in Des Moines Friday evening has also been cancelled.