Weather seems to threaten, or affects attendance, at basketball games regularly. It’s rare when snow, ice, wind and rain actually conspire to move a game off its tip time. Monday’s New Mexico State-Wichita State game is in that rare group and is in danger of disappearing, depending on whether or not the schools can work out a date this season or move it to a future season.
Other weather-related delays from recent years at MVC schools:
▪ In 1994, the UNI-Dome roof tore during high winds in a snowstorm. It forced the cancellation of a women’s basketball game and the Panthers moved games to other arenas in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids until it was fixed about two weeks later.
▪ Three MVC games were delayed, because of travel problems, and played — Southern Illinois at Drake in 1995-96 and Evansville at Drake and Missouri State at SIU, both played on Jan. 29, 2009.
▪ In 2011, the threat of a snowstorm caused Creighton and Bradley to play at 3 p.m., four hours before scheduled, on a Tuesday (Feb. 1) in front of a sparse crowd. Fans were encouraged not to come. Creighton could not fly out of Peoria after the game.