Shockwaves

Snow days rare around the Missouri Valley Conference

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.

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop

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