RPI Homecoming football game postponed
Saturday's Liberty League contest against Merchant Marine Academy has been postponed due to the partial government shutdown.
The Engineers (0-1, 3-1) and Mariners (0-1, 3-1) were supposed to kick off at 1 p.m., from East Campus Stadium, but due to the stemming from the budget impasse in Congress, the game will not be held this weekend.
“Obviously it’s unfortunate and it is something that was truly out of our control," said RPI football coach Ralph Isernia.
The last time a RPI football game was postponed was Sept. 15, 2001, due to the September 11 terrorist attacks. That game, against Coast Guard, was not rescheduled.
Instead of football, the nationally ranked RPI women's soccer team will face Clarkson at 1 p.m., instead of the regularly scheduled time of 5 p.m.
The football game has been tenatively rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2, in Troy.
Here is the school's release.