Duquesne’s men’s basketball game at George Mason has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. today because of the impending snowstorm that was expected to hit the D.C. area. The game was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday.
The teams will be played at the 1,500-seat Recreation and Athletics Center on the school’s Fairfax, Va., campus because EagleBank Arena, the Patriots’ 10,000-seat home venue, is booked for another event today.
Forecasters have warned of a significant snowstorm expected to hit much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the Baltimore-Washington area from 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday. The western suburbs of the nation’s capital are projected to get anywhere from 24 to 30 inches of snow.
Coming off a game Wednesday night against VCU in Richmond, Va., Duquesne received a call from the Atlantic 10 conference offices Thursday morning about the possibility of moving the game time, according to team spokesman Dave Saba. After discussing the issue more with George Mason and league officials, it was decided that the safest and most feasible option would be to move the game up one day.
As of now, the Dukes are scheduled to return by bus after the game today.
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