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WVU cancels Gold-Blue Game

Pregame events will still go on as planned

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia's annual spring football game won't be played this year, due to impending wintry weather.

WVU announced Thursday morning that Saturday's Gold-Blue Spring Football Game is canceled and won't be rescheduled. Tickets sold to fans will be refunded by the Mountaineer Ticket Office.

"Fan and player safety have to take priority," said Shane Lyons, director of athletics. "When you have snow predicted for much of the state on Saturday, we need to take the utmost caution to assure the safety of our student-athletes, while also avoiding elements that are problematic for our fans. You would expect to not have to worry about snow accumulation in April, but that's the forecast. After much consideration, we made this decision for the safety of all involved." 

Saturday's Walk the Talk with Dana sponsored by United Bank and the Hoss Foundation, along with the Family Resource Center 5K will still be held on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and the Li'l Mountaineer Kids Dash will still take place at 10 a.m. The events will start at the Puskar Center, and the Mountaineer football team will now participate in the Walk the Talk with Dana event.

West Virginia opens its 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Tennessee at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

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