The Monmouth University football game scheduled for today in West Long Branch against Central Connecticut State University was canceled on Halloween due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It is one of many sporting events canceled or postponed due to the storm and its aftermath.
“We sent all of our student-athletes home before the storm to make sure they were safe,” Monmouth Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Marilyn McNeil said in a statement. “At the current time there is nowhere for them to stay on or off-campus if they were to return. We explored every option but ultimately the decision was based on student-athlete safety, and there are too many unknowns at the current time to move forward with playing the game at CCSU.”
While the two sides are discussing a possible makeup date, there is a fairly good chance the game may not be made up because both teams have already had their bye weeks. Monmouth is 3-2 in the Northeast Conference while CCSU is 2-3, so there is little chance of either having a shot at the Northeast Conference crown and a trip to the FCS playoffs.
Monmouth returns to action at home next week against St. Francis (PA). Meanwhile, Monmouth University has been acting as a shelter for storm victims.