Saturday's football game with UNC Pembroke canceled

Saturday's football game with UNC Pembroke canceled

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- This Saturday's non-conference football game between Tusculum University and UNC Pembroke has been canceled announced TU vice president of athletics and university initiatives Doug Jones.

The game, which was scheduled for Saturday at Pioneer Field in Greeneville will not be rescheduled this season.

The UNC Pembroke campus is still recovering from the flooding caused by Hurricane Florence which hit the area last weekend.  The UNCP campus was evacuated last week prior to the hurricane and remains closed throughout this week.  Road conditions leading to and from Pembroke continue to be evaluated before it is deemed safe for students and staff to return to campus.

"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the UNC Pembroke community and the North Carolina and South Carolina region," said Jones.  "We looked at numerous schedule options to get the game in, but the safety and well-being of all student-athletes will always be our top priority."

UNCP's game last Saturday at Catawba College was also cancelled.

With the cancellation, Tusculum's 2018 schedule has been reduced to 10 games.  The Pioneers (2-1, 1-0 SAC) return to South Atlantic Conference play next Saturday (Sept. 29) as they travel to Hickory, North Carolina to face Lenoir-Rhyne University. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Moretz Stadium.