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Hawkeye Bball Game Postponed

BLOOMINGTON,  IN  (CBS2/Fox28) - The Iowa Hawkeyes basketball game scheduled for tonight against Indiana University has been postponed. Several reports say a large piece of metal fell from the ceiling and damaged several seats. There's no word yet on when the game will be played.

STATEMENT FROM IOWA DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS GARY BARTA

Below is a statement from Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta regarding the postponement of the Iowa-Indiana mens basketball game.

"Obviously, we are disappointed tonights game had to be cancelled. Fran and his team are in contention for a Big Ten title and were looking forward to the opportunity to getting back on the court. The most important part of this equation is safety. We are in full support of Indiana's decision to postpone the game based on the issues with Assembly Hall. Coach McCaffery and his team are returning from Indiana tonight. We are working with Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass and the Big Ten Conference to determine when and, possibly, where to play the game."


Official release from the University:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass has announced that tonights Big Ten mens basketball game between Iowa and Indiana will be postponed as a result of a piece of metal falling from the ceiling into seats in the lower bowl.

 

Roughly 6 1/2 hours before game time, a metal facing (roughly eight feet long by 14 inches wide), fell and damaged seats in the lower part of Section F, which is located in the northwest corner of the building.

 

Safety is our No.1 priority, noted Glass. Our University engineers have advised us to postpone events in Assembly Hall until it can be determined what caused the facing to fall and ensure the safety of everyone attending an event in the facility.

 

The rescheduling of the Iowa contest and the status of tomorrow nights womens game with Michigan will be determined as soon as possible.

 
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