|ESPN.com: College Football||[Print without images]|
Tulane's home game against No. 24 Louisville has been postponed to Dec. 4 as the Crescent City hunkers down with Ivan approaching.
Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said he offered Tulane AD Rick Dickson the chance to move the game to his home turf, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, but that Dickson understandably declined.
Tulane football sports information director Donna Turner said that moving the school's student-athletes to Jackson State in Mississippi, about two hours northeast, was discussed. However, after a series of meetings with coaches and athletes Tuesday it was determined that 300 of the school's 320 athletes could be safely housed a short distance away with family or friends.
"We're only trying to find places for about 20 student-athletes right now," Turner said.
Turner also said that Tulane has a shelter on campus that can withstand a Category 4 hurricane, so students could take shelter there. She said the campus will be shut down through Thursday and that classes are canceled for the week.
"The next time we'll be back to normal will probably be Monday," Turner said. -- Pat Forde, ESPN.com