Akron-Buffalo Game Postponed Indefinitely Due To Storm

Martin Haslinger uses a snowblower outside his home in Buffalo, N.Y.,  on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 following a lake-effect snowstorm.  Residents of northern New York state are digging out from a dangerous lake-effect snowstorm that had dropped nearly 6 feet of snow in some areas and caused three deaths. The Buffalo metro area was hit hard, with some areas south of the city receiving more than 5 feet by early Saturday.  (Bridget Haslinger via AP)
Martin Haslinger uses a snowblower outside his home in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 following a lake-effect snowstorm. Residents of northern New York state are digging out from a dangerous lake-effect snowstorm that had dropped nearly 6 feet of snow in some areas and caused three deaths. The Buffalo metro area was hit hard, with some areas south of the city receiving more than 5 feet by early Saturday. (Bridget Haslinger via AP)
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The University at Buffalo’s football game against Akron has been postponed indefinitely due to a lake-effect snowstorm hitting the western New York region.

Officials had considered pushing the game back from Saturday to Sunday. But Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said that option wasn't feasible.

"We want to be respectful of the efforts of the emergency service personnel in the Buffalo area who are working to assist those in need,” Steinbrecher said Saturday in a statement.

A decision about possibly rescheduling the contest will be made next week, according to the MAC.

Buffalo (5-5, 4-2) sits third in the East Division and remains one win shy of becoming bowl eligible. Akron (1-9, 0-5) is last in the East.

Buffalo is scheduled to host Kent State in its regular-season finale next Saturday.

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