Texas A&M coach 'perplexed' Boston College canceled game because rain delayed travel
The Texas A&M-Boston College men’s basketball game set for Saturday afternoon has been canceled, and Aggies coach Billy Kennedy is “perplexed” by the reason why.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Boston College’s charter plane was scheduled to land in College Station on Friday night. But, the pilot “didn’t feel safe” landing in heavy rain, therefore the plane diverted elsewhere.
7:31 pm ET | Weather update from the tower: yellow is bad; red is worse. pic.twitter.com/TunrvFhu6p
— Boston College Men’s Basketball (@BCMBB) December 8, 2018
The Boston College coaching staff didn’t want the team to land Saturday and play the overall game at 5 p.m. local time. Although A&M officials wanted to move the overall game back a few hours reportedly, the Eagles requested sunday the overall game be postponed to. The Aggies declined due to logistical issues.
Hence, no game.
“We have been perplexed by this decision and disappointed for the fans and student-athletes,” A&M coach Billy Kennedy said in a statement.
Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond cited “mechanical and logistical issues” for canceling the overall game, noting they would have decided to a 9 p.m. saturday local time start, a Sunday game or.
“The safety and well-being of our student-athletes is paramount. For no reason will we put our student-athletes in harm’s way,” Jarmond said in a statement.
No makeup date has been announced for a potential game between your Eagles (6-2) and Aggies (3-4).