Canceled game against A-State could cost Miami $650k

Canceled game against A-State could cost Miami $650k
Posted at 11:20 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 07:27:16-04

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The home opener of the Red Wolves football season will not go as planned.

On Wednesday, the University of Miami canceled their Jonesboro meeting with the Red Wolves, according to Arkansas State University. The game will not be made up.

Due to the contract, Miami could owe A-State $650,000.

Hurricane Irma which hit some Caribbean islands Wednesday morning is forecasted to make landfall in Florida by the weekend.

According to sources, the issue wasn't getting to Jonesboro for the game, the problem would be getting back to Miami, and that uncertainty led to Miami erring on the side of caution. 

The Red Wolves are 0-1 on the young season after losing a close game against Nebraska last weekend.

No word yet from A-State on if ticket holders will be refunded.

In the agreement between the two universities, there was a "force majeure" clause that allowed the game to be canceled and not made up for a penalty. The clause dealing with cancellation of the game and the money owed is clause 6 in the same contract.

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