Some college hoops teams change game times, others stay the same during extreme cold


Nevada Wolf Pack forward Trey Porter (15) blocks Loyola Ramblers center Cameron Krutwig (25) from making a shot during the second half on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at Gentile Arena in Chicago, Ill. The Loyola Ramblers would fall to the Nevada Wolf Pack, 65-79. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)

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CHICAGO – The frigid weather that’s making its way through the Windy City and the Midwst is wreaking havoc with many events around town. It’s made many consider whether it’s worth holding events or just save them for another day.

Many local universities, including a few college basketball teams with games this week, are asking themselves the same question. Already a few have some answers.

Northern Illinois made the decision to move their Men’s Basketball game on Tuesday against Ohio University to 5 PM at the university’s convocation center, while moving their Women’s Basketball game from Wednesday to Thursday at 6 PM. The high temperature for DeKalb for Wednesday is expected to be -19 with the low temperature to reach -29.

DePaul’s game on Wednesday night against Villanova at Wintrust Arena will go on as scheduled despite the fact that classes at the university will be canceled from Tuesday night at 5:30 PM through Wednesday.

Loyola has made the same decision for their game against Northern Iowa at the Gentile Center on Wednesday evening, this despite there being no classes from 5 PM Tuesday through Noon on Thursday.

The school is even giving away knit hats to the first 500 students who attend the game, which is the annual “Jesuit Jam” event.

Illinois’ game against Minnesota is still on for Wednesday night at 8 PM despite frigid temperatures in Minneapolis, where temperatures will reach only a high of -14 with a low of -29.


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