ISU cancels homecoming activities, football game still scheduled


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State University has announced its canceling homecoming activities due to the pandemic, but the football game is still scheduled for October 24.

President Deborah Curtis made that announcement at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

The homecoming committee had recommended canceling activities and believed that a large-scale celebration in late October would be inconsistent with the university’s decision to finish the fall semester with mostly online instruction after Thanksgiving.

“It’s never a statement a president ever wants to make,” Curtis said of canceling Homecoming. “But I assure you we will be very diligent in planning for an even better Homecoming in 2021 and we will engage in that work beginning now.”

The October 24 football game against Missouri State is still scheduled, although the Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council has said “patience is warranted regarding any decision to modify the 2020 Fall season … as long as there remains a possibility to provide a safe competitive opportunity for MVFC student-athletes.”

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