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Iowa State cancels spring football game

Iowa State football fans enjoyed sunshine for the 2016 spring football game at Jack Trice Stadium. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Iowa State football fans enjoyed sunshine for the 2016 spring football game at Jack Trice Stadium. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Iowa State announced Monday it has canceled its 2018 spring football game due to poor weather.

The annual game was scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Saturday’s forecast in Ames is cloudy with a high temperature around 45 degrees and a 50 percent chance of rain.

“Coach (Matt) Campbell and I mutually decided to cancel the Spring Game due to the anticipated weather for Saturday,” Iowa State Athletics Director Jamie Pollard said in a release. “We know this will be disappointing for our fans and players. The football team will use Saturday as their final practice in a closed practice similar to this spring.”

Campbell tweeted a message to Iowa State fans later Monday.

“I just want to apologize to all of the Cyclone fans who were planning on coming out to the Spring Game,” Campbell worte. “You are the best fans in the nation and we appreciate your loyal support. We have had a great spring so far and we can’t wait to see you all on Sept. 1. Go Cyclones!”

Iowa State hosts South Dakota State in the season opener on Sept. 1.

Iowa State is still holding its Cy’s House of Trivia event in Hilton Coliseum at 5 p.m. Saturday.

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