Posted September 10th, 2008 by Matt
Filed under: Feature, Football

Hurricane Ike tracker from

Hurricane Ike tracker from

Officials at [tag]Texas[/tag] and [tag]Arkansas[/tag] are discussing their options now that it looks like [tag]Hurricane Ike[/tag] might be traveling through Central Texas. According to, Hurricane Ike will hit the Texas coast Saturday morning around 7:00 AM near Corpus Christi. Ike is then projected to move north through Austin and push towards Dallas.

This doesn’t look good for the game against Arkansas on Saturday. With the scheduled kick-off at 2:30 PM, Ike could possibly be moving through Austin right around game-time. Luckily both teams have an off week on Sept. 27, so scheduling a make-up game in case of a postponement should not be a problem.

Update: A source from says that there is a 90% chance the game will be postponed until Sept. 27.

Update #2: Brazoria County, Chambers County and Galveston officials have issued evacuation orders.

Update #3: Orangebloods is reporting that the game has officially been postponed till September 27th. Here’s a the official press release from the athletic department. The football schedule page has been updated. (8:50pm)



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  1. reply to  #1

    Hook'em Horns

    Dang it! That sucks cause I was looking forward to going to my first UT game ever!( for football at least).

  2. reply to  #2


    And now we don’t get two weeks to prepare for Colorado.

  3. reply to  #3


    And we’ll be playing back-to-back-to-back games before OU.

  4. reply to  #4


    yeah DeLoss Dodds said at the longhorn club lunch today that we need to support the Texas gulf coast and that it would take too many people to open the stadium for the game. I just hope we can handle the ridiculous schedule this puts the team in. Interesting point is that there will be more people in Austin the weekend of the 27th than this weekend. Its hard to stay positive about these decisions….

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