NASHVILLE --- Due to the impending inclement weather in the forecast, the Tennessee State football team’s spring game has been cancelled. With spring practices wrapping up this week, the game – originally scheduled for Saturday, April 14 – will not be rescheduled.
The Legend’s Game and Junior Day have also been cancelled.
“The spring game has always been such a positive and fun-filled event for us,” TSU Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips said. “It is exciting to see the large crowd of alumni and fans come back to campus every year. We understand the significance of the game and festivities surrounding Alumni Weekend, but the safety of our student-athletes, staff and fans is a top priority. Thank you to all of our fans for your continued support."
Throughout the spring semester, TSU held official practices during a four-week span. The 2018 campaign officially kicks off on Sept. 1 at Nissan Stadium versus Bethune-Cookman in the John Merritt Classic.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to cancel our spring game because of the threat of inclement weather,” TSU Football Head Coach Rod Reed said. “The most disappointing part about it is not being able to showcase, to the fans, some of the new kids that came into the fold and the kids that advanced in the program over the past year. We’ve done a significant amount of work in the spring and the competition has been great. Considering the condition of the field and the safety of our players, we feel this is the best option at this time. This has become such a huge weekend, it’s very disappointing to have to cancel the spring game. But know that the Tigers are on the prowl and we appreciate all of the fans that came to Nashville to participate in this weekend’s festivities.”
The Alvin “Cat” Coleman Symposium and Coaches Clinic scheduled for Friday, April 13 will go on as planned.
- Coaches Clinic – Friday – 8 a.m. – Forum (Floyd Payne Campus Center)
- Alvin “Cat” Coleman Symposium – Friday – 1 p.m. – Indoor Facility
- 5K Walk/Run - Saturday - 8 a.m. - Campus Center Circle