East Lansing weather has forced at least a 30-minute delay in the Western Michigan-Michigan State game, with 11:19 to go in the second quarter. By NCAA rules, a nearby lightning strike means at least a half-hour suspension. Thursday night, UNC-South Carolina was stalled for two hours due to similar conditions.
This is the kind of weather we're dealing with. https://t.co/Ur4CBG78O4— Brandon Folsom (@Brandon_Folsom) August 31, 2013
And it could be longer than a half-hour here, too. The game's scheduled to resume at 10 p.m. ET, but note the use of "may" here by Michigan State's official account:
Fans-please exit the stadium to your vehicle, IM West or Wells Hall. Stadium may re-open when safe. Be Safe!— MSU (@michiganstateu) August 31, 2013
Things do look like they should clear up soon, however:
Here's the weather map, btw. pic.twitter.com/Ny12ne924h— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 31, 2013
The good news for the Spartans might be a little bit more time to come up with some ideas on offense. The score is 7-0, Spartans, with the only points coming from a particularly complicated pick-six.
Quick, everyone head to Wells Hall for a lecture on offense.— The Only Colors (@TheOnlyColors) August 31, 2013