Beavers Alter Football Schedule

Sept. 14, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Due to this week's tragedy on the East Coast, college football games - including the scheduled game between Oregon State and Montana State - were postponed this weekend. That forced officials at both schools to reexamine their schedules for the rest of the 2001 season.

In order to allow all teams, administrators and fans to effectively plan ahead, Oregon State and Montana State agreed to cancel the game that was to have been played Sept. 15 at Reser Stadium, OSU Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart announced Friday.

In place of that game, OSU will play Northern Arizona on Nov. 17 at Reser Stadium, Barnhart announced.

'The events of the last few days have forced us to change our plans for this season,' Barnhart said. 'In an effort to insure the viability of our football schedule and our program as a whole, it was important to make the schedule adjustments as quickly as possible. We certainly wish Montana State well as it completes its season and its efforts to attain a Division I-AA playoff berth. At the same time, we are looking forward to hosting Northern Arizona in our final home game of the 2001 season.'

Tickets being held for the Montana State game will be honored for the Nov. 17 game with the Lumberjacks. The remaining allotment of student tickets will be available for pickup on Monday, Nov. 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Gill Coliseum.

Northern Arizona is a Division I-AA school from Flagstaff, Ariz., and is a member of the Big Sky Conference.

Oregon State's revised schedule for the remainder of the 2001 season (all times Pacific):

Sept. 22  ByeSEPT. 29  UCLA *                    CORVALLIS            12:30 P.M.Oct. 6    at Washington State *     Pullman, Wash.       2:00 p.m.OCT. 13   ARIZONA *                 CORVALLIS            7:15 P.M.Oct. 20   at Arizona State *        Tempe, Ariz.         7:00 p.m.OCT. 27   CALIFORNIA *              CORVALLIS            TBANov. 3    at Southern California *  Los Angeles, Calif.  12:30 p.m.NOV. 10   WASHINGTON *              CORVALLIS            TBANOV. 17   NORTHERN ARIZONA          CORVALLIS            TBANov. 24   ByeDec. 1    at Oregon *               Eugene, Ore.         1:30 p.m.* - Pacific-10 Conference game
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