Hurricane Ike Closes Schools

Colleges in Louisiana and Texas evacuate students; football games are moved, rescheduled, or canceled.

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Hurricane Ike is slated to be one of Texas's most devastating storms in four decades, and school closings and game cancellations abound.

College closings in Louisiana:

  • McNeese State University in Lake Charles
  • Nicholls State University in Thibodaux
  • Lamar University in Beaumont
  • In Texas:

    • Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches
    • Rice University
    • Texas Southern University
    • All University of Houston campuses
    • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    • Brazosport College in Lake Jackson
    • Prairie View A&M University
    • San Jacinto College Central in Pasadena
    • Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
    • Del Mar College in Corpus Christi
    • Texas A&M University at Kingsville
    • Although Austin is more than 200 miles from the coast, Texas postponed its game against Arkansas until Sept. 27. McNeese State canceled its game against. Cal Poly. Prairie View A&M's game against Sam Houston State was canceled.

      Stephen F. Austin canceled its game against Kentucky Wesleyan. Oklahoma State vs. Missouri State and Texas Christian vs. Stanford were moved to earlier starts on Saturday. Baylor will play Washington State at home Friday night instead of Saturday.

      Houston's home game against Air Force will be played at Southern Methodist's campus in Dallas.