Sept. 24, 2004 wire reports

NORMAL, Ill. -- Hurricane Jeanne forced the postponement of Saturday's football game between Illinois State and Florida Atlantic.

A makeup date was not announced Friday.

The hurricane is expected to reach Florida's east coast by Sunday. Florida Atlantic is in Fort Lauderdale.

"Florida Atlantic is in the process of closing its university today, while the governor has asked for evacuation in the Fort Lauderdale area," Illinois State senior athletic director Larry Lyons said. "With these prominent actions taking place, it didn't make a whole lot of sense for us to try to fly in there and play on Saturday."

The next game for Illinois State is Oct. 2 against Indiana State.

The Associated Press News Service

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