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Lafayette Athletic Events Suspended Through Sunday

Sept. 13, 2001

EASTON, Pa. ( - In the wake of Tuesday's tragic events in New York City, Washington D.C. and Somerset County, Pa., Lafayette has cancelled or postponed all intercollegiate athletic events in which it was scheduled to participate through Sunday, Sept. 16.

"This is the right decision for Lafayette to make out of respect, sympathy and support for members of our community," said Lafayette President Arthur Rothkopf. "It is an appropriate way for us to show our respect for those throughout the nation who are so tragically affected by this week's unprecedented events."

"Lafayette has chosen to continue to hold classes because we believe this is an appropriate forum for discussion as this national tragedy evolves," added Rothkopf. "We held a campus vigil on Tuesday evening and expect to hold forums on campus to help students, faculty and staff deal with these terrible events. We are fully supportive of our nation's leaders as they seek to deal with the aftermath of the tragedy that has occurred."

The decision, which affects Saturday night's Lafayette at Princeton football game and all other home and away contests this weekend, was made by College leadership this morning.

While an attempt will be made to reschedule as many postponed events as possible, no make-up dates have been announced at this time.

Those who hold tickets to Lafayette intercollegiate events affected by this decision should hold onto those tickets and await further information regarding refunds or exchanges involving rescheduling or cancellations.

The following Lafayette athletic events have been postponed or cancelled:

Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Field Hockey: at Rider
Women's Tennis: at St. Joseph's

Wednesday, September 12, 2001
No events scheduled.

Thursday, September 13, 2001
Women's Tennis: at Monmouth

Friday, September 14, 2001
Women's Soccer: at Marist
Volleyball: at Drexel Tournament

Saturday, September 15, 2001
Men's & Women's Cross Country: at Fordham Invitational
Field Hockey: vs. American
Football: at Princeton
Men's Soccer: at Binghamton
Men's Tennis: at Towson
Women's Tennis: at Towson
Volleyball: at Drexel Tournament

Sunday, September 16, 2001
No events scheduled.