Rutgers were scheduled to kick off their season against Temple on Thursday 1 September. However, due to Storm Ida, the Rutgers football game has bene cancelled and moved to a new date. Here’s the latest

Confirmed: Rutgers football game cancelled

On Thursday 1 September, Rutgers were scheduled to kickoff their season opener against Temple.

The Rutgers-Temple college football game was scheduled for 6:30 pm at SHI Stadium in Piscataway.

However, early on Thursday, NJ Advance Media confirmed the game had been cancelled.

They report that the the Scarlet Knights will face the Owls on Saturday at a time that’s still to be decided.

The cancellation of the game comes after Tropical Storm Ida wreaked havoc on the Middlesex County area and beyond.

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People react to the news

All tickets for the game had reportedly sold out, with a crowd of around 50,000 expected for the game.

People took to Twitter after hearing the news to share their reaction.

The latest on Storm Ida

BBC reports that at least nine people have already died after flash flooding and tornadoes hit the north-eastern US.

States of emergency were declared in New York and New Jersey as the Storm Ida continued to batter the region.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a “historic weather event”.

Sky News reports that the city suffered its wettest hour on record.

Over 80mm of rain fell in Central Park in the space of 60 minutes.

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