Saturday, February 28, 2015

Temple game delayed more than an hour

The Temple vs. Akron Mid-American Conference opener was delayed an hour and 19 minutes due to four lightning strikes within six miles of InfoCision Stadium.

Temple game delayed more than an hour

The Temple vs. Akron Mid-American Conference opener  was delayed an hour and 19 minutes due to four lightning strikes within six miles of InfoCision Stadium.

By rule, the game must be delayed for 30 minutes after the final lightning strike.  The first strike occured at 6:25 p.m. and the last one came around 7:11 p.m.  As a result, the game will resume around 7:41 p.m.

When it resumed, the Owls began their second offensive possession at their 24-yard line. 

- Keith Pompey

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About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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