The Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association”s Football Fireup, scheduled to be held before the UW-Madison/Western Kentucky football game Sept. 15, has been called off.
The football game has been cancelled, along with all other University of Wisconsin athletic events scheduled through Sunday.
“Out of respect for the people who lost their lives in the tragedies this week, the University has decided to suspend all athletic competitions for the remainder of the weekend,” UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley said. “Our entire University family extends it sympathies to the victims and their families and friends who were affected by these tragic events.”
Efforts will be made to reschedule as many of the athletic events as possible, according to UW-Madison Athletic Department officials. Organizers will attempt to reschedule the Football Fire-Up for a future game, according to CALS assistant dean Rick Daluge. Information on refunds and rescheduling will be released as it becomes available.