The University of Arizona has postponed this afternoon's scheduled game between the Wildcats and the Stanford Cardinal. The postponement comes in the wake of the tragic shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others this morning.
"The University feels the game should be delayed with deep respect to the victims and families impacted by this tragedy," Arizona athletics director Greg Byrne said.
Byrne noted that UA's normal security forces for a game have heavy involvement with the shooting incident which took place in northwest Tucson.
The game will be played at 12:30 p.m. MST Sunday in McKale Center. Television plans have not been determined. The game, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, was to be broadcast on KWBA-58 in Tucson and FS Arizona elsewhere in the state.
On behalf of SB Nation Arizona, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this senseless act of violence. Certainly in times like this sports takes a back seat.