Despite a report on Friday by the San Diego Union Tribune that November 9th's Battle on the Midway between the Syracuse Orange and San Diego St. Aztecs, the schools and Fox Sports announced later in the day that the game will go on as scheduled. Breathe easy, those of you who spent $4,999 on a ticket.
Syracuse, San Diego State, FOX Sports San Diego and the USS Midway confirmed today the Battle on the Midway will be played on Friday, Nov. 9, aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego. The game is set for a 5 p.m. PT start and will be televised nationally by FOX Sports Net.
"FOX Sports San Diego is committed to ensuring the game takes place as scheduled," said Henry S. Ford, Sr. Vice President and General Manager. "We're happy to work with San Diego State and Syracuse to make Battle on the Midway a first-class event here in San Diego and an outstanding telecast to our national audiences."
"We continue to look forward and are truly excited about the upcoming opportunity for our team to play on The Midway in our honor of our U.S. service people," said Syracuse Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Gross. "We believe the event will be special and respectful."
The game is set for a 5 p.m. PT start and will be televised nationally by FOX Sports Net. Dick Enberg, Steve Kerr and Erin Andrews will be the television crew.