BEMIDJI, Minn. – Due to cold temperatures in Bemidji, Minn., the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader at BSU Baseball Field scheduled for today between Bemidji State University and Winona State University has been canceled. The game time temperature was forecasted to be 32 degrees with a real feel of 20 degrees and winds at 20 miles per hour, according to weather.com.
Per league policy, an NSIC contest is not recommended to be started if the “feels like temperature” is at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
NSIC Cold Weather Game Day Policy
“It is recommended that all conference games will not be started if the “feels like temperature” is at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The official source for the “feels like temperature” is www.weather.com. The game may still be played if both coaches are in agreement, but the “feels like temperature” is not reached. Once a game is started, the umpire-in-chief along with the on-site administrator will be the judge as to the suspension, resumption or termination of the play due to poor weather.”
The Warriors (12-15, 9-6 NSIC) swept the conference double dip Saturday, winning 5-2 and 16-0 to drop the Beavers’ record to 13-12 overall and 7-5 in NSIC play.
Bemidji State now turns its attention to a road doubleheader at No. 3 Minnesota State University, Mankato April 15. The conference twin bill is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. in Mankato, Minn.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).