Heavy Snow Forecast for RPI-Ithaca Football Game
The RPI Football Team will take on Ithaca College at '86 Field in the NCAA Division III Football Quarterfinals at noon on Saturday. The National Weather Service forecast posted this morning says:
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST SUNDAY...
SNOW WILL BE OCCASIONALLY HEAVY TODAY. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE
TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING TO SNOW SHOWERS TOWARD DAYBREAK SUNDAY.
SNOWFALL WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 2 FEET IN THE BERKSHIRES...SOUTHERN
TACONICS AND LITCHFIELD HILLS...TO 8 TO 16 INCHES IN THE BALANCE OF
EASTERN NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW ENGLAND. BRISK WIND GUSTING UP TO
30 MILES AN HOUR OVER THE HILLS AND MOUNTAINS WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING
AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW.
It will be interesting to see how extreme weather like this affects the gameplan for both teams.
A few interesting articles were published about the football team this week. The Times Union published an article on Friday about how far football at RPI has come since the 43-game winless streak ended in 1965. D3football.com published an article by Mark Simon about the Cochran family tradition of playing football at Rensselaer. Six of seven Cochran brothers from Kent, Washington have attended RPI and played football.