NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State and Eastern Illinois have jointly announced that this year's Mid-America Classic will be not be played. The game, which was scheduled for Sept. 12 at Hancock Stadium in Normal, was to be the 109th meeting between the two in-state rivals. With the cancellation, Illinois State will not be playing any non-conference football contests this fall.
The last time the two programs did not meet during the season for the Mid-America Classic was during the 2001 season, when the annual contest was canceled due to the 9/11 tragedy.
Earlier today the Ohio Valley Conference, in which Eastern Illinois plays football, postponed fall sports competition with the hope of teams participating in a spring conference schedule.