BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The UB football team’s Saturday home game against Akron has been postponed indefinitely due to the major snowstorm hitting Western New York. And if the contest gets canceled, it could open a championship path for the Bulls.

The Mid-American Conference announced Saturday that the game will not be played this weekend, and a decision about rescheduling will be made at a later date.

“Despite the best efforts of all involved, it is not feasible to play the football game between Akron and Buffalo on Sunday,” MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said. “The game has been postponed indefinitely. The safety of the student-athletes and fans is paramount.  We want to be respectful of the efforts of the emergency service personnel in the Buffalo area who are working to assist those in need.”

UB (5-5, 4-2) needs one more win for bowl eligibility and is third in the MAC East standings behind Ohio (8-3, 6-1) and Bowling Green (6-5, 5-2). Ohio plays at Bowling Green on Tuesday, and the Bulls host Kent State (4-7, 3-4) next Saturday.

If the UB-Akron game can’t be rescheduled, the MAC will use its uneven games tiebreaker policy to determine division champions. That could result in UB winning the East division and advancing to the MAC championship game if Bowling Green beats Ohio. UB would gain the tiebreaker with a win against Kent State, which has beaten both Bowling Green and Ohio.

UB’s women’s basketball home opener against Princeton scheduled for Saturday has been canceled and will not be made up. The Bulls will play Mercyhurst at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

UB is not the only local college that has canceled athletics events this weekend. You can see the full list of postponements and cancelations here.


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