Tulane cancels September game vs. Georgia Tech

January 24, 2014 

Georgia Tech is in search for a football game for the 2014 season.

The Jackets, whose schedule was announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference earlier this week, was told by Tulane that it would be opting out of its four-game contract with the Jackets.

The teams were scheduled to play in Tulane's new stadium on Sept. 6. Tulane officials are concerned that Yulman Stadium may not be ready.

The schools tried to find a date later in the season, but could not come to an agreement.

"We are extremely disappointed that Tulane has decided to cancel the four-game series with Georgia Tech, beginning with our game in New Orleans next fall," Yellow Jacket senior associate athletic director Ryan Bamford said. "The timing of Tulane's decision (after the ACC schedule was released earlier this week) is especially tough for us."

Tulane will have to pay a cancellation fee, but neither side disclosed the amount on Friday.

Georgia Tech said it hopes to announce a replacement as early as next week.

"While this news comes very late in the scheduling calendar, we will do everything in our power to get a quality replacement for the upcoming season," Bamford said.

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