A lot of people are probably wishing they were part of the entourage accompanying Northeastern Oklahoma A&Mís men for their trip to Yuma, Ariz., for the Wells Fargo Classic.
Thatís because the Norsemen and Commerce are the only ones playing today, the result of the wintry weather that has gripped the area since last week.
Commerceís games at Baxter Springs, Kan., were still on as of 9:30 p.m. Monday night, according to athletic director Rusty Barker.
The girlsí game will tip at 6 p.m. followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m. JV games will be played simultaneously in Baxterís auxiliary gymnasium.
Among the casualties today were the Grove-Miami, Bluejacket-Fairland, Wyandotte-Welch and Quapaw-Afton basketball games as well as Miamiís wrestling tri at Bentonville, Ark.
A number of middle school/junior high games on Monday also were wiped out.
No makeup dates for any of the events have been set.
The Quapaw-Afton games were to have been part of Coaches vs. Cancer activities at Afton.
Lady Eagle coach Ike Mustain said the event will be rescheduled.
The forecast for the remainder of the week isnít very encouraging.
Thereís a 50 percent chance of additional snowfall on Wednesday and temperatures will remain bitterly cold.
The low on Thursday night is minus-1 and on Friday, the mercury could go as low as minus-5.
Afton is scheduled to travel to Morrison for the Mike Kerr Classic beginning Thursday.
The Eagles face Pawnee at 12:20 p.m. while the girls meet Garber at 1:40 p.m.
Fridayís schedule includes Jay at Miami, Wyandotte at Fairland, White Oak at Bluejacket and Quapaw at Welch.
Also on Friday, Northeastern A&Mís men are scheduled to play Allen County, Kan., at 9 a.m. in the Jayhawk Shoot-Out at Coffeyville, Kan.
The women battle Allen County in the 9 p.m. nightcap on Friday.