"Two days before St. Paul's College was supposed to open the 2009 football season, the Tigers canceled Saturday's contest with West Virginia Wesleyan. The reason, West Virginia Wesleyan athletic director Ken Tyler said Friday, was a lack of equipment.To be fair to Simon Fraser, the players' shorts and T-shirts were first-rate. Sorry, could not resist.
" ... Tyler said St. Paul's AD Leroy Bacote called him with the news Thursday, less than 24 hours before the Wesleyan team was scheduled to travel 341 miles to play the game in South Hill, Va.
"Division II St. Paul's had ordered helmets and pads -- but the shipment hadn't arrived yet.
"... Tyler said he asked Bacote how the team practiced without helmets and pads and was told the players did calisthenics in shorts and T-shirts."
Football: NCAA D2 team cancels game for lack of equipment
Simon Fraser has a two-possession lead over UBC early in the fourth quarter of its final season opener in Canada West. Meantime, did you hear about the NCAA Division II team which had to cancel its season opener because it did not have any equipment?