Gophers-Michigan State game delayed because of lightning strike in area
October 14, 2017 — 7:05pm
Saturday night's start of the Gophers-Michigan State game at TCF Bank Stadium has been delayed because of a lightning strike in the area. Fans were instructed to move to the concourse. The delay came just as the marching band was to start the national anthem.
Protocol is to wait 30 minutes after the last lightning strike before restarting a game.
The delay is the second in as many weeks for the Gophers, whose game at Purdue last week was delayed 88 minutes because of a thunderstorm.
Megan Ryan is a sports reporter at the Star Tribune covering college sports, including Gophers football and hockey. Ryan covered Minnesota United FC during its first two years of existence. She previously spent two years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering Penn State football, Robert Morris basketball and high school sports. Email Megan to talk about the Gophers.