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.
Randy Johnson has been covering college football in one form or another since the early 1990s. He was the Star Tribune’s main college football editor on the copy desk for nearly two decades before returning to reporting in August 2017 as the beat writer for Gophers football. Randy has covered a Rose Bowl (Joe Paterno’s 1994 Penn State team), and he covered a John Gutekunst-coached Gophers team that missed out on the 1990 Weed-Eater Bowl. Email Randy to talk about the Gophers.
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