Hurricane Issac is pounding the city of New Orleans, but the severe weather is not expected to delay or postpone Saturday's season opener between the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Tulane Green Wave, Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti told the Star Ledger's Tim Luicci Wednesday evening.
A final update on the situation should come later tonight, around 9 p.m. ET, but so far there's no indication that the 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdowme is in jeopardy.
"I've been talking to Rick pretty frequently," Pernetti said. "I spoke to him just a little while ago and as of right now nothing has changed. Rick and I did talk about how it would be important to have a decision -- if something is going to change -- as soon as possible. But they've got all hands on deck between the Superdome and the energy company down and the city and the hotels. They feel comfortable right now with where they are.
According to nola.com, Issac has not caused any major interior or exterior damage to the Superdome.
"Overall, we seemed to fair very well," Thornton said. "Nothing that can't be repaired pretty quickly or that will prevent us from playing the Tulane game this weekend."
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