Teams move start time up for Hornets

Updated: October 29, 2004, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- A Tulane-Louisville football game that was postponed Sept. 18 because of the threat of Hurricane Ivan has been formally reset for Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the Louisiana Superdome.

All tickets sold for the Sept. 18 football game will be honored Dec. 4, Tulane officials announced Friday.

As Ivan approached the Gulf Coast in mid-September, Conference USA and both schools agreed to postpone the game until the end of the regular season.

While Dec. 4 was an early option, it became complicated by the fact the New Orleans Hornets of the NBA also have a home game that night in the New Orleans Arena. The arena is connected to the Superdome complex and uses the same parking garages.

Tulane and Louisville originally had scheduled their game for 6 p.m., but moved it to the early afternoon so as not to conflict with basketball.

"After reviewing the different schedules, from the teams, to the Superdome, to what else is going on in the city that week and that day, we determined that this date and time would work the best for everyone involved," Tulane athletic Director Rick Dickson said.

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