CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The opening home football game for Oregon State University against Nicholls State has been postponed due to Hurricane Isaac, and fans and business owners in Corvallis are disappointed.
“It was a chance for us to get a good game under our belt,” said OSU junior Danny Gorton at the campus book store on Thursday. “”And after last season, it was pretty difficult to take.”
Other Beaver fans in the OSU book store and around Corvallis told KVAL News they understand postponing the game—severe weather—but are bummed out all the same.
"They're kind of upset,” said Ryan Terwilliger, another fan shopping at the book store on Thursday. “But I just hope that we can still play against them sometime."
So far, no reschedule date has been set for the game.
“We were going to be open Saturday,” said Kim Marchesi, the owner of Local Boyz Hawaiian Café in Corvallis on Thursday. “But we’re not going to now.”
In years past, Marchesi said she and her husband close their family-owned restaurant down for the Labor Day weekend. But last year, the Beavers’ first home game was held on the same weekend, so Marchesi opened up for business.
"And we decided to see how it worked and it worked real well,” said Marchesi. “The kids that were working were glad to get an extra day's pay."
Marchesi said she is disappointed she will not be able to rake in the home game dollars on Saturday, but says she understands.
"But, that's the way it goes, and I'm just glad that everyone is safe there,” she added.