March 16, 2006
The start of the Belmont-UCLA game at Cox Arena in San Diego, originally set for 3:55 p.m. central time, has been delayed to 5:35 p.m., due to a morning bomb scare at the arena, which is located on the campus of San Diego State University. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that, after a security sweep found a suspicious package, Fire Department bomb technicians using a robot determined the package to be harmless, but the delay left an estimated 2,000 people waiting outside the gates until the “all clear” was sounded about 11:15 a.m. Fans were allowed into the area about 45 minutes later.
Amanda Wheeler of the University Marketing & Communications office and editor of Belmont's Circle magazine, traveling with the Belmont contingent in San Diego, reports, "Everyone from Belmont (team included) is fine, we're all just waiting at the hotel. I'll call as soon as we get another report. ... The team's just ready to play! But obviously they are going to delay everything until it's safe."HOME
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