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Utah State football: Hawaii facing flight delay after LAX shooting

Published November 1, 2013 11:59 am

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The Hawaii football team, scheduled to play a Saturday afternoon game at Utah State, has been delayed by the shooting in the Los Angeles International Airport.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the Rainbow Warriors scheduled charter flight at 1 p.m. MST was re-routed elsewhere after the airport was locked down because of the shooting. The team is now apparently going to fly into Salt Lake City late tonight, then bus to Logan, arriving early Saturday morning.

Officials from both schools and the Mountain West Conference are attempting to get the 2 p.m. kickoff moved back, but the game's television broadcaster — the CBS Sports Network — may not allow it.

The Rainbow Warriors (0-7) flew to Los Angeles on Thursday night, starting a 10-day road trip that will take them from Utah this week to Maryland next week to face Navy. According to reports, one person — a TSA officer — was killed in Friday's LAX shooting. The suspect was wounded and is hospitalized.