McNeese is celebrating Homecoming this week, but it looks like things will get cut short as the university has learned that it will not be hosting its Homecoming Game on Saturday. Here is the official release from Matt Bonnette with McNeese:

McNeese's homecoming football game against Northwestern State has been canceled due to the NSU football program cancelling the remainder of its season following the sudden passing of team member Ronnie Caldwell.

"It's unfortunate that we announce the cancellation of our upcoming homecoming football game against Northwestern State this Saturday," said Heath Schroyer, McNeese Director of Athletics. "This decision was made by Northwestern State's leadership, who recently decided to cancel its season due to the tragic passing of their teammate, Ronnie Caldwell. We want to express our deepest condolences to Ronnie's family and the entire Northwestern State community during this difficult time. We know this news will bring disappointment to our team and our fans, however, we support NSU's decision. Our thoughts and prayers are with NSU as it navigates this heartbreaking situation.

"We support (Northwestern State) President Jones' decision," said McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel. "I know this wasn't an easy one but it's one that's in the best interest of the Demon football program. Our hearts go out to them."

McNeese will go on with its homecoming parade tonight (Thursday) and the Friday Night Cowboy Block Party featuring LA Roxx. Homecoming festivities will be paused after the block party and will resume with the presentation of the Homecoming Court, Senior Day and Teacher Appreciation on November 11, when the Cowboys host HCU in the home finale.

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