Well, the Gannon Hoops world spun off its axis today when the university launched a press release saying, "The Glenville State Men's Basketball Tip-off Classic scheduled for Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th has been cancelled due to several teams with budget constrictions. The host school announced the decision Monday afternoon."
I'll dig into this more -- Is Gannon one of the teams with the budget shortage? I swear I was going to send in my booster club donation later this week! -- and let you know if the school is allowed to share anything publicly. I also want to find out if these two games will be made up in a different form later this season, though I don't see any obvious gaps in the Gannon schedule. And even if they are made up, there's no stopping Gannon from starting PSAC play Nov. 19 (at West Chester) without any games under its belt.
I don't recall anything like this happening before on the college level. I've seen it with an occasional summer rec league games and once for a grade school tournament, but never in NCAA play.
Updated 11/7/16 8:38 PM: Gannon SID Dan Teliski quickly emailed me back just now to say, “Gannon was not one of the programs with budget issues. We are disappointed we are not able compete in the Glenville State Tip-Off Classic, but the lack of teams made tournament officials cancel the event. We respect the decision of those teams who elected not to play and the tournament director’s decision to cancel the event. Unfortunately, the notice is just too late for us to find any replacement teams. Luckily, these were two additional games we were playing on top of the normal 26 games allowed by NCAA rules. The two additional games are allowed if they are part of regional challenges.”