"We're monitoring it," he said. "We've had discussions with our facilities people. We're doing everything in our power to play the game, yet obviously, be sensitive to the weather and the safety of our student-athletes. We have extra people there to help clear the field to stay up and ahead of the snow to try to get that field cleared. We just don't know what's coming in. We're just going to monitor reports as they come in, but our facilities people do a really good job. So I know we'll be on top of it."
Tillman, a Corning, N.Y. native and former coach at Harvard, joked that he's never seen or heard so much media coverage or talk about an impending storm as he has this week, but he conceded that if the current projected models come to fruition, a difficult decision will have to be made.
“I have great faith in our facilities people, but I do realize that there’s the TV people that have schedules, there’s people traveling to the game,” Tillman said of the contest, which is the debut of
If the game is called off, trying to reschedule it could be just as tricky. Neither team could make up the game on a Saturday or Sunday, which would leave open the possibility of another midweek date. But with the Terps meeting Atlantic Coast Conference rivals on March 23 and 30 and the Retrievers tangling with America East foes on March 30 and April 6, 13, 19 and 27, one team would likely have to break up a week of preparation for a league opponent with a non-conference contest.