With that said, Oxford's movement of the Girls game to Saturday from Friday to the times of 2:00 PM and the boys now at 6:00 PM were done on purpose. However, those who set the times though was not from anyone from Oxford. The MHSAA set those times.
Everyone knows how involved I am in Oxford sports, and complaints have been made that Oxford is trying to get "double the money" from the two games played on the same day by making the fans pay for the girls game which is $7, clear them out of the gym and then pay for the boys game which is the same price. There are a few things you should know before you blindly make an accusation against Oxford:
One: Oxford does not get one dime from the admissions cost. The MHSAA - because they are playoff games - gets all the profit. The only money Oxford gets is to offset the costs to run the games (workers, referee fees, etc...).
Two: The MHSAA sets those times up, not Oxford or any other school for that matter. The schools though do try to pick the day if they cannot do it on the scheduled date or if they are playing the same school, such as Clarksdale who both could come over here anyways, that the games can be done.
Three: The games were supposed to be on two separate days anyways, thus the reason you were supposed to pay two separate times. Oxford girls was supposed to play Friday, but that is now impossible thanks to the first round game that still hasn't been completed and won't be until Friday night when they finally do play.
Four: Winter weather has forced this hand. Oxford girls can no longer play on Friday because Clarksdale and Lanier have not been able to complete their game. The game Oxford is waiting on so that they know their opponent has been pushed back three times all due to hazardous traveling conditions. The first postponement was to Wednesday from Monday because Tuesday there wouldn't be enough available referees. From Wednesday to Thursday and now to Friday because of this current winter storm making the roads awful. The second round girls game was supposed to be played Friday, but that is now impossible to play because the game before it still hasn't been played.
Five: Unless we want to play Sunday, the boys game can't be pushed back any further. The quarterfinal rounds of the playoffs begin Monday at Jackson State University.
So tell me, what do you expect Oxford to do? There are no other options and must follow the rules set by the MHSAA who gets all the profit into their greedy little hands.