MCPHERSON, Kan. - Tabor College and McPherson College have canceled their upcoming football game as an investigation continues into the beating death of a Tabor player.
The schools have announced that the Oct. 20 game is being canceled to honor the memory of Brandon Brown, 26, who died in September after being found beaten on a McPherson street.
Two former McPherson football players, Alton Franklin and DeQuinte Flournoy, have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in Brown's death. Both are 19. Their preliminary hearing has been moved to Oct. 29.
A joint statement from the presidents of both colleges said the cancellation would also respect the ongoing criminal investigation. The schools are planning several events in the coming year to help students deal with Brown's death and to develop harmony between the two campuses.