Florida State Seminoles

Florida State considering moving up home opener due to Hurricane Irma

(Icon Sportswire)


Mother nature is already causing havoc to the sport scheduling world in the state of Florida, with state and school officials scrambling to figure out what to do with major events this weekend as Hurricane Irma approaches. Right now the storm is a Category 5 and has several tracks showing it could make land fall in the Florida Keys overnight Saturday and head north after. Florida State is considering moving their home opener on Saturday vs. Louisiana Monroe from 7pm to 12:15pm to be safe.

The storm has already has forced  the Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Miami Dolphins game at Hard Rock Stadium to be rescheduled to a date to be named later.  

UCF which had their game scheduled for Saturday has moved their game against Memphis to Friday. 

Florida Governor Rick Scott  has already declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties despite it being only Tuesday. Right now this powerful storm is bringing back tough memories especially in South Florida of Hurricane Andrew which was also a Category 5, which flattened huge swaths of Homestead and Cutler Ridge in 1992.

A final decision on what FSU will do is likely to be announced on Wednesday. At this point they are mulling their options to try to make sure people are out of harms way.

We will keep you updated as soon as the decisions are made.

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