As massive Hurricane Irma continues to churn in the Atlantic Ocean, one Florida school has decided to move up their planned home game this weekend and the others are monitoring.
UCF will now play its American Conference home opener with Memphis on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. instead of Saturday. The Knights and AAC office in Providence made the decision Tuesday afternoon to expedite the game being played a day earlier. This, as the forecast for Irma continues to show a strong possibility that it will greatly impact Florida by the weekend.
As of Tuesday afternoon the University of Florida had not made a change on playing it’s Saturday night home game with Northern Colorado at 7:30 p.m. Any decision on moving or potentially cancelling that game would be between the two schools alone, as it’s not a conference game.
The same situation exists in the panhandle, where FSU is monitoring Irma ,while readying to play Saturday night with UL-Monroe. Same scenario, as it’s a non conference game, it would potentially be up to FSU and the opponent about moving the game. However, because Tallahassee is farther North and West in the state, it likely can host the game and the visiting Warhawks can easily get out before the storm would be relevant.
USF is on the road at UConn Saturday afternoon and likewise, Miami is visiting Arkansas State on Saturday.
Stay with us for more updates on possible game movements and postponements, etc.