With Hurricane Matthew devastating the East Coast of the United States, the sports world isn’t taking any chances. Many college football games have been postponed until the storm passes, so see which matches have been delayed because of this deadly weather.
South Carolina State Vs. Bethune Cookman was postponed, as was Albany State’s game at Charleston Southern, according to SB Nation. Charlotte’s game at Florida Atlantic University was “tentatively rescheduled” for Oct. 9 at noon, while Louisiana State University’s showdown with Florida was postponed (and likely cancelled.)
Normally, when sports fans are talking about college football and “hurricanes,” they’re talking about the University of Miami Hurricanes. The ‘canes are supposed to take on their in-state rivals, the Florida State Seminoles. This is a major matchup so Miami doesn’t want to reschedule it
“We are hopeful that the impact of Hurricane Matthew will be minimal,” Blake James, athletic director for Miami, said in a statement, “and the game between the Hurricanes and Seminoles will be played as planned.”
Instead of rescheduling the Oct. 8 game for Sunday, the meeting between the UMass Minutemen and Old Dominion was bumped up to Oct. 7. Thankfully, they’re playing at S.B Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia, where the weather is still okay. Looks like these two teams are trying to sneak in the game before Matthew makes his way up north.
The Georgia Bulldogs were supposed to face the South Carolina Gamecocks at the Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina on Oct. 7, but this showdown between these two SEC superstars has been scheduled for Oct. 8 at 2:30 PM ET. The Tulane Green Wave were supposed to take on the University of Central Florida Knights, but that game has been pushed way back to Nov. 5, the only open date for both teams.
Virginia Tech’s game at North Carolina is, at the moment, still on as scheduled. As is the East Carolina University’s game at the University of South Florida. Syracuse at Wake Forest will continued as planned, as will Michigan’s game at Rutgers in New Jersey. This could all change, depending on where Hurricane Matthew goes. Fingers crossed that no more games are ruined and that everyone comes out of this, safe and sound.
Were you expecting to watch any of these games, HollywoodLifers? Do you think these teams and schools are making the right choice in postponing the games?