UNC-UCF, NC State-West Virginia Football Games Cancelled Due To Hurricane Florence, Other Games Rescheduled
Hurricane Florence has become such a dangerous storm that it has forced several college football games to be rescheduled or cancelled.
As of Tuesday morning, Florence was still labeled as a Category 4 storm — after starting out as a Category 3 hurricane in the Carolinas last week — although the National Hurricane Center said it could potentially turn into a Category 5 disaster later this week.
#Florence could produce life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding & significant river flooding over portions of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states from late this week into early next week. Graphic via @NWSWPC, and the full advisory is at https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/0bQAIiBMKZ
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 11, 2018
Last year, dozens of storms including Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida destroyed many homes and left many Americans destitute.
Since Florence began its course, evacuations and emergency safety measures have been implemented in many Mid-Atlantic states like the Carolinas and Virginia.
On Tuesday, Wake Forest announced that its Thursday night home matchup against Boston College would be rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. EST from 7:30 p.m. due to the imminent storm. ESPN is still set to broadcast the game.
Other colleges and universities have also postponed or changed the location of their football games or other athletic activities this week because of the hurricane. Virginia was scheduled to host Ohio on Saturday, although that game will now be held at Vanderbilt’s stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
William & Mary’s home game against Elon, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed to an unspecified date. Duke is still set to play at Baylor in Waco, Texas on Thursday.