As Hurricane Irma is tracking its way through the Atlantic Ocean with a projected weekend landfall in Florida, schools are adjusting their Week 2 college schedules to allow fans and students to prepare for the storm.
As schools make announcements, we’ll update this post with the latest for each of the FBS programs in the projected path of the storm.
Miami: The Hurricanes’ road game at Arkansas State has been canceled with no plans to make up the contest as the teams do not share an off week later in the season. The University of Miami has canceled classes for the rest of the week and Mark Richt has released his players to seek safety from the storm.
FIU: The home opener against Alcorn State has been postponed indefinitely. School officials are looking into alternate options, but announced the game will not be held on Saturday as scheduled.
Florida: The athletic department announced that it is working with university and government officials to monitor the path of Hurricane Irma, but at this time there has been change to the Gators’ home opener against Northern Colorado on Saturday night (7:30 p.m. ET). Coach Jim MacElwain has given up its usual team hotel for those seeking evacuation from the storm. A source told CBS Sports to expect Florida to move its kickoff to noon ET on Saturday.
“Our officials and people in the city and obviously the state are going through some things right now as far as playing the game and that kind of thing,” McElwain said Wednesday on the SEC teleconference. “As a team we’ve already given up our home hotel for people that are in need of shelter as this moves forward. Ultimately it really bears out that we’re concerned about families, people in the state of Florida and obviously in this region.”
USF: Playing away this weekend at UConn in its conference opener, USF has not announced any changes to the schedule.