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UCF-Memphis moved to Friday, other teams monitoring Hurricane Irma

A photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday. Irma grew into a Category 5 storm early Monday. [NASA via The New York Times]

A photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday. Irma grew into a Category 5 storm early Monday. [NASA via The New York Times]

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Hurricane Irma has caused UCF to move up its home game against Memphis. The Knights will play Friday night at 6:30.

"The best option for ensuring this game is played is to move it to Friday night," athletic director Danny White said in a statement. "With travel considerations, we had to make that decision today. I thank the University of Memphis and the American Athletic Conference for working with us to keep safety our top priority while finding a way to play this game."

The state's other schools are all monitoring the hurricane but have not yet made decisions about their games. 

Florida is scheduled to host Northern Colorado at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Gators famously had to reschedule last season's LSU game because of Hurricane Matthew.

Gators spokesman Steve McClain said the program is also keeping the SEC updated. 

The Seminoles host Louisiana-Monroe at 7 p.m. and are still in wait-and-see mode.

"At this time we are monitoring Irma's projected path," Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox said.

Miami is on the road, with a non-conference game at Arkansas State planned for 3:30 Saturday.

"We are monitoring Hurricane Irma, and right now it is too early to make any determination in regards to our scheduled events this week," athletic director Blake James said. "We are working through all possible scenarios, and obviously any decision we make will be in the best interests, safety and well-being of our staff, coaches, student-athletes and their families."

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 2:38pm]

    

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