Hurricane Matthew: No changes (yet) to Florida-LSU, Miami-Florida State games
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday's Florida-LSU and Miami-Florida State games are still scheduled to go on as planned, despite Hurricane Matthew.
UF said in a statement that it is working closely with local, state and university officials to monitor the path of the hurricane. A final decision on Saturday's noon game against the Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will be made by 1 p.m. Thursday. The game, contrary to some rumors, will not be moved out of Gainesville.
"Obviously well aware of what could happen and the preparation for that," Gators coach Jim McElwain said earlier Wednesday. "It's one of those deals that whatever happens will obviously be the best for the campus, the state of Florida, first responders, all those type of things, but right now, we're planning to go ahead with whatever the plans were."
The Miami-FSU game at Hard Rock Stadium is still on for 8 p.m., but the universities and ACC are keeping tabs on the storm. The Seminoles will likely wait until Friday to head to Miami instead of leaving Thursday night as originally planned, coach Jimbo Fisher said.
"We are monitoring Hurricane Matthew, and are in constant contact with stadium personnel," UM athletic director Blake James said in a statement. "We are hopeful that the impact of Hurricane Matthew will be minimal and the game between the Hurricanes and Seminoles will be played as planned."