Sunday, September 23, 2018
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UGA won't impinge on hotel needs

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said Friday that he needed assurance no evacuees from Hurricane Matthew would be displaced before an agreement was reached to move the Bulldogs' game at South Carolina from today to Sunday.

The agreement was struck Thursday night in a conference call including administrators from USC, Georgia and the SEC.

McGarity said South Carolina has offered Georgia on-campus lodging the team plans to use tonight. For McGarity, that was crucial: "The key thing was hotel rooms (in Columbia)," he said. "We did not want to be in the position of having anything to do with displacing evacuees."

McGarity said he offered to host the game at Georgia and said "everything was on the table" in discussions this week, including possibly canceling. The SEC postponed the LSU-Florida game scheduled in Gainesville. "The difference is Columbia will have some wind and some rain but nothing of the magnitude they're going to experience in Gainesville," McGarity said.

No. 3 Clemson 56, BC 10: Deshaun Watson threw four TD passes and helped clear the way for Wayne Gallman's 59-yard scoring run with a block for the host Tigers (6-0, 3-0 ACC). The Eagles (3-3, 0-3) lost their 11th consecutive conference game.

B-CU game moves: Bethune-Cookman's game at South Carolina State, postponed from today in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, was moved to Nov. 26.

Nebraska: Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey will wait to meet with Gov. Pete Ricketts to discuss his decision to kneel during the national anthem. A Ricketts spokesman said the governor's office was told Rose-Ivey wants to have the meeting after the season.

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