TAMPA — In an effort to salvage its weather-battered league schedule, the American Athletic Conference on Thursday announced a litany of changes to its slate, including the rescheduling of several USF games.
The tweaks allow the Bulls' game at Connecticut, originally scheduled for last weekend but called off due to Hurricane Irma, to be played Nov. 4 in East Hartford. The USF-Houston game, originally set for Nov. 4 at Raymond James Stadium, will be Oct. 8 instead.
The USF-Cincinnati game, initially set for Oct. 28 in Tampa, moves to Oct. 14, when the Bulls were set to host Massachusetts for their homecoming.
That game moves to either 2022 or '23. USF still will play UMass next season.
"We are determined to do what is necessary to play a full conference schedule to determine a true conference champion," USF athletic director Mark Harlan said in a school news release.
The rest of the Bulls' schedule remains unchanged. Information on how the changes affect season-ticket holders, parking and single-game purchases can be found on USF's official football website.
In other scheduling changes for the league, Memphis and UCF will make up a game originally scheduled for last Saturday on Sept. 30. To do so, Memphis canceled its game at Georgia State, and UCF will not play a home game scheduled against Maine.
MIAMI HITTING THE ROAD: When No. 17 Miami goes back to work next week, the Hurricanes will be heading out of Coral Gables. The Hurricanes said they will practice in Orlando when the team reconvenes from a nearly two-week break caused by Hurricane Irma and its impact on the South Florida area. The Hurricanes host Toledo on Sept. 23 and are expected to be in Orlando for the bulk of the week leading up to that game. Miami has not practiced since Sept. 5 because of the storm.
'GAMEDAY' HEADING TO APPLE: ESPN's College GameDay will broadcast from Times Square on Sept. 23, the first time the pregame road show travels to New York. The network said the show will highlight New York's college football history and "modern-day fandom." It will be the 81st location in 25 years for the show that visits mostly college campuses for the week's big game. That Saturday is light on big games: No. 6 Washington at Colorado; No. 1 Alabama at Vanderbilt; No. 4 Penn State at Iowa. The GameDay set will be located between 43rd and 44th streets. ESPN said the set will be constructed two days before and taken down immediately after the show.
FORMER HOOSIER ARREST: Former Indiana receiver Camion Patrick is one of four men facing criminal homicide charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old in Tennessee. Alcoa, Tenn., police said that Patrick had been taken into custody by Indiana University police and will remain in Indiana pending an extradition hearing. Patrick, a 22-year-old from Knoxville, was charged along with Isaiah Wright of Harriman, Tenn. Keshawn Lonnell Hopewell and Itiq Tivone Green already were charged with criminal homicide Aug. 3 in connection with the July 25 death of Caleb Thomas Radford of Maryville, Tenn. Police said Radford had "multiple stab wounds."
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Information from Times wires was used in this report.