The impending arrival of Hurricane Florence is causing changes to the college football schedule.
- Coastal Carolina’s game against Campbell, originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon at CCU’s home stadium in Conway, South Carolina, was moved to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell’s Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
- Liberty‘s game against Norfolk State has been moved from Saturday to Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., provided Norfolk State does not make the FCS playoffs.
- Wake Forest’s Thursday night game against Boston College in Winston-Salem has been moved up to 5:30 p.m. The game was initially scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
- UCF‘s trip to North Carolina has been canceled.
- NC State‘s game against West Virginia in Raleigh “will not be played this weekend.” In a press release, NC State left an opening for a possible rescheduling.
- Virginia moved its home game against Ohio to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville. The game will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET.
- Virginia Tech‘s home game against East Carolina has been canceled. Due to “significant imminent safety concerns,” ECU decided it would not make the trip to Blacksburg.
- Charlotte‘s home game against Old Dominion has been moved from Saturday to Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.
- Appalachian State‘s home game against Southern Miss will not be played. Both schools are “exploring options to reschedule the game.”
- Clemson‘s home game on Saturday against Georgia Southern has been moved from 3:30 p.m. to noon.
- South Carolina‘s home game against Marshall has been canceled. South Carolina “will look for an opportunity to play a 12th regular season game later this season,” the school said.
- Georgia‘s home game against Middle Tennessee State has been moved to Noon from 7:15 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN News.
Other games could be affected as the storm travels inland. On top of that, as we saw last season with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, storms can wreak havoc on the travel plans for college football programs.
“With the approach of Hurricane Florence, the NCAA has encouraged member schools to take appropriate action to support the health, safety and well-being of any impacted prospects, current student-athletes and their families,” the NCAA said in a statement.