ODU Season Opener 2017 (Photo by Mike Caudill/recruit757)
In an effort to avoid Hurricane Florence, several college football games have moved or been canceled
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
There have been a lot of cancellations and schedule changes in college football for this weekend with Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina and South Carolina. Quite a few games have been moved to Thursday, where football fans can get an unusual late week helping of gridiron action.
Games moving to Thursday:
Old Dominion at Charlotte, 4 p.m.
Boston College at Wake Forest, 5:30 p.m.
Robert Morris at James Madison, 7 p.m.
East Carolina at Virginia Tech
West Virginia at North Carolina State
Marshall at South Carolina
Norfolk State at Liberty (rescheduled for December 1)
Central Florida at North Carolina
North Carolina Central at South Carolina State (rescheduled for November 24)
Tennessee State at Hampton University
Charleston Southern at The Citadel (rescheduled for November 29 as long as neither team is in the FCS playoff)
Still on for Saturday:
Middle Tennessee at Georgia, 12:00 p.m.
Georgia Southern at Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
LSU at Auburn, 3:30 p.m.
Southern Miss at Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m
Ohio at Virginia, 4:30 p.m. (moved to Vanderbilt University in Nashville)
Old Dominion Athletic Director Wood Selig commented on their game with Charlotte, which made it necessary for the Monarchs to leave days earlier and game plan in a short week.
“On behalf of our Old Dominion football program, I want to thank Mike Hill and the Charlotte administration for keeping the safety of our student athletes and fans paramount while working with the league and other officials to ensure this conference match up could be maintained despite challenging and changing inclement weather predictions,” said Dr. Selig.
ODU has started the season with two losses, and a win against Charlotte would right the ship for the Monarchs. Next week, ODU will host Virginia Tech in perhaps the biggest game ever at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
Clemson is set to play Saturday in spite of the weather, and the Tigers are undefeated coming into the weekend.
On Wednesday, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney commented on the game day plans for his team’s contest vs. Georgia Southern.
“I don’t know what the weather is going to be. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are in the path of this monster,” said the coach. “We have players who are impacted by it and we’re going to do everything we can to help them and their families…. Our job is to get ready and we will be ready.”
– Andy Hilton