UCF-Tulane game postponed due to Hurricane Matthew

Ryan Bass and Bobby Deskins discuss the forecast at Hurricane Matthew approaches.

The threat of Hurricane Matthew has forced UCF to postpone its Friday night football game against Tulane, the school confirmed Wednesday morning.

UCF and Tulane share an open date on Nov. 5, which is now the scheduled make-up date.

"Taking into account all the latest projections for Hurricane Matthew, we have to keep the safety of everyone involved in these events at the forefront of our decision-making," UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Danny White said in a release. "We appreciate our friends at Tulane and Houston understanding and working with us through this situation. Commissioner Mike Aresco and the American Athletic Conference staff have been very helpful as well."

UCF said any tickets purchased to Friday's game for Oct. 7 will be honored on Nov. 5. Kickoff time and any television broadcast information will come at a later date.

Florida vs. LSU, Saturday 12 p.m.

A decision on Florida's home game Saturday at noon with LSU will be announced after 5 p.m. Wednesday, when the latest advisory on Hurricane Matthew is released.

Thursday's soccer game against Georgia was pushed up to 4 p.m., while Friday's "Gator Golf Day" has been canceled. 

USF vs. ECU, Saturday 12 p.m.

Hurricane Matthew will not affect the status of five USF athletic events this weekend, including Saturday's noon football game with ECU, which will be played as scheduled.

In a release, the school said it's monitoring the storm and will make changes later this week, if warranted.

Miami vs. FSU, Saturday 8 p.m.

As of Wednesday afternoon, FSU will play Miami in football Saturday night, as scheduled. 


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