Hurricane Matthew: College Football, More Sports Events Rescheduled

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The forecast path of Hurricane Matthew, posted by the National Weather Service early Wednesday. (Twitter/NWS)

Hurricane Matthew, which is now a Categroy 4 storm, is expected to make landfall in Florida late Thursday and is already forcing colleges and universities to reschedule college football games. The Sunday NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans that was scheduled to be played in Miami could be moved to Nashville.

Below are some of the events that have already been changed. We will continue to update this post.

Titans-Dolphins Game

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday during his radio show that there was a “slight chance” that the game could be moved to Nashville. “There’s been some discussion because of” the storm, he said. The Dolphins haven’t made any decisions yet.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty around what will happen in the next few days, and we’re watching it very closely. We’ll be prepared to react however we need to when we have more information,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel told the Miami Herald.

However, the Dolphins told The Sun Sentinel that they have not had discussions about moving the game. Meanwhile, the NFL said it was too early to make a decision on relocating the game.

The Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium is also hosting the Miami-Florida State college game Saturday night.

College Football Games

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UCF is one of the schools forced to postpone a game this weekend because of Hurricane Matthew. (Getty)

The University of Central Florida postponed its game against Tulane. It was moved from Friday to Saturday, November 5. Tickets already purchased for the game will be honored on the new date. notes that both Albany State vs. Charleston Southern and Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State College were postponed as well.

The Saturday game between Georgia and South Carolina is in trouble. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that she “can’t imagine” the game happening. However, it’s up to the SEC and USC to decide. The game is currently scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The University of Florida and the SEC have decided to postpone this weekend’s game against LSU. The game will be rescheduled for later in the season if possible.

Other Events

The rest of the Florida Instructional League baseball season has been cancelled. That means that Tim Tebow is heading to the Arizona Fall League to continue his development under contract to the Mets.

A preseason game between the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightening and the Florida Panthers was cancelled.

The Sun Sentinel reports that the Miami Heat decided to move their practices to Houston ahead of a Saturday preseason game against the Timberwolves in Kansas City. The team is working out at the Rockets’ facility, since the Rockets are currently in China. On Tuesday, the Heat will have their home preseason opener against the Nets.