As Hurricane Matthew continues to gain moment, there are growing concerns over the impact the storm could have on college football games scheduled for the east coast. One game immediately in jeopardy is the UGA-South Carolina clash in Columbia.
On Tuesday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley addressed the media and said she “can’t imagine” the game going on as planned Saturday night.
SC Governor Nikki Haley "can't imagine" South Carolina and Georgia playing Saturday night in Columbia.
— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) October 4, 2016
The Gamecocks have also issued a statement on the storm.
— Gamecock Athletics (@GamecocksOnline) October 4, 2016
Conventional wisdom would say to move the game to Athens, which would likely be the alternate scenario if Hurricane Matthew forces a change, but for now everyone appears to be content waiting to see if the storm alters its course.
Currently, Saturday night’s game between the Bulldogs and Gamecocks is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Williams-Brice Stadium on the SEC Network.