The football game between the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators has been postponed indefinitely. The postponement is due to Hurricane Matthew which is expected to make landfall in central Florida as a category 4 hurricane.
There is expected to be significant damage to the area as a result of the hurricane and the natural disaster may make field conditions unplayable.
“The timing of this storm on a Friday and the uncertainly of its aftermath in the ensuing days make it particularly difficult to project the conditions for the remainder of the weekend as well as the opportunity for travel of teams and fans to or from Gainesville and other cities in Florida,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement.
Alternative sites for the game were explored but due to a lack of resources and facilities, postponement was deemed the only viable option.
This postponement is the first to come in a weekend that will likely experience several more games delayed or cancelled altogether. Florida and LSU will look to reschedule this game later in the season, though because neither team shares a bye week, that seems unlikely.
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