Sports aren’t at the forefront for many Floridians as Hurricane Irma approaches the state. The massive storm as become a seemingly unending drama, with it’s inevitable landfall on the sunshine state remaining unclear until the final moments. F
or the decision makers in the ACC, the uncertainty is what ultimately led to the likely rescheduling of a prominent conference game, according to a report on the Tallahassee Democrat.
The Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles are likely to have their game moved to Oct. 7. Both teams have that day available on their schedule, and the relatively short distance between the universities makes it a fairly straightforward game to move elsewhere in the season.
Neither team would want the game canceled altogether.
Miami had it’s game against Arkansas State canceled early in the week. In kind, the Seminoles tilt against the Louisiana-Monroe was postponed as well. Neither game is going to be made up. T
he matchup between the bitter rivals was expected to be next, slated to kick off on Sept. 16.
“Throughout the state of Florida and the needs that are there, these kinds of events put in perspective where football lies,” ACC commissioner John Swofford told ESPN earlier this week. “As important as football is to all of us, it really pales in comparison when you’re talking about life-threatening events and the ramifications of something like this hurricane.
Officials are uncertain how much damage will be caused by the storm, and the undertaking of making accommodations on a moments notice was enough to move the game to another point in the season.
Miami will next face Toledo on Sept. 23. Florida State will make their first appearance since being handled by Alabama against the NC State Wolfpack on the same day.