Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina Head Coach Will Muschamp said Thursday night his team's game against Georgia this weekend will be played on Sunday because of the effects of Hurricane Matthew.
The school later announced that the game would be played at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and will air on the SEC Network.
The game was originally scheduled to take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
“Due to the potential impact of the hurricane on Columbia and the surrounding area, it is in the best interest of safety to play the game on Sunday rather than Saturday night,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “I appreciate the cooperation of the schools who worked closely to make the appropriate operational adjustments in order to accommodate this change in the schedule.”
Hurricane Matthew is forecasted to bring heavy rain to the coast and central interior of South Carolina late Friday and all day Saturday.
This is the second college football game to be impacted by Matthew. Earlier in the day, the LSU vs. Florida game scheduled to take place in Gainesville, Florida was postponed. Officials with the SEC and both schools said they would try to reschedule the game at a later date if possible.
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