Florida State followed the trend of universities across the state late Thursday evening when it became official that weekend’s matchup between the Seminoles and the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
The game, originally slated for a 7 pm start Saturday was moved up to a 12 pm start time before Thursday’s reported cancellation.
At this time, there’s no word if efforts to reschedule the game are in effect.
Irma, a category-five hurricane set to make landfall in South Florida Sunday morning, caused the Florida Gators to cancel their home games this weekend as well in an effort to avoid further clogging up the already crowded roadways throughout the state as many residents evacuate.
In addition to UF and FSU, Miami and South Florida’s away games this weekend have been cancelled.
The matchup with the Warhawks was slated to serve as a warmup of sorts for true freshman quarterback James Blackman after he was thrust into the starting spot with Deondre Francois’ season-ending injury last week.
Blackman’s first start now falls next weekend against Miami, a much tougher introduction than this weekend’s matchup would have been.
That is, if that game is still played. Miami has already shut down its classes and football practices in preparation for what could be devastating damage. The game may be scheduled to take place in Tallahassee, but it’s possible the game could be rescheduled for October 7th, which just happens to be both teams’ bye week.
ALL FSU ATHLETICS EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND ARE CANCELLED INCLUDING SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL GAME. Info: https://t.co/LxTBNwNzSa for— Florida State Univ. (@floridastate) September 8, 2017