Hurricane Florence's projected path.

Virginia and the Carolinas appear to be in significant danger from Hurricane Florence, upgraded to a category 4 hurricane Monday. According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane-force winds could make landfall as soon as Wednesday night, and a wide area centered on Virginia and North and South Carolina faces dangers from winds and flooding. That’s already having a drastic effect on scheduled college football games, and there may be more to come. First, the projected map:

Football Scoop has a thorough list of the major college football games that could possibly be affected by this. Here are some that have already been changed or cancelled and of their planned or actual broadcasters):

Wednesday, Sept. 13: Campbell at Coastal Carolina; originally scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to 2 p.m. ET Wednesday at Campbell. Originally set for ESPN3, no word on if that’s changed.

Thursday, Sept. 14:

Boston College at Wake Forest: moved up from 7:30 p.m. ET to 5:30 p.m. ET, still on ESPN.

Robert Morris at James Madison (Madizone HD Sportsnet streaming): moved from Saturday to Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.

Saturday, Sept. 16: 

Georgia Southern at No. 2 Clemson (originally set for 3:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2): moved up to noon Eastern on ESPNU

Middle Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia (originally set for 7:15 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2): moved up to noon Eastern on ESPNEWS.

Ohio at Virginia (ACC Network Extra): moved to Nashville, 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

No. 18 UCF at North Carolina (ESPNU): canceled, makeup TBD.

East Carolina at No. 13 Virginia Tech (ACC Network): canceled, makeup TBD.

No. 14 West Virginia at NC State (ESPNU): canceled, makeup TBD.

UNC-Pembroke at Catawba College (YouTube): permanently canceled.

Tennessee State-Hampton (ESPN+): postponed.

Norfolk State at Liberty (ESPN3): rescheduled to Dec. 1.

Elon at William & Mary (Cox Yurview): canceled, makeup TBD.

Marshall at South Carolina (ESPNU): canceled, makeup TBD.

We’ll update this post as more information comes in. Meanwhile, some, like CBS’ Danny Kanell, are already complaining about these games being cancelled:

Kanell got thoroughly dunked on for that one:

We’ll see if anyone else drops hurricane takes, too.

[Football Scoop]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.

1 thought on “Hurricane Florence has led to numerous college football games being moved or canceled, impacting TV lineup as well

  1. The problem is not that these games get canceled it is that they never get a chance to make them up. I hate seeing these games not made up like the UN Akron game week one it could have been played at 10 am on Sunday they should have played it. They need a buffer week to be able make up games. That is why the championship games should be played the week we play Army Navy and first week of December is set aside for all make up games due to weather.

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