ATHENS — The University of Georgia announced on Thursday that its football game against Middle Tennessee has been moved up to a noon kickoff. The game was originally scheduled for 7:15pm Saturday.
Statement from University of Georgia Athletic Association:
After extensive evaluation involving the uncertainty of weather conditions on the east coast, and consideration of all constituencies involved including fans, support staff, and law enforcement, the Saturday Georgia-Middle Tennessee State game has been moved from 7:15 p.m. to a 12 noon kickoff in Sanford Stadium.
The game will be televised on ESPN News and will stream live on the ESPN app.
The University of Georgia encourages fans to support disaster relief efforts through the Red Cross by texting “REDCROSS’ to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or going online to: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-florence-donations.html/
The Georgia-Middle Tennessee game can be heard on radio on WSB 95.5 FM and 750 AM. It was originally scheduled for a 7:15 p.m. kickoff.
Hurricane Florence is a Category 2 hurricane at the time of this publication (9 a.m., Thursday). The most recent forecasts project winds topping 80 mph to hit the Carolina coastlines late Thursday night, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (2-0) are coming off a 41-17 victory over South Carolina in Columbia last Saturday.
The Gamecocks, along with several other teams in the Carolinas along with Virginia, have canceled, moved or postponed games in anticipation of the impending severe weather.
Georgia plays at Missouri next Saturday in a game scheduled to start at noon and be televised by ESPN.
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