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Hurricane Matthew Forces Postponement of LSU-Florida Game

University of Florida
Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 12:48:10-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The LSU-Florida football game scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of Hurricane Matthew.

The universities and the Southeastern Conference will work to reschedule the game later in the season, if possible.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey says "it became clear that the University of Florida could neither host nor travel to a game this weekend considering the circumstances."

Sankey says "the developments of the hurricane in the last 24 hours, the projected magnitude of its impact and the unknown aftermath of this storm have resulted in this decision to seek another date to play the LSU-Florida game. We have to be sensitive to the possible imminent disruption to the state of Florida and in particular the Gainesville and surrounding area."

A potential makeup date could be Nov. 19, but that would require both schools canceling nonconference games. No. 18 Florida hosts Presbyterian, and LSU hosts South Alabama.

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