It will not be made up this season. Therefore, it was wise to take advantage of it so both Florida teams can focus on their safety and that of their families.
As the tropical storm approaches Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida, airlines including Delta DAL, +3.38% JetBlue JBLU, -1.62% and Frontier FTR, +1.31% are capping costs of flights so that people can evacuate safely.
Mandatory evacuations have been issued in two Florida counties: Monroe County and Miami-Dade County's Zones A and B. Monroe covers the Florida Keys, while Miami-Dade's Zones A and B include Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. That game is scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be shown on ABC.
"The decision to cancel these athletic contests is hard, especially as some are scheduled to take place away from Miami", James said.
While the football season is not the most important thing in a situation like this, the Dolphins will proceed and nearly certainly play the Chargers as scheduled. The Panthers are expected to take the ice for the first practice of the season on September 14.
State is "frustrated" by decision.
However, the Miami Hurricanes game Saturday at Arkansas State has been canceled and not rescheduled.
ASU AD Terry Mohajir "exhausted every effort" to get UM to visit, James said.
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College football teams like Florida and Florida State moved up Saturday start times, and the Miami Hurricanes canceled their game altogether to avoid traveling during the storm. It is expected to make landfall in South Florida between Friday night and Monday and has already devastated several small islands in the Caribbean.
Getting to Arkansas for the game would not be the problem for Miami.
"We're open to anything", Cutler said.
"I want to thank all of our opponents for their cooperation and understanding".
"It definitely worries you and it kind of takes your mind off the game a little bit", catcher J.T. Realmuto said of the forecast. "All we can do is get prepared for this game, and when it comes, it comes".
JetBlue and other airlines have also begun allowing passengers to change flights free of charge on many routes to Florida departing in the coming days.
They're scheduled to play in East Hartford, Connecticut, well out of Hurricane Irma's path.