LSU reportedly offered Florida multiple options to get their game in this weekend, including playing it on Sunday. The Gators rebuffed that tack, as well as others, leading that game to be “postponed.”
Another SEC game, though, isn’t shying away from encroaching on the NFL’s hallowed day-of-rest grounds.
On his radio show Thursday night, Will Muschamp revealed that the Georgia-South Carolina game originally scheduled for Saturday will instead be played Sunday. The particulars of exactly when are still to be worked out, although the where is firm — in Columbia, as originally scheduled.
“It’s definitely going forward,” Muschamp said. “The game time has not been decided. We’re working with the University of Georgia, the Southeastern Conference and the SEC Network for a kick time.”
Because of the potential impact of Hurricane Matthew on her state, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley has already informed the university that state resources, including troopers, would not be at the athletic department’s disposal if the game was played this weekend. Contingency plans, though, involving other local law enforcement resources, including two county sheriff’s departments and the campus police department, are already in place.
This would be the second FBS game moved to Sunday because of Matthew. Earlier Thursday, FAU announced that its game against Charlotte, scheduled for a 3:30 kickoff Saturday, has been tentatively rescheduled for Sunday at noon.
UPDATED 9:29 p.m. ET: It’s been confirmed by all parties involved that the Georgia-South Carolina game will be played Sunday in Columbia at 2:30 p.m. ET. The contest will be televised on the SEC Network.