Hurricane Florence: Sporting events affected by the massive storm

The projected path for Hurricane Florence remained in flux Wednesday, and college and professional sports leagues and teams continued to monitor the storm ahead of upcoming games.

A string of college football games were canceled Tuesday, including three that involved top-25 teams, while others were rescheduled. And Wednesday brought more uncertainty. 

Here’s where things stand in the sports world as Florence, a Category 4 storm, nears. (All times Eastern.)

College football

Georgia Southern at No. 2 Clemson: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. 

No changes. Clemson said in a statement that it is monitoring the situation.

East Carolina at No. 11 Virginia Tech: CANCELED 

ECU announced it would not travel but hopes to reschedule the game.

No. 15 West Virginia at North Carolina State: CANCELED

NC State announced Monday that it was suspending classes from 5 p.m. Wednesday through 5 p.m. Sunday.

No. 18 Central Florida at North Carolina: CANCELED 

UCF said on Twitter it is “unlikely” the game will be rescheduled in 2018.

Boston College at Wake Forest: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

Will kick off two hours earlier, as opposed to the previously-scheduled 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Campbell at Coastal Carolina: Wednesday, 2 p.m. 

Moved up from previously-scheduled Saturday date.

Charleston Southern at The Citadel: POSTPONED

Will be played Nov. 29 — as long as neither has qualified for the FCS playoffs.

Lehigh at Navy: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

No changes.

Marshall at South Carolina: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

No changes. South Carolina canceled classes beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and the athletic department said in a statement that it is monitoring the forecast.

Norfolk State at Liberty: POSTPONED

Will now be played Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.

North Carolina Central at South Carolina State: POSTPONED 

Will be played on Nov. 24.

Ohio at Virginia: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.

Relocated to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Kickoff time moved from original 3 p.m. start.

Old Dominion at Charlotte: Thursday, 4 p.m.

The game was previously scheduled for Saturday but moved up more than 48 hours.

Robert Morris at James Madison: Thursday, 7 p.m. 

Was originally scheduled for Saturday but moved to ensure it could be played.

Southern Miss at Appalachian State: CANCELED

Appalachian State said in a press release that the two schools are “exploring options to reschedule the game.”

Temple at Maryland: Saturday, Noon

No changes. Maryland said in a statement that it is “closely monitoring” the situation.

Tennessee State at Hampton: CANCELED

It is immediately unclear if/when a makeup game will be played.


No Major League Baseball games have been postponed or canceled due to the storm thus far. Here are some of the games that could be affected, depending on the path of Florence.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Chicago Cubs at Washington*, 4:05 p.m. 
Oakland at Baltimore*, 7:05 p.m. 
Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. 
Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. 

Friday, Sept. 14

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. 
Miami at Philadelphia*, 7:05 p.m. 
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees*, 7:05 p.m. 
N.Y. Mets at Boston, 7:10 p.m. 
Washington at Atlanta*, 7:35 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 15

Washington at Atlanta*, 1:05 p.m. 
N.Y. Mets at Boston, 4:05 p.m. 
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees*, 4:05 p.m. 
Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. 
Miami at Philadelphia*, 7:05 p.m. 

Sunday, Sept. 16

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. 
N.Y. Mets at Boston, 1:05 p.m. 
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees*, 1:05 p.m. 
Miami at Philadelphia*, 1:35 p.m. 
Washington at Atlanta*, 1:35 p.m. 

*- games with playoff implications

Minor League Baseball

International League: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) at Durham (N.C.)

This three-game series from Thursday through Saturday has been moved to PNC Field in Scranton. 


No games have been rescheduled or canceled due to Hurricane Florence as of Wednesday morning. NFL Network reported Tuesday that the Carolina Panthers, who are scheduled to play at Atlanta at 1 p.m. on Sunday, were exploring multiple options ahead of the storm’s arrival, including traveling to Atlanta early.

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