No Changes Made to Auburn vs. Clemson Start Time
Jarrett Stidham rushes towards the end zone in week one's game with Georgia Southern.
(Photo: Auburn Athletics/Todd Van Emst)
Due to the projected path of Hurricane Irma, many college football games originally scheduled to be played in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina have either changed locations, changed start times, or have been cancelled altogether.
Is Auburn's battle with Clemson in South Carolina in jeopardy? As of now, no. This according to a tweet sent by the Clemson Athletic Department Thursday morning.
While the game is still on as scheduled, fans who plan on attending the game in Clemson should continue to monitor the path of the storm says Don Strength, a weather expert based in Cleveland, Georgia.
"The path of Irma is still extremely questionable beyond Friday, it's all in "the turn," says Strength of the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma's projected path. "All interest in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolina's should prepare and be very vigilant."
As of the time this article was published, Birmingham's Legion Field will host two football games that were originally scheduled to be hosted by schools close to the Atlantic Ocean. Florida International will now play Alcorn State on Friday night at 6 P.M. central, while Georgia Southern will play their second game in the state of Alabama in as many weeks on Saturday, when they host New Hampshire for a 3 P.M. central kick.
According to FBSchedules.com, Florida and Florida State have moved the kickoff times of their home games to noon eastern, to allow the visiting teams (ULM-Florida State, and Northern Colorado-Florida) to leave the state before Irma strikes land. Miami's game with Arkansas State, scheduled to be played in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has been cancelled due to travel concerns once the game concludes. So far, eight games have been affected by Hurricane Irma's projected path.