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Spencer Parlier | | August 30, 2019

How Hurricane Dorian will affect college sports this weekend

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As September approaches so does the height of hurricane season. Some college sporting events are quickly adapting to dangerous Hurricane Dorian, which could reach category four status before it makes landfall on the east coast of Florida.

Here are the events that have been impacted because of the storm, as of Friday afternoon (all times are ET). This story will be updated if more games are moved or cancelled.

Florida State vs. Boise State (FBS) - moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee and bumped up to noon

The Broncos, who were supposed to play their season opener in Jacksonville, Florida, will now head into the heart of FSU country to take on their opponent, as officials decided to move the game away from the east coast to avoid any complications from Hurricane Dorian. The game was also moved up from a 7 p.m. kickoff to a noon kickoff. FSU versus Boise State was originally supposed to air on ESPN, but because of the time change, it will now air on ESPNews. 

Stetson vs. Presbyterian (FCS) - Cancelled 

Two teams who had their games cancelled due to Hurricane Florence last year have another hurricane cancellation this year. In a statement released by Stetson University, the cancellation was made with the consideration of the safety of student-athletes, staff, fans and anyone in the travel-party from Presbyterian. The university also said that sporting events scheduled later in the week — women's and men's soccer matches and the football game next Saturday — will be determined based on the fallout from the storm. 

Jacksonville vs. USC Upstate (Men's Soccer) - Postponed and relocated to Spartanburg, SC

Jacksonville versus USC Upstate was supposed to take place in Jacksonville on September 1st. It will now be bumped to the day after and moved up the east coast to USC Upstate's campus. The match will be played on Monday, September 2nd at 7 p.m.

North Florida vs. Marist (Men's Soccer) - Cancelled

Although North Florida plans to host and play USC Upstate on Friday, August 30th, the second opening match of the weekend, against Marist, has been cancelled. Both Jacksonville University and North Florida are taking extra precautions when it comes to Dorian.

Miami vs. Jacksonville (Women's Soccer) - Cancelled 

Hurricane Dorian has forced the Hurricanes to make a few adjustments across a couple sports this weekend. The Canes' match against Jacksonville on Sunday, September 1st has been cancelled, per the University of Miami. The Hurricanes did play Florida Atlantic on Thursday.

Miami vs. Missouri (Volleyball) - Moved from Puerto Rico to Coral Gables and bumped up to Friday

Miami and Missouri were supposed to play in Puerto Rico as part of the Puerto Rico Classic — an early season Labor Day weekend tournament — but due to the territory's vicinity to Hurricane Dorian, the University of Miami announced that the match will take place back in Coral Gables. The match has also been moved from Saturday to Friday and will take place at 7 p.m. 

Florida Atlantic vs. St. Bonaventure (Men's Soccer) - Cancelled 

Although Florida Atlantic's men's soccer team will be able to kick off their season Friday night against James Madison, their second home match of the season, originally scheduled for Sunday against St. Bonaventure, has been cancelled. The Florida Atlantic athletic department announced Friday that all athletic events taking place Saturday and Sunday will be cancelled because of the dangers of Hurricane Dorian. 

Florida Atlantic Invitational (Volleyball) - Saturday Matches Cancelled 

Matches between Florida Atlantic-Niagara and Stetson-Grambling State have been cancelled in preparation for Hurricane Dorian. FAU's athletic department decided to allow Friday matches to take place but cancelled the following day's matches. FAU beat Grambling State 3-0 earlier in the day on Friday, and plans to take on Stetson on Friday at 7 p.m. Niagara fell to Stetson 3-0 Friday afternoon, and plan to play Grambling State Friday night, also at 7. 

South Florida vs. Ohio State (Women's Soccer) - Cancelled 

The match between South Florida and Ohio State, which was supposed to take place Sunday evening in Tampa has been cancelled. The No. 21 Bulls have started the season 2-1, with wins over Auburn and St. Leo but a loss to Florida. The match against Ohio State has been cancelled and a makeup one has not yet been scheduled. USF will travel to UTSA on Friday, Sept. 6th for their next match against Rice. 

Florida International vs. James Madison (Men's Soccer) - Match bumped up from Sunday to Saturday

Florida International's match against James Madison was supposed to take place Sunday evening, but due to the potential of inclement weather from Hurricane Dorian, the match got bumped to Saturday. FIU takes on St. Bonaventure Friday night at 7 p.m. and will play James Madison the following night, also at 7. 

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