Florida has announced that Saturday’s home football game against LSU will not be cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew. Instead, the game will go ahead as planned on Saturday at noon.
That decision has come despite the fact that Matthew’s path is slated to pass over the area surrounding Gainesville, late Friday when it is still at Category 4 strength. Matthew could leave a massive trail of destruction in its wake if that projection holds true:
I’m not a meteorologist, but this doesn’t seem like the most well-considered, safe plan.
As things stand now, LSU will have to fly to Florida either Thursday or Friday, play the game in the wake of a massive hurricane and possibly ride out its after-effects before returning to Baton Rouge. Anyone else think it might be a good idea to just cancel this thing and reschedule it?
In the above statement, Florida seems adamant that the game not be moved. A final update will be made on the game Thursday at 1 p.m. ET, but it seems like the university is set on playing.