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Florence Is A Game Changer

Ohio-Virginia game relocated due to Florence

September 11, 2018 - 4:41 pm
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence's impact on college football:

 

Virginia is moving its football game against Ohio to Nashville, Tennessee due to Hurricane Florence's approach.

Cavaliers athletic director Carla Williams says safety is the top priority in the decision. Relocating the game also will allow emergency personnel in the Charlottesville, Virginia area to focus on regional needs brought by the hurricane.

The Cavaliers (1-1) will face Ohio (1-0) on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Stadium. Admission will be free.  Catch live coverage of the game starting at 3:30pm at Richmond's Home of the Hoos, Newsradio 1140 WRVA and 96.1 FM.

East Carolina, meanwhile,  has cancelled its game against Virginia Tech.

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Several schools in Virginia and South Carolina aren't waiting to adjust their schedules with Hurricane Florence looming.

In South Carolina, Charleston Southern's game at The Citadel on Saturday in Charleston has been postponed to Nov. 29 — as long as neither has qualified for the FCS playoffs.

In Virginia, James Madison has moved its home opener against Robert Morris from Saturday to Thursday night to get ahead of the storm. William & Mary has canceled events from Friday through Sunday, including its football opener against Elon on Saturday.

In addition, Hampton is postponing all athletics events from Friday through Tuesday, including Saturday's football game against Tennessee State. Neither school announced a date for the games to be played.