By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
September 7, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Saturday's contest between Florida State and Louisiana-Monroe has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
The game was previously moved up to a noon start time earlier in the week.
All other athletics events for the weekend are also cancelled by FSU, the university said in a tweet.
ALL FSU ATHLETICS EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND ARE CANCELLED INCLUDING SATURDAY’S FOOTBALL GAME. Info: https://t.co/LxTBNwNzSa for— Florida State Univ. (@floridastate) September 8, 2017
It is unknown at this time if the game will be made up.
By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 6, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- This weekend's Florida State vs. University of Louisiana at Monroe football game at Doak Campbell Stadium has been moved up due to Hurricane Irma.
The Noles and their Saturday opponent ULM have moved up kickoff time in Tallahassee from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. due to the threat of this hazardous storm.
Multiple teams in the ACC have already taken precautionary measures to avoid even the preliminary dangers of Irma. Division rival Miami has cancelled their Saturday game against Arkansas State, and does not plan to reschedule.
Seminoles.com reports that all parking lots surrounding Doak Campbell Stadium will open at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, and stadium gates will open for entrance at 10 a.m., two hours prior to kickoff.
FSU President John Thrasher has made sure to consult with multiple state agencies and consider the best options heading into Saturday. Thrasher explains, “The earlier start will give ULM the opportunity to travel safely after the game, and provide many of our fans a chance to come to the game and return home in time to make any necessary preparations.”
For now, the University has not cancelled any classes, but continues to actively monitor the progression of Irma. If any changes are to be made, they will be posted at www.alerts.fsu.edu, and text messages will be sent to all students to ensure everyone is up to date with the University.
Raycom Sports will televise the game through the ACC Network. Raycom Sports will also be working through the end of this week to maximize clearances for stations at the new kickoff time. Stay with WCTV.tv or updates on the FSU-ULM game.