FSU confirms kickoff time for Miami game on Saturday

By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 5, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Tropical Storm Nate, is stirring up scheduling concerns again for FSU football set to host Miami Saturday afternoon.

Athletic Director Stan Wilcox announced Thursday afternoon, based on the latest forecast, FSU and Miami will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon as planned.

FSU students say they weren't going to let the weather stop them. As long as the game is still on, so are they.

FSU fans have been waiting for this match-up, and they're ready for the Miami game, regardless of start time or weather conditions.

FSU student Meredith Bass said, "I'm excited about this game. It's a big game. I really hope it doesn't rain because it'll mess up my outfit. But, I've sat through a game in the rain before. It's not the best, but anything for my 'Noles."

FSU student Hayden Hall said, "I"m excited about going to the game. Do I think we're going to win? I don't know, but I'm optimistic. We're not worried about a hurricane. We've survived one last year, we can survive another."

What may keep a lot students away from the game is not having a ticket. Many say they were sold out before they had a chance to get one.

The ones with tickets are gearing up for the 3:30 p.m. match-up, even if that means packing a poncho for the game.

By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 5, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Despite concerns earlier in the week about impending tropical weather impacting the Florida State game against Miami this weekend, FSU has confirmed the game will be played, as planned, with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

FSU's Athletic Director Stan Wilcox noted that the decision to keep the kickoff time was kept after looking at the 2:30 p.m. weather update.

The Noles and Hurricanes were supposed to play on September 16, but was postponed and moved due to Hurricane Irma.

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