Hurricane Michael impacting Big Bend athletics

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By: WCTV Eyewitness Sports
October 8, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall this week, and it's already affecting athletics of all levels in the Big Bend.

Florida State

The FSU football team was scheduled to practice both Tuesday and Wednesday, while taking the rest of the week off for their bye. Due to campus closures, the Noles will still practice early Tuesday morning but will no longer be on the field Wednesday. FSU will resume game-week activities beginning next Monday.

The Seminoles baseball program will also be impacted by the storm, as the Garnet and Gold game that was set to be played on Friday has been postponed.

FSU is slated to continue their fall schedule on Monday against the Ontario Blue Jays.

Florida A&M

The Rattlers aren’t taking any chances as Michael approaches. FAMU travels to face North Carolina A&T this Saturday and will leave Tuesday to avoid weather concerns and travel delays. The Rattlers have said they’re searching for facilities to practice at for the remained of the week. Clemson, Willie Simmons’ alma mater, remains a viable option for the team. FAMU till take on the Aggies Saturday at 1 p.m.

Big Bend High School

Leon County, Wakulla County and several others in the Big Bend have cancelled all athletic activities beginning Tuesday thru Friday. What remains to be seen, will football still be played Friday night? Some schools have already cancelled this week's game and others have announced postponements with makeup dates. is reporting Franklin County will play Lighthouse PCA on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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