Following suit with the Seminoles, the University of Florida Gators football team has altered this Saturday's kickoff time.
The Gators were scheduled against to face off with Northern Colorado from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 7:30 p.m., but Hurricane Irma has altered those plans.
The game will now start at noon on Saturday.
"We have worked closely with campus and regional authorities during the last 48 hours to find the best possible solution that allows us to play the game and takes into account the safety of our fans, players, staff and personnel working the game," said Athletics Director Scott Stricklin. "With tropical conditions possibly expected in our region on Saturday night or Sunday morning, moving the game from 7:30 to Noon will give people a chance to come to the game and return home before any expected weather or effects hit our area."
Stricklin says the university will continue to monitor the weather. "...we ask fans to consider their own safety and the safety of others before traveling to the game."
In other UF athletics news:
- The Gator soccer team will Florida State at 7 p.m. on Friday, but their match Sunday night at 6 p.m. with South Florida has been canceled.
- The volleyball team has made no current changes to their schedule.
- The cross country team will travel to Jacksonville for the North Florida Invitational on Thursday. The meet has been moved to tomorrow afternoon.