Hurricane Irma is currently bearing down on Florida. Authorities have already declared a state of emergency with the Category 5 storm forecasted to make landfall in Florida on Saturday.
This is an utterly serious and potentially catastrophic situation for everyone in Florida and the Caribbean, and all in Irma's path should take necessary precautions. As for us in our corner of the Internet -- please, please don't come to FootballScoop for weather forecasts -- Irma will affect a number of football games scheduled for this weekend.
We'll track all of them here.
The Miami Dolphinsare were scheduled to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at noon ET on Sunday. The game has been moved to Week 11.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are at the Houston Texans.
Miami visits Arkansas State (the game has been canceled)
Florida Atlantic visits Wisconsin
Florida International hosts Alcorn State (moved to Birmingham, Friday night)
South Florida visits Connecticut (moved up to 10:30AM Saturday) (Update: Postponed)
Central Florida hosts Memphis (6:30 p.m. Friday - moved from Saturday)
Florida State hosts Louisiana-Monroe (7 p.m. Saturday - moved to noon ET)
Florida hosts Northern Colorado (7:30 p.m. Saturday - moved to noon ET) (Update: Florida has now cancelled the game)
Georgia Southern hosts New Hampshire (moved to Birmingham, AL at 3PM ET)
Bethune-Cookman visits Southeastern Louisiana
Florida A&M is off
Jacksonville is off
Stetson visits Marist
Charleston Southern at SC State (Postponed)
Florida Tech visits McNeese State
West Florida hosts Midwestern State (6 p.m. Saturday)
Ave Maria visits Pikeville (Ky.) - (Postponed)
Edward Waters College visits Bluefield College (W.Va.)
Southeastern visits Georgetown (Ky.)
Warner visits Campbellsville (Ky.)
Webber International visits Cumberland (Tenn.)
Perhaps by a preemptive act of divine intervention, of state of Florida's 21 college and NFL football programs, only seven are slated to play within the Sunshine State this weekend. But as we saw with Harvey, simply being on the road is not enough to play a game; Houston canceled a road game at UTSA in order to go home and begin the rebuilding process.
Hopefully Irma's destruction does not reach that level, but you can never be too careful or too prepared. To do our (small) part, we'll keep this page updated as the week progresses.
Stay safe, everybody.