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All the major college football games potentially affected by Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is on her way to the East Coast, engulfing the Carolinas, with affected areas stretching north to Detroit and as far inland as the metro Nashville area.

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Originally a Category 4, Florence has been downgraded to a Cat 2 storm.

Florence is expected to reach the coast early Friday morning, which brings a number of scheduled games into question. Evacuations have already been ordered for the South Carolina coast, while Coastal Carolina and East Carolina has canceled classes from Tuesday through the end of the week.

With that in mind, here are all scheduled Division I games for the affected states. (All times Eastern, and all games slated for Saturday unless otherwise noted.)


  • Middle Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia -- 7:15 p.m.Moved to noon Saturday; will be televised on ESPNews

South Carolina

  • Colgate at Furman -- 1 p.m. Cancelled and will not be rescheduled; Furman will attempt to secure a different opponent for its Oct. 6 open date. 
  • Georgia Southern at No. 2 Clemson -- 3:30 p.m.Moved to noon Saturday
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg at Newberry -- Moved to 1 p.m. Thursday
  • North Carolina Central at South Carolina State -- 6 p.m.Rescheduled for Nov. 24
  • Charleston Southern at The Citadel -- 6 p.m.Rescheduled for Nov. 29
  • Mississippi College at North Greenville -- 6 p.m. Game cancelled
  • Campbell at Coastal Carolina -- 7 p.m. Moved to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell
  • Stetson at Presbyterian -- 7 p.m.Game cancelled
  • Marshall at South Carolina -- 7:30 p.m.Cancelled. South Carolina says they will look for a 12th game to be played "later in the season." 

North Carolina

  • Boston College at Wake Forest -- 7:30 p.m. ThursdayMoved up to 5:30 p.m., will still be televised by ESPN
  • No. 18 UCF at North Carolina -- 12 p.m.Game cancelled; possible makeup remains TBD
  • No. 14 West Virginia at NC State -- 3:30 p.m.Game cancelled; possible rematch or new game with other opponent(s) remains TBD
  • Southern Miss at Appalachian State -- 3:30 p.m.Will not be played this weekend; officials are exploring a possible rescheduling
  • Old Dominion at Charlotte -- 6 p.m. Moved to 4 p.m. on Thursday
  • Western Carolina at Gardner-Webb -- 6 p.m.Moved to 6 p.m. on Friday
  • Virginia State at St. Augustine's -- Permanently cancelled
  • Winston Salem State at Elizabeth City State -- Game cancelled; possible rescheduling TBD
  • Benedict at Fayetteville State -- Permanently cancelled
  • Chowan at Shaw -- Game cancelled
  • UNC-Pembroke at Catawba -- Permanently cancelled
  • Mars Hill at Lenoir-Rhyne -- 6 p.m.Moved to 2 p.m. on Thursday
  • Guilford at Davidson -- 7 p.m.Moved to Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • UNC-Pembroke at Catawba College -- 7 p.m.Permanently cancelled

Duke's game at Baylor on Saturday is "expected to be played as scheduled" according to the Duke Chronicle.


  • East Carolina at No. 13 Virginia Tech -- 12:20 p.m.Game will not be played; possible rescheduling remains TBD
  • Maryville at Washington & Lee -- 1 p.m.Postponed; likely rescheduled to Sept. 22
  • East Tennessee State at VMI -- 1:30 p.m.Moved to 2:30 p.m. on Friday
  • St. Francis at Richmond -- 2 p.m.Moved to 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis
  • Ohio at Virginia -- 3:30 p.m.Moved to 4:30 p.m. in at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville
  • Norfolk State at Liberty -- 6 p.m.Rescheduled for Dec. 1
  • Ferrum College at Averett -- Postponed; makeup TBD
  • Elon at William & Mary -- 6 p.m.Will not be played this weekend; rescheduled to a TBD date
  • North Carolina Wesleyan at Bridgewater -- Cancelled
  • Emory & Henry at Methodist -- Permanently cancelled
  • Catholic at Randolph-Macon -- Rescheduled to 7 p.m. Wednesday
  • New England at Hampden-Sydney -- Permanently cancelled
  • Robert Morris at James Madison -- 6 p.m.Moved to 7 p.m. on Thursday
  • Tennessee State at Hampton -- 6 p.m.Game cancelled; will not be rescheduled


  • Christopher Newport at Frostburg State -- Postponed

Washington, DC

  • Apprentice School at Gallaudet -- 1 p.m.Permanently cancelled

Additionally, Duke is set to visit Baylor on Saturday. As we saw last year, impending storms can also cause travel issues with visiting teams, when Hurricane Irma forced the cancelation of Miami's trip to Arkansas State.

On top of that, major rainfall is possibility from Georgia up through the rest of the East Coast, and as far inland as Kentucky and northeast Ohio.

As possible cancellations or disruptions roll in, we'll update this page and The Scoop.