COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 12, 2018) – In light of the shifting forecast and probable path of Hurricane Florence, the University of South Carolina has canceled the football game versus Marshall that was scheduled to be played Saturday evening at 7:30. The Gamecocks will look for an opportunity to play a 12th regular season game later this season.
“Whether or not the game could have been played, we made the decision we think is best for the state and those who are evacuating the coast,” said Gamecock Athletics Director Ray Tanner. “There is no question this is the right thing to do and the decision was supported by President Pastides, Coach Muschamp, our Board members and myself.”
Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp said Thursday night on his weekly radio show that he agreed with the decision, noting he’s been involved in hurricanes over the years and they’re nothing to mess with.
South Carolina plans to have a ticket refund policy for the game but the university put out a release Thursday noting that won’t be announced until the school re-opens.
The Gamecocks return to action on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt. The game will be televised on the SEC Network at 4 p.m. ET.