UConn’s home matchup against USF slated for this Saturday has been cancelled according to a release from both of the schools and the American Athletic Conference, citing concerns with Hurricane Irma.
Since the Huskies and USF do not have any matching bye weeks, the game will not be rescheduled.
The game was originally set to be played at 12:30 a.m. before the start time was moved up yesterday to 10:30 a.m. with a 15 minute halftime with the hopes of getting USF back to Florida before the storm. As Irma’s landfall inches closer, the cancellation was a joint decision between UConn and USF to ensure the safety of Bulls’ players and staff. USF’s campus is closed Thursday through Sunday as much of state evacuates prior to the storm.
“Obviously we are disappointed for our team and our fans at the cancellation of a home game,” athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with USF and all of the areas in the path of this storm. We wish them all the best as they deal with this terrible storm and are here ready to assist in any way that we can.”
With the cancellation, UConn now has just four home games left in the 2017 season, with the next home matchup taking place Oct. 6 against Memphis. Fans who bought tickets to the USF game will receive information from UConn next week outlining future ticket options. The Huskies return to action Saturday, Sept. 16 on the road at Virginia.