Gators game against LSU postponed due to Hurricane Matthew

The Florida Gators' battle with the Louisiana State Tigers will have to wait.

The University of Florida announced on Thursday that Saturday's game has been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew's impending impact on Gainesville.

The SEC office and both universities will look to reschedule the game for later in the season.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey commented on the postponed game after the decision was made:

"We had a very productive phone call today with a great spirit of cooperation between the universities' presidents and athletics directors and it became clear that the University of Florida could neither host nor travel to a game this weekend considering the circumstances. The developments of the hurricane in the last 24 hours, the projected magnitude of its impact and the unknown aftermath of this storm have resulted in this decision to seek another date to play the LSU-Florida game. We have to be sensitive to the possible imminent disruption to the state of Florida and in particular the Gainesville and surrounding area."

UF Athletic Director Jeremy Foley also commented on the game's delay: 

"We have worked all week with local, state, campus and conference officials. I know there will be a lot of opinions about how we came to this conclusion and when we came to the conclusion, but this is the right decision. I fully support the Southeastern Conference's decision to postpone the game."


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