LSU-Florida football game postponed Saturday because of Hurricane Matthew

Posted at 4:01 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 16:01:36-04

The Louisiana State University vs. University of Florida football game scheduled for Saturday in Gainesville has been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, the Southeastern Conference Office announced Thursday. 

The schools and the SEC Office said they will work to reschedule the game later in the 2016 season if possible.

"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," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey in a news release.  "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."

At this time, the schools do not have a common open date on which to reschedule the game.