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Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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Written by the Southeastern Conference

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (October 6, 2016) – The LSU-Florida football game scheduled for Saturday in Gainesville has been postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, it was announced Thursday. The universities and the SEC Office 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. “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, so the schools and SEC Office will make every effort to find a scheduling solution with the possible movement of other games on the schools’ schedules. Read more.
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Number 3193 months
Florida forfeits. LSU wins by default.
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rob6293 months
Sankey and the SEC can go f--k themselves. Their solution is have LSU cancel a game with a non conference opponent and play in November 19th and then turn around and play A&M on Thanksgiving Day in a damn stupid game the SEC wanted LSU to play in to accomodate the damn Aggies. I just wish the SEC gave as much consideration to LSU and our scheduling as it seems to about everone else. It is absolute crap.
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cwill93 months
You expect FLA to just show up somewhere else and play a football game while their families and homes might be getting crushed by a hurricane?
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1cajuncook93 months
But as of 2:00 today it was ok for the same fl players to play in Gainesville? Double standard bubba
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Dr. Morgus93 months
the storm will have passed by kickoff
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rob6293 months
Ok. Well, why did UF say no to Sunday and Monday? It was OK to tell LSU to come to Gainesville and waste several days while stalling. Look Bud, LSU left after friggin' Katrina and played in Arizona in what was supposed to be an LSU home game and LSU had players with Family members missing and scattered all over the USA and FEMA commandeering LSU facilities for Blackhawk landings and turning The Assembly Center into a Hospital for Evacuees. So don't tell me what LSU should expect. Louisiana knows all about Hurricanes you moron. What a load of crap.
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SoulGlo93 months
Yep, SEC doing work for Gumps.
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Barbellthor93 months
UF done goofed.
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TheRaid93 months
Game will be rescheduled. They just have to work it out with USA and Presbyterian. They can't issue a press release about that until it is worked out.
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JPenn9193 months
We already turned down that idea
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meangene32393 months
How can you expect LSU to cancel a home game to play a rescheduled game? Who is going to cover the lost revenue from the gate and concessions and who is going to cover the refunds to ticket and parking holders? That is simple a rediculous idea.
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rob6293 months
Yeah, let's cancel with South Alabama to play at UF on Saturday and then go play at A&M on Thanksgiving Day after 3 days of preparation. Dumbasses.
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JumpingTheShark93 months
fricking idiots.
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BobABooey93 months
Coach O is undefeated!
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Whynotme93 months
Guys lets look at the positives. 1. An extra "bye" week. 2. Chance to get players healthy. 3. Want affect our chances of winning the SEC west. 4. More time to implement more of the offense. 5. Teams would kill to have 2 bye weeks in a year. Negatives: 1. Not watching LSU stomp florida, but are they really a rival?
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ST3PH3N93 months
false. it could affect winning west.
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Eltegray93 months
Yes and now we can't win the SEC. No chance
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Whynotme93 months
How?
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Lsu4life4293 months
figs not daggers! Stupid auto correct
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Whynotme93 months
Man go take a nap. You sound ridiculous.
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Lsu4life4293 months
Not daggers!!! Faggets
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Lsu4life4293 months
UF played Russian roulette and won! Bunch of Florida daggers!!
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Lsu4life4293 months
UF played Russian roulette and won! Bunch of Florida daggers!!
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Dalosaqy93 months
This is total bullshite. Shame on UF, seriously.
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Oyster93 months
UF clown show!!!!!
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glenoaks93 months
Click bait. Cancelled & postponed aren't the same
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GumboPot93 months
Title says "canceled" content says "postponed". Which is it?
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Sankey is an ABSOLUTE CLOWN!!!
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goodgrin93 months
Cock sucker has the face of a pedophile...
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texastigerr93 months
They knew they were missing 4 dlineman and were looking for a way out the whole time. So they delay delay delay unti the only option is to cancel and it's not even the only option now. It's Thursday. It can still be moved. Take to Tampa, Atlanta or whatever.
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km93 months
bama comes out on top again because of the gumpers in the sec orifice
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