ATHENS — It’s not unprecedented for South Carolina to move a home football game because of the weather. It’s just way too early to wonder whether it might happen again.
Hurricane Matthew is making its way towards the East Coast, with possible landfall on South Carolina’s coast. But Columbia is a couple hours inland and as of Tuesday afternoon the forecast does not call for anything torrential there:
Official forecast for Columbia on Saturday now includes rain chance: Mostly cloudy, high near 79. Breezy. Chance of precipitation 40%.
— GoGamecocks.com (@gogamecocks) October 4, 2016
It seems likely that the schools and the office will monitor the weather as the week goes on. But Georgia, South Carolina and the SEC office had yet to have discussions about contingency plans for the game, scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff, according to athletics director Greg McGarity.
Last October the South Carolina-LSU game, originally supposed to be at South Carolina was moved to Baton Rouge because of devastating floods in the Columbia area. That came in a week where at least 15 people died in the wake of the severe thunderstorms and flooding, and classes at South Carolina were canceled for the week.
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