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Hurricane Florence threatens to cancel several sports events throughout the weekend.

By Charlotte Carroll
September 10, 2018

Hurricane Florence is approaching the East Coast and has already impacted the schedule for sports events throughout the weekend.

As of Wednesday morning, Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 hurricane that is 500 miles southeast of Cape Fear, N.C. with winds up to 130 mph.  

The storm may make landfall on the East Coast on Thursday with a life-threatening storm surge and heavy winds expected. Inland flooding is also expected. In anticipation, a mandatory evacuation was ordered for the entire South Carolina coast.

Below is a roundup of upcoming sports events that may be affected. All times are in Eastern Time:

• Coastal Carolina's home football game against Campbell has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. instead of its originally scheduled Saturday date. The location has also been moved from Conway, S.C. to Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C.

• Boston College at Wake Forest (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Game moved to 5:30 p.m.

• No. 18 UCF at North Carolina (Saturday, noon) — Game has been canceled and the two teams will discuss playing at a later date this season.

• East Carolina at No. 13 Virginia Tech (Saturday, 12:20 p.m.) — Game has been canceled.

• Ohio at Virginia (Saturday, 4:30 p.m.) — UVA announced Tuesday that the university moved its home game to Nashville at Vanderbilt Stadium.

• Georgia Southern at No. 2 Clemson (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) — The start time has been moved to noon.

• No. 14 West Virginia at N.C. State (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) — Game has been canceled.

• Southern Miss at Appalachian State (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) — Game has been canceled

• Norfolk State at Liberty (Saturday, 6 p.m.) — Postponed to Saturday, Dec. 1.

• Old Dominion at Charlotte (Saturday, 6 p.m.) — Game moved to Thursday at 4 p.m.

• Marshall at South Carolina (Saturday 7:15 p.m.) — Game has been canceled

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