North Carolina/UCF and West Virginia/NC State Games Cancelled Due to Hurricane Florence

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Major H's picture

Good call. N.C. is not the place to be this weekend.

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Thomas 7's picture

Agree.   Smart move.  This one reminds of Hurricane Hugo back in 1989.  Am sure many of you were not yet born.  I was there under Marshall law, soldiers, machine guns; at checkpoints.  Got there the day after.  In the air and on the ground it looked like a war zone.  The tall pine trees were broken like sticks.   One vehicle went into the 2nd story of a house.  Boats were taken a mile from their docks.  I worked round the clock,, but great experience.  

Yeah, those teams made the right call I’d say.   Prayers to the residents about to be impacted.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

22 Sept 1989 was the day I graduated from boot camp at Parris Island.

We were the only Company to not have a graduation ceremony during peacetime. 

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Defiance's picture

It's one little hurricane, it's only a category 4... and it's named Florence for crying out loud...

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Major H's picture

LOL! If they graded on a scale of 1-20, then 4 isn't too much. However...

BTW, it looks like the WV QB in the OP had some intravenous therapy and did not hold pressure afterwards. 

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Defiance's picture

Right and what an attitude!!

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From the girl next door

to THAT girl next door

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Shhhh

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Homey1970's picture
Who needs hurricane insurance?
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Frimmel's picture

They can't just play the WVU and NC-State game in Morgantown? 

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ronaprhys's picture

They could, but how could the networks get their advertising dollars if they did that?

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BrutusB's picture

Probably better to let the NCST players take care of their homes/families instead. Also that's not a lot of notice to arrange all the logistics (hotels, transportation to the game, security, vendors, etc)

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Frimmel's picture

Good points. There is also the part of trying to get back home for the NCST players. 

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Thomas 7's picture

Am sure they could but do you think North Carolina wants to get blistered by WVU on an away game when they had a home game scheduled?  Wish it could be that easy.

Thomas

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Seattle Linga's picture

Safety first - smart move all around.

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Earle's picture

Cancelling a football game due to rain and wind?  Next thing you know they'll outlaw using your helmet as a weapon and effectively eliminate the kickoff return.

#safetyfirst

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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Thomas 7's picture

Good one

or, possibly change this to College Flag football

Safety first

Thomas

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Homey1970's picture

My house is right in the middle of that pink dot in southern Virginia. 15-20” of rain expected.  Yeah!

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Defiance's picture

Hopefully it's nothing more than rain albeit a lot of rain...

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers Homey!

"Defiance in Silence" 

Shhhh

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Chic'sGhost's picture

Rain causing flash floods can be worse than hurricane winds. 

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Rocket Man's picture

It would probably be a bad idea to head down there since so many of the residents are being evacuated.

But what kind of a wimpy country have we become that we let a little Category 4 hurricane get in the way of a football game.

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Good move. Having lived through several hurricanes and tropical storms, they are nothing to mess with.

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Hockeybuck's picture

I remember driving from Cincinnati to Raleigh for the NC State game in 2004 through the remnants of whatever hurricane (name escapes me) that came up from the Gulf.  Drive from Knoxville to Asheville, which I believe is about 120 miles, took over three hours. The worst part of that is it was raining so hard that I was going 40-50 mph as conditions allowed, and semi trucks were blowing past me and kicking up huge waves of water onto my car.  I was staying in Asheville that night, and power was out in most of the city.  Later I learned that part of the I-40 route I drove got washed out and was closed for a while for reconstruction. 
 

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Crumb's picture

From a football perspective this probably hurts West Virginia and UCF. NC State and UNC not so much. 

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CreekBuck's picture

Hopefully everyone got 6 gallons of milk and 5 loaves of bread. Don't forget TP too

Stay safe, stay fed, stay fresh my friend.

You win with people.

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TheChase's picture

Just drove back from Holden Beach, NC to Columbus yesterday. Most places had shut down Monday with the remaining shutting down yesterday. Traffic was nuts all the way through parts of West Virginia but did see West Virginia paused construction on I-77 which was causing a significant delay (2 hours+). Praying for the best along the coast.

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Virginia Tech vs East Carolina also postponed...Virginia vs Ohio moved to Nashville.  

Class of 2010.

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TBDBITL_J3's picture

This might be ignorant to ask but why can't they just play the game at the other teams stadium? Obviously it sucks to lose a home game for multiple reasons, but I feel like as a team you'd still want to play? Dropping a game makes your schedule look a lot weaker IMO.

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Wargor's picture

Logistics might be a big part of it.  

100-200 hotel rooms to get, travel to arrange.  Workers for the new venue.  Other activities that might already be scheduled for the venue.  

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Hovenaut's picture

Yeah, it's fixing to get nasty. Have family on the Outer Banks (headed inland/north for this one).

The right call.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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trek770's picture

I am a senior here at NC State and all of us students are low key upset the game got cancelled but we understand as to why. WV's coach came out and said he is only playing this game at 3:30 on Saturday in Raleigh so I don't think this game will get rescheduled. We played Notre Dame 2 years ago during Hurricane Matthew here in Raleigh and it was CRAZY. We won 10-3 I think but being at that game felt like someone was filling up buckets of water and pouring them on you, it was ridiculous.

Go Pack! Go Bucks! 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Add South Carolina-Marshall to the list of cancelled games. 

Here's an updated list of all canceled, postponed, moved or rescheduled games so far.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/9/10/17843716/hurricane-f...

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Ethos's picture

You'd think with all the cancelled games these teams would get together as a group and organize. At least some of them have the same bye weeks.

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