ACC PRESS RELEASE
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Saturday that two conference football games will move to different dates. The Miami at Florida State and the Georgia Tech at Miami games will be rescheduled forSaturday, October 7, andSaturday, October 14, respectively.
Miami at Florida State was originally scheduled forSaturday, September 16.The Georgia Tech at Miami game is being moved from its originally scheduled date ofThursday, October 12to abide by the ACC Football scheduling parameter that requires teams playingon Thursday nightto have equal or full rest.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma, said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. As important as football is to all of us, these kinds of events provide perspective when youre talking about life-threatening events and the aftermath ramifications.
It quickly became clear that it was in the best interest of our players, coaches and fans to reschedule next weeks Miami at Florida State game. Typically, its not easy to reschedule games, but in this instance, there was a clear path to adjust quickly and effectively.
I appreciate the leadership at our schools and with our television partners as this process was seamless, and we were able to adjust in as fair a way as possible.