Florida Gators move football game against Eastern Washington Eagles to Sunday due to Hurricane Ian

With Hurricane Ian heading for Florida’s Gulf Coast, the college football game between Florida and Eastern Washington has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday in Gainesville.

The University of Florida announced the change Tuesday, saying it would continue to work with local and state authorities to monitor the storm’s impact.

Florida (2-2) is coming off a loss to No. 11 Tennessee, while Washington East (1-2) is down two straight.

The game, which will take place at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, will kick off at noon ET (ESPN+/SEC Network+).

The University of Florida has canceled Wednesday through Friday classes.

Other games affected in Florida by the potential effects of Hurricane Ian:

  • South Florida’s football game with East Carolina has been moved from Tampa to Boca Raton and will be played at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN+). This game will be played at Florida Atlantic Stadium. It was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

  • The NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers were moving their football operations to the Miami Dolphins’ practice complex at Miami Gardens beginning Wednesday in preparation for Sunday night’s game against the Chiefs.

  • The NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning postponed preseason games against Carolina on Wednesday and Nashville on Thursday. These matches were to be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

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