South Carolina football moves to Thursday due to threat from Hurricane Ian

Due to the threat of Hurricane Ian, South Carolina announced Tuesday that it was rescheduling its game against South Carolina State until Thursday night.

The game will start at 7 p.m. ET. It was scheduled to take place at Columbia on Saturday at noon ET.

“Due to the potential impact of the hurricane on Columbia and surrounding areas, it is in the interest of safety to play the game Thursday rather than Saturday afternoon,” said South Carolina athletic director, Ray Tanner, in a statement. “I appreciate the cooperation of South Carolina State head coach Buddy Pough, the South Carolina State administration and Southeastern Conference officials, who have worked closely to make the appropriate operational adjustments to accommodate this schedule change.

“…”Based on the current forecast and expected weather conditions as well as information from our campus, state and local law enforcement, at this time the University is confident in our ability to accommodate the game on Thursday at Williams-Brice Stade.”

South Carolina beat Charlotte 56-20 last Saturday to improve to 2-2.

The Gamecocks went 7-6 and beat North Carolina at Duke’s Mayo Bowl last season, which was Shane Beamer’s first as head coach.

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