North Carolina has just announced that the UNC football game against Central Florida won’t be played this Saturday in Chapel Hill — Sept. 15. The decision is, of course, a result of the incoming storm: Hurricane Florence.
SCHEDULE ALERT: Due to Hurricane Florence, Saturday’s game against @UCF_Football will not be played.
— Carolina Football (@TarHeelFootball) September 11, 2018
According to North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham, the cost-benefit analysis for the game was an easy decision:
Hosting a major college football game is a massive undertaking that on a good day involves fans and thousands of state, local and campus personnel, including public safety officials, traveling from all over the area. The current forecast for both the impact and aftermath of the hurricane would require those officials to divert critical resources from what could be much more significant duties.
North Carolina plans to return to the field next on Sept. 22 — when the Tar Heels are set to open their ACC schedule against Pitt.