The South Carolina Gamecocks have cancelled Saturday’s home game vs. Marshall due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolina coastline.
South Carolina Athletic Director Ray Tanner told the Charleston Post And Courier Tuesday night he would wait until Thursday afternoon to make the call, but with updated forecasts and other teams in the state calling off games, the AD felt forced to act.
Tanner, in a statement provided by USC Athletics, said:
“Whether or not the game could have been played, we made the decision we think is best for the state and those who are evacuating the coast. There is no question this is the right thing to do and the decision was supported by President Pastides, Coach Muschamp, our Board members and myself. Marshall Athletics Director Mike Hamrick and I have been in constant contact throughout the week about the game. We are in total agreement that this is the correct decision.”
The Gamecocks are currently looking for a way to play a 12th game either in their open date on October 20th, or at the end of the regular season if they need it to achieve or improve their bowl eligibility possibilities.
Ray Tanner joined us on SportsTalk Wednesday night to discuss the decision: