Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

IU football cancels game with Florida International in wake of Hurricane Irma

IU football cancels game with Florida International in wake of Hurricane Irma

FIU has canceled all of the school's planned games through Sunday, including men's and women's soccer, golf and volleyball.

IN vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics Fred Glass said the two schools began talks on Sunday and made a decision to cancel the game late Monday evening.

The Indiana Hoosiers (1-1) will not be playing Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

IU officials said they had been in discussions with FIU athletic director Pete Garcia since Sunday about the game's status, and in is supporting the Miami-based school's decision to cancel the game.

"All involved with IU Athletics offer their thoughts and prayers to Florida International University and all who live in areas devastated by Hurricane Irma", Jeff Keag, IU's Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, wrote in a press release.

Hurricane Irma Hits Southwest Florida Then Moves North
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Sunday night issued a mandatory evacuation for some barrier islands, CNN reported. A storm surge of 10 feet was recorded there and appliances and furniture were seen floating away, according to AP .

According to Indiana, FIU canceled Saturday's game with the Hoosiers citing the effects of Irma on South Florida and the many problems the storm has wrought.

"The two programs plan to schedule a game between the schools at Memorial Stadium at some point in the future".

The Hoosiers are looking to find a replacement game on October 7, its scheduled bye week.

Other cancellations across the state of Florida have been Florida State-Miami and Georgia Tech-Central Florida.

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