Schedule for 2 UConn Football Games Altered Due to Irma

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2017

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The dates of two ECU road games have been moved due to revisions made by the American Athletic Conference to make up for Hurricane Irma postponements. That game, at the Cougars' TDECU Stadium, will be pushed back a week and played on November 4 - the date the Pirates would originally have played UConn. As a result, the AAC on Thursday announced the new date for the game as well as adjustments for games involving Cincinnati, East Carolina and Houston.

ECU's open date will now be on Saturday, Oct. 28, the day it was supposed to have played Houston.

Originally set for September 9, the USF-UConn game was called off so the Bulls' players and coaches could prepare for Hurricane Irma to pass through Tampa. Instead of a bye week that was to follow, the Huskies will play East Carolina Sept. 24, a Sunday, at Rentschler Field. The Knights' game against Georgia Tech, scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled because the football stadium is being used as a staging area for the National Guard.

In the wake of Hurricane Irma just about every Florida team found themselves canceling games in and out of state.

That game moves to either 2022 or '23, meaning the Bulls will play six home games instead of seven this fall. Wednesday, one conference took significant steps to get their games in, although there's still one left to take.

The USF-Cincinnati game, initially set for October 28 in Tampa, moves to October 14, when the Bulls were set to host MA for their homecoming.

Cincinnati and East Carolina now will have open dates on October 28.

"We are determined to do what is necessary to play a full conference schedule to determine a true conference champion", USF athletic director Mark Harlan said. "I am grateful for the cooperation of our opponents whose games had to be moved in this process, particularly UMass and Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford, and also for the understanding of our fans".

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