UConn football was set to play the University of South Florida (USF) at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Saturday, but the game has been canceled.
“Obviously we are disappointed for our team and our fans at the cancellation of a home game,” Director of Athletics David Benedict said. “Our thoughts are with USF and all of the areas in the path of this storm. We wish them all the best as they deal with this terrible storm and are here ready to assist in any way that we can.”
Officials from both schools and from the American Athletic Conference discussed options and originally decided to move the kick-off time to 10:30 a.m. from the original noon start time, according to a release from UConn.
However, on Thursday, it was announced that the game was canceled.
“I know both our team and USF were excited about a chance to play this weekend,” UConn head coach Randy Edsall said. “We certainly are disappointed, but clearly understand that this is something totally out of everyone’s control. I hope that Coach Strong, his team and the entire community impacted by this storm remain safe and know that we are thinking about them as they deal with this.”
UConn will provide details next week to all USF game ticket holders regarding future ticket options due to the cancellation.
USF is located in Tampa, Florida.