ATLANTA - University of Georgia's athletic director said the football team is looking forward to this Sunday’s rescheduled game versus University of South Carolina.
During a conference call Friday morning, Greg McGarity addressed the process leading up to rescheduling the game and how the team is preparing.
The game was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
“Sunday was the best day. We are expecting sunny skies, totally different than Saturday. It’s going to be a beautiful day,”McGarity said.
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The team will travel to Columbia and stay on campus on Saturday. The game will be played Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium, the home of the Gamecocks. It will be televised on SEC Network.
When it came time to consider rescheduling the game, the team wanted to consider hotel rooms for evacuees affected by Hurricane Mathew.
“We’ve had a week of normal practice. We really wanted to make a good decision about the game,” McGarity said.
USC is confident it will be able to host the game after being in constant communication with the Governor's office, other state and local officials, state and local law enforcement agencies, the National Weather Service and the SEC about potential weather issues, according to a South Carolina Gamecocks spokesperson.
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