Cincinnati/USF game shifts because of Irma
The American Athletic Conference has a few teams in the southern part of the country that have been affected by Irma and because of the massive Hurricane the Bearcats and Bulls will be playing October 14th, it was normally set for October 28th. The Bearcats will swap bye weeks because of the Hurricane.
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The American Athletic Conference has announced a number of changes to its 2017 football schedule, including the University of Cincinnati’s football game at USF.
The Bearcats and Bulls will now play on Saturday, Oct. 14 instead of the originally scheduled game on Saturday, Oct. 28. UC’s bye week will move from Oct. 14 to Oct. 28. The game time and television network will be announced on Monday, Oct. 2.
The schedule changes were made due to the postponement of the USF-UConn game a week ago in advance of Hurricane Irma. The USF-UConn game will be played Saturday, Nov. 4, at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut. To accommodate the rescheduled date, games involving three other American Athletic Conference teams have been adjusted as well.
“I would like to thank our presidents, athletic directors and our head football coaches for their outstanding collaboration and cooperation to resolve this unprecedented situation in as fair a manner as possible,” said American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco. “I would also like to acknowledge and thank Ryan Bamford of UMass for his cooperation and understanding. This was not an easy process, but we feel that this revised schedule is a significant step toward giving us the best opportunity to decide our champion on the field.”
The changes to the 2017 schedule for each team are as follows:
UConn will host ECU Sunday, Sept. 24 (replacing an open date) and will host USF Saturday, Nov. 4 (replacing the original date of the ECU game). The game will be played on a Sunday due to the unavailability of Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday.
USF will host Cincinnati Saturday, Oct. 14 (replacing a previously scheduled game against Massachusetts), will host Houston Saturday, Oct. 28 (replacing the original game against Cincinnati), and will play at UConn Saturday, Nov. 4 (replacing the original game against Houston).
Cincinnati will play at USF Saturday, Oct. 14 and will have its open date Oct. 28 (replacing an Oct. 14 open date and the game at USF Oct. 28).
ECU will visit UConn Sunday, Sept. 24 (replacing an open date), will have an open date Saturday, Oct. 28 (replacing a game against Houston), and will play at Houston Saturday, Nov. 4 (replacing the previously scheduled game against UConn).
Houston will play at USF Saturday, Oct. 28 (instead of Nov. 4) and will host ECU Saturday, Nov. 4 (instead of Oct. 28).
The American is continuing its efforts to reschedule the game between Memphis and UCF, which also was not played due to Hurricane Irma.