Georgia-South Carolina will not be moved out of Columbia

ATHENS — The Georgia-South Carolina game will remain in Columbia. What day and what time, however, remain up in the air.

South Carolina released a statement at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday that said the game “will be played in Columbia,” meaning it will not be moved to Athens or to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

But there is discussion about playing the game on Sunday or even Monday, or changing the time of the game, depending on how Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath plays out. A final decision on when the game is played would come on Thursday.

The game is currently scheduled for a 7:30 pm kickoff on Saturday night.

South Carolina’s statement:

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“The University of South Carolina and its athletics department are continuing to monitor the movements of Hurricane Matthew as it relates to the scheduled football game with the University of Georgia. We are in communication with the National Weather Service, state and local authorities and the SEC regarding potential weather issues.

“We anticipate a decision about the game to be made on Thursday. The safety of everyone affected by the storm and the minimization of the impact on emergency personnel are the most important factors in making the decision.”

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