Tech-UCF game remains scheduled

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 9: Members of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Cheerleaders perform during the game against Jacksonville State Gamecocks on September 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Credit: Scott Cunningham

Credit: Scott Cunningham

Georgia Tech’s game at the University of Central Florida was still scheduled to be played this Saturday as of Sunday.

While Tech’s campus will be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to the anticipated heavy winds and rainfall from Hurricane Irma, the team planned to practice and prepare for UCF. Teams that are in season are permitted to continue practicing on campus, so long as conditions remain safe. UCF’s campus has been closed through Wednesday.

Tech athletic department officials have been in contact with counterparts at UCF and are monitoring the situation. As of Sunday, the plan for Tech was to fly to Orlando, Fla., where UCF is located, on Friday and play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

There would not be any need to make a decision to cancel or postpone the game until later in the week. UCF and Memphis were to play this past Friday in Orlando, but the teams made the decision to cancel their game that morning.

As of Sunday afternoon, only one game scheduled for next week, Miami at Florida State, had been changed because of the hurricane.

That game has been moved to Oct. 7. Tech’s game against Miami, originally scheduled for October 12, has been pushed back to Oct. 14 as a result.

A team spokesman was not aware if the possibility of moving the Tech-UCF game to Atlanta had been broached. The teams have a two-game home-and-home series, with the game at Tech contracted for 2020.

Moving the Tech-UCF game would be a considerable logistical challenge, as the Yellow Jackets and Knights do not share open dates.