Wisconsin and Florida Atlantic will play as scheduled Saturday despite travel concerns for the Owls as Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, Wisconsin announced on Wednesday.
Hurricane Irma was recently upgraded to a historically dangerous Category 5 and is expected to hit Florida sometime this weekend or early next week. Per Wisconsin, FAU’s travel to Madison will not be impacted, but their return trip to Boca Raton, Fla. could be another story.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez announced his program is prepared to give the Owls whatever assistance they need for the trip home.
“If the situation arises where FAU’s travel home is impacted, we are prepared to help in any way possible,” Alvarez said. “We’ve discussed a number of contingencies, from paying for extra nights of hotel rooms to opening up our facilities for them to use for practice, sports medicine care, meals or anything else they may need.”
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