BLOOMINGTON – Indiana’s game against Florida International University on Saturday has been canceled in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Athletic Director Fred Glass announced the move Monday in a news release.
“Indiana supports FIU’s decision to cancel Saturday’s football game in Bloomington in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which devastated South Florida over the weekend,” the release read. “IU is working diligently to try and find an opponent to play at Memorial Stadium on October 7th, the team’s previously scheduled bye week.”
FIU has a game against Middle Tennessee State on Oct. 7, so the Panthers won’t be an option. IU must find an opponent who likewise has a bye that week.
Irma has prompted school closures and Week 2 game cancellations, including Florida State-Miami and Georgia Tech-Central Florida, across the Sunshine State already. The latter of those two has reportedly been called off so that UCF’s facilities can be used to house national guard troops assisting with recovery efforts.
UPDATING: In place of the FIU game, Indiana will host Charleston Southern, a Division II team, on Oct. 7 . Indiana will announce at a later date on the game details including kick-off time.