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Miami Hurricanes Football: Is ANOTHER Hurricane going to affect Miami-FSU?

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I mean....is it?

NCAA Football: Clemson at Florida State
Doak Campbell Stadium is dry here. Will it be that way on Saturday?
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A year after Hurricane Matthew nearly postponed Miami-FSU, and in a season where the rivalry game between the Canes and the Noles has already been rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma, there could be yet another storm on the horizon.

The new storm? The yet-to-be-named “Tropica Depression 16”, which could have Category 1 Hurricane status as it hits the Tallahassee area on early Sunday morning, but today’s projections.

University of Miami Athletic Director has already stated that his office is in communication with Florida State and the ACC regarding the storm. And, of course, several other outlets have written about this potential storm affecting games in Florida this weekend — Miami at FSU and LSU at Florida, a game that was affected by the threat of a Hurricane last year.

Now, unlike Miami-Arkansas State, this week’s ACC game against Florida State has to get played. I’m not saying it has to be played on Saturday if the weather is tropical storm or Hurricane level, but it will have to be played this season.

Miami and Florida State got lucky last year in that the storm that could have affected their scheduled game didn’t. But, with the game already having been rescheduled once this year, the lucky with Mother Nature may have run out.

We, along with the University of Miami, Florida State University, and the Atlantic Coast Conference, will continue to monitor the storm. Updates will be forthcoming, but for now, pray that the storm dissipates or shifts course.

Go Canes