September 12th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

No. 23 Tennessee is set to take on No. 24 Florida in Gainesville on Saturday afternoon (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS). There was a chance that the Gators’ first home game of the season would have been moved. Hurricane Irma swept through Florida over the weekend, and the University of Florida was hit pretty hard. On Tuesday, the SEC released the following statement that the game would be played. “The University of Florida has been diligent in assessing the impact of Hurricane Irma on the Gainesville community and has made a thoughtful decision in moving forward with the game,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “We appreciate the communication, coordination and cooperation among the many agencies and groups necessary to produce a game in a safe environment. Our prayers remain with the people of Florida as well as Texas as they recover from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.” – Morgan Moriarty, SB Nation. Read More.

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