COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Georgia versus South Carolina football game will be rescheduled because of the imminent threat of Hurricane Matthew, South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp said on a Columbia radio station Thursday.
Muschamp said on 107.5 The Game that the SEC East match-up will definitely be played Sunday, and the time is to be determined. The game was originally scheduled for 7:30 on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
On Wednesday, USC Executive Associate Athletics Director Charles Bloom said there was a possibility the game could be moved to Sunday or Monday. However, in a statement released the same day, the school was adamant about playing the game at its home stadium.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday night that she told the school no state resources would be available as they normally are to help with game traffic. "We will not be able to give any state support for the game," she said. "I cannot pull any troopers away from the state to the game."
Haley mentioned the Richland County Sheriff's Department as a better option. That agency usually provides support along with the highway patrol at home games.
"[USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner] and I have been in contact today and have discussed the various options," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said.
South Carolina has already moved its equestrian meet versus Georgia from Friday to Sunday morning, but kept it in Blythewood, S.C. On Wednesday, the school's volleyball game against the Bulldogs did chance venues, and it will be played in Athens, Georgia.