Hurricane Matthew has thrown a wrench into things.
But even with the expected storms headed toward South Carolina, executive associate athletic director Charles Bloom remains confident that the Gamecocks will play this weekend’s game against Georgia in Columbia.
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He said that much during an interview with Jay Phillips of 107.5 The Game on Wednesday afternoon.
“I would say at this point the chances are very, very minimal that this game would be moved out of Columbia,” Blooms said.
Assoc AD @CharlesBloomSC tells us chances are slim SC v UGa would be moved from Columbia. If Saturday is out, Sunday and Monday are options.
— Jay Philips (@JayPhilips1075) October 5, 2016
South Carolina closed campus for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and a final decision on the game is expected later in the week.
Bloom also said the game could potentially be moved to Sunday or Monday, if necessary.
“A football game is important to a lot of people … but there are life and death issues out there,” Bloom said. “It’s monitored on a very high level and I would say we’re not going to risk people’s lives and take emergency people away from people who need it and host a football game.”