“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.
Lake Alice, which lies on the southwest end of campus, is filled with alligators.
Florida’s home game last weekend against Northern Colorado was canceled due to Hurricane Irma.
My colleague Richard Johnson spoke with Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin about how these decisions are made :
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