UCF learned this week that their game at North Carolina was canceled due to Hurricane Florence.
The game was originally scheduled to kick off at noon Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday and air on ESPN.
School officials said they planned to discuss potentially rescheduling the game, but the Knights and Tar Heels do not share a bye week and it would be difficult for them to face off later in the year without adversely impacting both teams.
“First and foremost, our thoughts are with everyone who may be affected by this storm,” UCF athletics director Danny White said in a statement released Tuesday. “The priority must be safety for everyone in the path of the hurricane. Having been through similar situations the past two years, we certainly understand this decision. We wish UNC the best of luck through this storm and for the rest of the year.”
All tickets purchased by UCF and UNC fans will automatically be refunded and fans do not need to contact the schools’ ticket offices.