IU football cancels Saturday's game against Florida International


The Excellence Academy is under construction and will still be under construction during the 2017 football season. IU football will not play is scheduled week three game against Florida International due to Hurricane Irma and its effect on FIU. Josh Eastern Buy Photos

IU Athletics Director Fred Glass announced on Monday that this weekend's football game between IU and Florida International in Bloomington has been canceled.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which swept across Florida this weekend, Glass and FIU Athletics Director Pete Garcia had been in constant contact about the situation, according to a release from IU Athletics.

Late Monday night, after considering “significant logistical hurdles” with travel and the fact that several players and their families are from places in Florida affected by the hurricane, the decision was made between Glass and Garcia to cancel the game.

According to the release, the teams plan to schedule a future game in Bloomington.

IU is now scheduled to play Charleston Southern on Saturday, Oct. 7, which was previously IU's bye week, to account for the cancellation of the FIU game. 

Charleston Southern will be the first FCS school IU will play since 2015.

The Big Ten Conference allows its member universities to schedule an FCS opponent in seasons during which the Big Ten university has no more than four home conference games, as is the case with IU this season.

Jake Thomer

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