ORANGEBURG, South Carolina -- The South Carolina State versus Bethune-Cookman football game previously scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 will be postponed to a later date due to the anticipation of Hurricane Matthew.
All athletic activities, including the 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony set for Friday, Oct. 7, are postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Tickets already purchased will be honored at the rescheduled event.
In a statement from Dr. Dennis E. Thomas, Commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, he expressed the safety of the coaches, student-athletes and fans from both institutions, and how that affected the decision to postpone the game.
"The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is actively monitoring the weather forecasts in the areas Hurricane Matthew may potentially affect," said Dr. Thomas. "Our top priority is the well-being and safety of the student-athletes, coaches, athletic staff, ancillary units and fans. As a result, we are in daily discussions with the institutions in the areas that may be impacted and we will adjust games, dates and times accordingly. We will keep the public informed if there are any changes."
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