Colgate Football Game Canceled Due to Florence

With tropical storm Florence barreling down the eastern seaboard several people, homes, and colleges have been affected.

Posted: Sep 14, 2018 6:55 PM

HAMILTON- With tropical storm Florence barreling down the eastern seaboard several people, homes, and colleges have been affected. Amongst the several colleges which were mandated to leave the Carolinas, Furman University was one. Furman located in the heart of Greenville South Carolina, roughly four hours in land, was gearing up for the red-hot Colgate Raiders football team.

The Raiders (2-0) won their first two games of the season against Holy Cross and New Hampshire and was looking to remain perfect on the season against the Furman Paladins (0-3) on the road. The idea of perfection was cut short after Florence swept through the Carolinas early Friday morning.

“We offered to try and fly them up here to play the game, but it was just too wet to have them get up and get back,” said Dan Hunt, head football coach at Colgate University. “In the matter of an hour, it went from game on, to game canceled.”

In the 23 seasons Coach Hunt has been with the program he has never recalled a cancellation for a hurricane ever before.

“I remember a few years back we had our game against Coastal Carolina was canceled due to a tropical depression but not a hurricane,” said Coach Hunt.

After the game was canceled Colgate's plans for South Carolina did not stop there. The team's hotel rooms, steak dinner, breakfast reservations, and post-game Chick-fil-a was all donated to those affected by this tropical storm.

"It was funny it came right to myself, Brad, and the AD all said it at the same time,” said Coach Hunt. “This is what Colgate does and what Colgate is all about and if some good comes out of missing a game we are happy about it."

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