Football Announces Updated Schedule Following Hurricane Irma

Football players on the sidelines at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on Sept. 1, 2016. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Football players on the sidelines at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The American Athletic Conference today announced football schedule changes made necessary due to Hurricane Irma, including two changes to the UConn Football schedule.

UConn will now host East Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 24, at noon at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. The Huskies and Pirates were originally scheduled to meet on Nov. 4. Instead, UConn will now host South Florida on Nov. 4, a game originally scheduled to be played on Sept. 9. That game time has not yet been determined.

“I am grateful to the American Athletic Conference and its league members for their hard work and cooperation in making this change possible,” said UConn director of athletics David Benedict. “Finding a way to play our complete schedule was very important to our team and our fans, and we all appreciate the amount of time and effort spent over the past several days to get this accomplished. We look forward to seeing UConn Nation out in force at the Rent on September 24.”

The East Carolina game is being played on Sunday because Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field is unavailable Saturday due to a previously scheduled event. The game time, noon, will allow both teams to best deal with what will now be a short turnaround before their next contest.

Tickets purchased for the original East Carolina game will be honored on Sept. 24, and tickets for the original USF game will now be honored on Nov. 4. Additional ticket information regarding exchanges or any other transactions will be available via UConnHuskies.com and other UConn Huskies social media outlets.

UConn travels to Virginia this weekend for a Saturday, Sept. 16, contest against the Cavaliers. The game kicks off at noon, and will be broadcast on ESPN2.