In the wake of Hurricane Irma just about every Florida team found themselves canceling games in and out of state. The American Athletic Conference worked with members of the affected schools to announce the rescheduling of some games for USF and other conference schools.
Last weekend the Bulls canceled their East Division game with UConn due to traveling concerns as Irma made its way towards Central Florida.
“USF is committed to being a great partner in the American Athletic Conference,” said USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan in the press release sent out by the school. “We are determined to do what is necessary to play a full conference schedule to determine a true conference champion. These changes are not easy for anyone, and I am proud of how our fellow conference schools have worked together to make schedule adjustments under the direction of Commissioner Mike Aresco. I am grateful for the cooperation of our opponents whose games had to be moved in this process, particularly UMass and Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford, and also for the understanding of our fans.”
- The USF vs. UConn game, originally scheduled for Sept. 9 on the road, will be played on Sat., Nov. 4 in Connecticut.
- The USF vs. Houston game, originally scheduled for Nov. 4 at home, will be played Sat., Oct. 28 at Raymond James Stadium.
- The USF vs. Cincinnati game, originally scheduled for Oct. 28 at home, will now be played Sat., Oct. 14 at Raymond James Stadium and will remain USF’s Homecoming game.
- The USF vs. UMass game, originally scheduled for Oct. 14 at home, will not be played this season due to scheduling conflicts and it being a non-conference game. The matchup will be moved to the 2022 or 2023 season. The Bulls will still play UMass next season on Oct. 6.
The rest of the schedule remains unchanged for the Bulls and will include two bye weeks for the week of Oct. 7 and the week of Nov. 11.