American Conference Release
STORRS, Conn.—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, September 24 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field at noon. The Huskies and Pirates were originally scheduled to meet on November 4. Instead, UConn will now host South Florida on November 4, a game originally scheduled to be played on September 9.
“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, 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 game is being played on Sunday due to the fact that Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field is unavailable Saturday due to a previously scheduled event. The game time 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 September 24 and tickets for the original USF game will now be honored on November 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, September 16 contest against the Cavaliers. The game kicks off at Noon and will be broadcast on ESPN2.