Irma affecting UF volleyball; Tuesday match vs. FSU rescheduled

Florida coach Mary Wise and her volleyball team will hunker down instead of playing volleyball this weekend. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

The University of Florida’s volleyball match against Michigan State has been canceled due to the approach of Hurricane Irma, the school announced today.

The match was scheduled to start at 5 p.m. today in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The contest, part of the Active Ankle Challenge, will not be rescheduled. Michigan State arrived in Gainesville on Thursday and was scheduled to travel back to East Lansing after the match. Instead, the team will travel back to MSU this afternoon.

The other Active Ankle matches were canceled Wednesday, followed by the cancellation Thursday night of Florida’s soccer match with FSU.

Because of the projected path of Hurricane Irma, Tuesday’s night’s Florida State at Florida volleyball match has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m., UF announced Saturday.

Fans with tickets for Tuesday’s match can use them to enter Exactech Arena at the O’Connell Center on Sept. 19.

Continue to check for broadcast information related to the match.

Hurricane Irma also forced the cancellation of this weekend’s Active Ankle Challenge matches, as well as Friday’s head-to-head match against No. 21 Michigan State.

The No. 2 Gators are scheduled to return to action Friday and Saturday when they host the Gator Invitational. Florida faces Florida A&M at noon Friday and Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m., and it concludes the tournament against 2016 NCAA Tournament qualifier Lipscomb at 7 p.m. the following evening.


  1. really startled that this was cancelled. if the team was already in town, and had a flight back out of town for later in the day, why not go ahead? anybody out there more familiar with the logistics who might come up with something?