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LSU-Florida game postponed as Hurricane Matthew approaches

The Saturday game between Louisiana State and No. 18 Florida in Gainesville, Fla., has been postponed as Hurricane Matthew approaches the U.S.

Southeastern Conference officials made the announcement Thursday afternoon as Florida officials urged residents to evacuate from the storm's predicted path.

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"The developments of the hurricane in the last 24 hours, the projected magnitude of its impact and the unknown aftermath of this storm have resulted in this decision to seek another date to play the LSU-Florida game," SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said "We have to be sensitive to the possible imminent disruption to the state of Florida and in particular the Gainesville and surrounding area."

A growing number of college football games throughout the South have been postponed or shifted in recent days because of the storm.

LSU and Florida do not have an open date in common this season, so officials said they might have to adjust their remaining schedules to make room for a revised date.

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