The Owls are scheduled to play in Gainesville FL on Friday night at 7pm. While I am curious to see how the Owls will fare against an SEC team travel to the game will be affected by Hurricane Nicole.
While Nicole is no Katrina, but the location and timing of the storm puts it over the Gainesville area 1 day before tip off and then the storm will track up the I-75 corridor, the path the Owls would most likely take.
I don’t know what the plans are but I don’t see a good option. You don’t want to be driving a bus in Tropical Storm type winds. Traveling ahead of the storm, meaning the team is already there, could be dicey as the could be a power outage in the hotel or some other damage to contend with.
If you wait until after the storm passes you may miss the tip-off time or go straight from a long bus ride onto the court.
You could also drive part of the way, stay out of the worst of it in Lower Alabama for the night and have a shorter drive on game day.
I have no idea what’s happing but my money is in a postponement or cancellation of this game.