UPDATE: Georgia-South Carolina game to start at 2:30 Sunday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WMGT) – South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said his team’s home game with Georgia has been moved from Saturday night to Sunday because of Hurricane Matthew.

Muschamp announced the change Thursday night on his weekly radio show. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m.

“Due to the potential impact of the hurricane on Columbia and the surrounding area, it is in the best interest of safety to play the game on Sunday rather than Saturday night,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement.  “I appreciate the cooperation of the schools who worked closely to make the appropriate operational adjustments in order to accommodate this change in the schedule.”

It’s the second straight year weather altered a South Carolina home game: its LSU contest was shifted to Baton Rouge, Louisiana because of the fatal flooding that struck last October.

The Southeastern Conference earlier Thursday postponed the LSU-Florida game in Gainesville, Florida because of Matthew.

The South Carolina game will go off without the 100-to-200 state troopers who normally help with traffic flow after Gov. Nikki Haley said they’d be deployed to help areas affected by Matthew.

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