UNDATED (AP) — No. 2 Clemson has moved up the start time of its football game this weekend and South Carolina has canceled its home game with Marshall due to Hurricane Florence. They are the latest schools to alter scheduled games in the Carolinas and Virginia due to the approaching storm. Clemson will now play Georgia Southern on Saturday at noon instead of 3:30 p.m. For the Gamecocks, it is the third time in four years their football schedule has been impacted by severe weather.
UNDATED (AP) — The Southeastern Conference enjoys some of the most passionate fan bases in college sports, but it’s not immune to a national trend of falling attendance at football games. The league lost more than 2,400 fans per game in 2017 and is now trying to be proactive in finding ways to make sure fans keep packing the stands on Saturdays. Among the changes: Cheaper and better concessions, new mascots and stadium renovations.
UNDATED (AP) — The NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes will start training camp a day early in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. General manager Don Waddell says the NHL is allowing the team to hold its first practice Thursday. The Hurricanes were scheduled to begin camp Friday while taking the added step of closing practice to the public to keep fans off the roads during what are expected to be dangerous conditions. Either that practice or the one Saturday will be called off, depending on what the storm does.