Hurricane Postpones Games


Hurricane Irene probably won't force the Jacksonville Jaguars to postpone their game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

But team vice president Michael Huyghue said the NFL was monitoring the weather in North Florida, and had contingency plans to move the game to later in the afternoon, or to Monday night, if extreme conditions existed.

The weather forced the Browns to travel to Jacksonville late Friday, instead of Saturday, which is their normal travel day. The storm was just off the east coast of Florida, about 200 miles south of Jacksonville, at midday Saturday.

Most of the winds should be clear of Jacksonville by the scheduled 1 p.m., EDT kickoff Sunday.

Two college football games, one involving No. 24 Miami, and two major thoroughbred races were postponed Friday because of the weather.

The Miami Hurricanes rescheduled Saturday's game with Temple because the Owls had trouble getting a flight to South Florida. The game will be played Dec. 4.

Bethune-Cookman College postponed its game against South Carolina State in Daytona Beach. The game, scheduled for Saturday night, will be played Thursday night.

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