Our staff has scattered from Hurricane Irma. Connor, Carl, and Josh are planning to hunker down at their respective homes. Sandy and Collin got flights out of state. Nate and his family took off for Tallahassee. And Nick, Ryan, Gary, and I don’t live there. So we’re all taking care of ourselves.
Unless you live outside an evacuation zone and you’ve already finished your hurricane prep, stop reading this post and go do that.
For everyone else... the schedule starts off pretty slow today, but there are three fantastic games tonight. Keep in mind that if you’re most places in Florida, you’ll likely have to stream any games airing on broadcast channels because local news will preempt everything for hurricane coverage. Here’s the schedule and what we’ll be watching from wherever we are:
|#21 South Florida at Connecticut||Canceled||ESPNews||WatchESPN.com|
|Cincinnati at #8 Michigan||12:00 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Florida Atlantic at #9 Wisconsin||12:00 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|Louisiana Monroe at #10 Florida State||Canceled||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|#17 Louisville at North Carolina||12:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Charlotte at #19 Kansas State||12:00 PM||FSN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Northern Colorado at #22 Florida||Canceled||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Northwestern at Duke||12:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|East Carolina at West Virginia||12:00 PM||FS2||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Buffalo at Army||12:00 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Towson at Maryland||12:00 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky||12:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|UT Martin at Ole Miss||12:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Iowa at Iowa State||12:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech||12:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Wake Forest at Boston College||1:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Texas State at Colorado||2:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|UAB at Ball State||3:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Fresno State at #1 Alabama||3:30 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Pittsburgh at #4 Penn State||3:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Delaware at #18 Virginia Tech||3:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|#23 TCU at Arkansas||3:30 PM||CBS||CBSSports.com|
|Tulane at Navy||3:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Austin Peay at Miami (OH)||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Howard at Kent State||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Villanova at Temple||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Savannah State at Appalachian State||3:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Middle Tennessee at Syracuse||3:30 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Indiana at Virginia||3:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Old Dominion at UMass||3:30 PM||None||None|
|Western Michigan at Michigan State||3:30 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|Eastern Michigan at Rutgers||3:30 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|San José State at Texas||3:30 PM||Longhorn Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Abilene Christian at Colorado State||3:30 PM||None||WatchStadium.com|
|Indiana State at #25 Tennessee||4:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Gardner-Webb at Wyoming||4:00 PM||AT&T SportsNet||None|
|Central Michigan at Kansas||4:00 PM||FSN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Alabama A&M at Vanderbilt||4:00 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|Louisiana at Tulsa||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|New Hampshire vs. Georgia Southern (Birmingham, AL)||4:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Nebraska at Oregon||4:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Hawai'i at UCLA||5:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Weber State at California||5:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Marshall at NC State||6:00 PM||ACC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|South Dakota at Bowling Green||6:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Alabama State at Troy||6:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Akron||6:30 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|#13 Auburn at #3 Clemson||7:00 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Toledo at Nevada||7:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|UNLV at Idaho||7:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|North Texas at SMU||7:00 PM||None||WatchESPN.com|
|South Carolina at Missouri||7:00 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Nicholls at Texas A&M||7:00 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|Southern at Southern Mississippi||7:00 PM||None||WatchStadium.com|
|#5 Oklahoma at #2 Ohio State||7:30 PM||ABC||WatchESPN.com|
|Chattanooga at #12 LSU||7:30 PM||SEC Network||WatchESPN.com|
|#15 Georgia at #24 Notre Dame||7:30 PM||NBC||NBCSports.com|
|Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech||7:30 PM||CBSSN||CBSSports.com|
|Montana at #7 Washington||8:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
|Rice at UTEP||8:00 PM||None||None|
|New Mexico State at New Mexico||8:00 PM||None|
|UT San Antonio at Baylor||8:00 PM||FSN||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Western Kentucky at Illinois||8:00 PM||BTN||BTN2Go.com|
|#14 Stanford at #6 Southern Cal||8:30 PM||FOX||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Minnesota at Oregon State||10:00 PM||FS1||FoxSportsGo.com|
|Utah at BYU||10:15 PM||ESPN2||WatchESPN.com|
|Boise State at #20 Washington State||10:30 PM||ESPN||WatchESPN.com|
|Houston at Arizona||10:30 PM||ESPNU||WatchESPN.com|
|San Diego State at Arizona State||11:00 PM||Pac-12 Networks||Pac-12.com|
11:00 a.m.: Irma forecast track update.
12:00 p.m.: Louisville-UNC looks like the best choice. The Cardinals looked S-H-A-K-Y against Purdue last week. Have they slipped a little, or is Purdue actually going to be decent for a change?
Oh, and there’s always El Assico.
3:30 p.m.: This could be a good time to get acquainted with conference foes. Temple plays Villanova, Tulane is at Navy, and Tulsa hosts Louisiana. You can also watch our new second-favorite team, Oregon, play Nebraska. Or you can watch TCU at Arkansas, an old Southwest Conference rivalry that gave us one of the low-key nuttiest games of 2016.
5:00 p.m. Irma forecast track update.
7:00 p.m. Auburn goes to Clemson for a barnburner.
7:30 p.m. Oklahoma goes to Ohio State for a barnburner.
8:30 p.m. Stanford goes to USC for a barnburner.
10:30 p.m. Houston at Arizona has some #Pac12AfterDark potential, as does Boise State at Washington State. Both good choices to wrap up your day, with a short break for...
11:00 p.m. Irma forecast track update.