Hurricane Harvey is making landfall in East Texas, shortly after becoming a Category 4 storm.
Area Division I football programs have taken precautions.
Houston, whose campus is closed, has relocated practices to the University of Texas, where former UH head coach Tom Herman is in charge now. UH will attempt to return after the weekend.
Houston AD Hunter Yurachek credits Texas AD Mike Perrin. 'Without hesitation he said absolutely.' Perrin is from Houston. #HurricaneHarvey— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) August 25, 2017
Houston AD Hunter Yurachek said @UHCougarFB received offers from Baylor, SMU and TCU to use their facilities— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) August 25, 2017
Sam Houston State’s Sunday night home game against fellow FCS top-10 team Richmond has been postponed, with no makeup yet scheduled.
Rice is on the road, playing Stanford in Australia on Saturday night. Head coach David Bailiff commented on the situation back home, saying Rice’s campus has proved safe in hurricanes.
David Bailiff on how the Owls are handling the news of Hurricane Harvey while in Sydney. pic.twitter.com/th3HfoaChm— Rice Football (@RiceFootball) August 25, 2017
Texas Southern is also on the road, at Florida A&M, playing in the first Division I game of the year. TSU’s campus released early on Friday.
Houston Baptist and Texas State don’t play until next weekend, but all campus events are canceled this weekend.