Many Sports Were Effected By Hurricane Ian Ke’Juan Humphries Reports

Ke’Juan Humphries

With Hurricane Ian quickly approaching Statesboro last weekend, Georgia Southern sports took a hit. Heavy rain and strong winds were forecasted to hit Statesboro on Friday. This led to the Volleyball team cancelling both games from their weekend series against the Old Dominion Monarchs. The Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams were scheduled to participate in the Mercer Gridiron Classic in Macon. The tournament was postponed due to the incoming storm. Each team released a statement.


“Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Ian, this weekend’s home volleyball matches vs ODU have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled,” said Marc Gignac, Athletics Communications Associate Director. 


“The Mercer tournament this weekend in Macon has been postponed due to Hurricane Ian. No makeup date has been announced as of yet,” said Chad Jackson, Athletics Communications Director.  


The Football team headed up to Conway, South Carolina to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Even though the game was played, Hurricane Ian still might’ve played a role in the outcome. The game was originally set to kickoff at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Due to the forecast of the hurricane, the Eagles were not allowed to travel until the morning of the game. The game ended up being pushed back to 7 p.m. The Eagles fought hard but surrendered a touchdown in the final minute and lost 34-30.