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AD Scott Stricklin: All Florida players safe, Swamp avoids serious damage after Hurricane Irma

The Swamp Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
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Florida’s players and staff are safe and its facilities escaped major damage after Hurricane Irma passed through Gainesville, Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin and the school announced Monday.

Although some signs were knocked over at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the stadium itself did not sustain any significant damage. By Tuesday morning, the turf staff (@GatorTurfStaff) was already busy lining up the goalposts behind the end zones.

Portions of the golf course and lacrosse facilities, however, remain under water.

On Tuesday, the SEC announced that Florida’s game this Saturday against Tennessee would be played as scheduled. The situation was assessed after Hurricane Irma passed.

 

Florida had to cancel last week’s matchup with Northern Colorado due to Hurricane Irma’s approach.

RELATED: Tennessee’s Butch Jones on Florida game: ‘We fully anticipate playing in Gainesville’

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