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With Hurricane Matthew looming, Morgan State's road game Saturday postponed

The Morgan State football team's game Saturday night at Savannah State has been postponed because of the threat of inclement weather in Georgia.

Savannah State closed today and will remain closed through Monday. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for 13 counties in the state's coastal areas, where Hurricane Mathew is expected to head. Forecasters with the National Weather Service predict strong rain, wind and flooding in the Savannah area and the East Coast.

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"Our top priority is the well-being and safety of the student-athletes, coaches, athletic staff, ancillary units and fans," MEAC commissioner Dennis E. Thomas said in a release. "As a result, we are in daily discussions with the institutions in the areas that may be impacted and we will adjust games, dates and times accordingly. We will continue to keep the public informed of potential changes."

The game between the Bears (2-2, 2-0 MEAC) and Tigers (1-3, 1-1) will be rescheduled to a later date, which has yet to be determined.

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