It’s not our normal beat — and we’re not establishing a precedent.
But potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma has already scrambled the sports landscape across the Sunshine State.
Here’s a sample:
_ The Miami Dolphins home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday has been moved to Nov. 19.
_ The Jacksonville Jaguars are traveling to Houston to play the Texans in a game that will be heavy in Hurricane Harvey recovery.
_ The University of Miami has canceled its away game at Arkansas State.
_ Florida State and the University of Florida have moved up evening home games to noon on Saturday.
_ The University of Central Florida will play Memphis on Friday.
_ Florida International won’t play its home opener Saturday against Alcorn State, but there is chatter that the game may be moved to a different location — Birmingham — on Friday.
_ Florida Atlantic University is canceling classes at the Boca Raton campus, but the football game at Wisconsin is on.
_ The University of South Florida is in talks with UConn about contingency plans for Saturday’s contest.
_ The Florida State League, high-A minor league, has canceled its championship series, where co-champs will be named from the winners of the divisional playoffs on Wednesday.
_ The AA Southern League hasn’t announced any changes to its playoffs, where the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are to host Pensacola Blue Wahoos this weekend.
_ The Miami Marlins are on the road this weekend, in Atlanta, with staff and players’ family members allowed on the trip.
_ The Tampa Bay Rays are to be in Boston this weekend, but have delayed their departure so players can make plans for their families.
_ Miami-Dade, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties have canceled all athletics for the rest of the week.
_ Broward County has moved football games Friday to Wednesday.
_ Orange, Polk, Manatee, Volusia and Seminole counties rescheduled football games from Friday to Thursday.
— By Jim Turner.