The game, which was rescheduled due to complications between the SEC Network and ESPN, is set to be played against the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Thursday, Sept. 1. The university stated Tuesday morning that all students classes will be canceled.
“I believe that everyone involved in the ongoing collaboration that led to this logistical conclusion feels good about the fact that we were able to meet our collective priority to not interrupt the academic schedule on that Thursday. We look forward to the exciting opportunity to represent our conference on the SEC Network to open the 2016 season on the first night in September,” said Athletic Director Dave Hart in an email.
The University added an additional day at the end of fall semester to keep the same amount of school days in their academic schedule.