Another tropical storm threatening Florida has yet again impacted the Bethune-Cookman football team.
Per Action Network College Football Insider Brett McMurphy, the Wildcats had to travel 12 hours by bus to Mississippi ahead of its game on Saturday at Alcorn State amid the expected landfall of Tropical Storm Nicole.
“Hard luck Bethune-Cookman impacted by a hurricane for 2nd time this year. Ian displaced the Wildcats from Daytona Beach for 3 weeks before they could return home,” McMurphy wrote on Thursday. “Because of Nicole, B-CU forced to take 12-hour bus ride Tuesday to Jackson, Miss. They play at Alcorn State Saturday.”
The Wildcats held practice at Jackson State after receiving an invitation from Deion Sanders.
The Wildcats were previously affected by Hurricane Dorian in late September which ripped through its Daytona Beach campus and displaced the team for three weeks. BC-U, according to head coach Terry Sims, had to live out of hotels and could not work out at their own facilities.
“Players have shown great resiliency through it all, BC-U quarterbacks coach Mike Canales said in response to the tweet. “Coach Terry Sims has been a true champion & leader under difficult situations.”