Storm forces Miami practice indoors

Updated: August 25, 2012, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The looming threat of Tropical Storm Isaac is already affecting the Miami Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes moved Saturday's practice 35 miles north to the Miami Dolphins' indoor facility. University officials have closed campus through Monday because of the storm, which is expected to bring high winds and several inches of rain Sunday and Monday.

Miami opens its season at Boston College on Sept. 1. The university said decisions on the week's practice schedule would depend on what happens with Isaac.

Florida International also has closed through Monday. FIU's football team wasn't scheduled to practice this weekend, though the school canceled a Sunday women's soccer match with Morehead State.

Hurricane watches and warnings are posted for parts of Florida, including the Tampa area, where the Republican National Convention starts Monday.


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