Florida State week could also become Hurricane Matthew week.
UM officials met around 7 a.m. Tuesday to discuss their plan for the storm, which is expected to affect South Florida on Thursday.
They did not postpone school activities, including practices leading up to Saturday’s game. The 10th-ranked Hurricanes host the 23rd-ranked Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium (8 p.m., ABC).
UM Athletics Director Blake James said Monday evening the school was “monitoring” the storm and did not plan to make changes to its schedule. He did not return a message Tuesday morning.
The Dolphins, who host the Tennessee Titans at 1 p.m. Sunday, are bracing for the “uncertainty” of the storm.
National Hurricane Center analysts say Matthew will be a Category 3 storm when it reaches South Florida, with sustained winds of 74 to 119 mph. The eye of the storm is tracking east of the U.S. coast, though South Florida should be prepared.
As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the NHC projected Miami-Dade County had a 40 to 70 percent chance of feeling at least tropical storm force winds (one minute at 39 mph or greater).
Matthew reached Haiti as a Category 4 storm at 7 a.m. Monday, bringing heavy rains, flash floods, mudslides and destructive waves. It is expected to weaken slightly as it moves north through the Caribbean, but still remain a major threat.
The NHC said tropical storm and/or hurricane watches are likely Monday for portions of the Florida peninsula and the Keys.
The last major hurricane to hit Florida was Hurricane Wilma on Oct. 24, 2005. With winds of up to 130 mph, Wilma caused $20.6 billion in damage and was blamed for at least 61 deaths, 35 as a direct result of the storm. Parts of the state were without power for two to three weeks afterward.
The Hurricanes postponed their game against Georgia Tech until the following month. That was the fourth and most recent time a Miami home game was delayed because of a storm.
Hurricane Frances pushed back the 2004 season opener against Florida State by four days. Hurricane Irene delayed Temple’s 1999 visit by three months. In 1998, Hurricanes Georges created one of the most memorable games in UM history.
That storm caused Miami and No. 3 UCLA and Miami to delay their Sept. 26 game. When they finally met Dec. 5, the Hurricanes stunned the Bruins, who were still ranked No. 3 and anticipating a Fiesta Bowl berth. Running back Edgerrin James set a school record with 299 rushing yards and scored his third touchdown with 50 seconds left to give UM a 49-45 win, breaking UCLA’s 20-game win streak.