ACC schedule takes hit because of approaching snowstorm

The Atlantic Coast Conference has moved two games involving No. 13 Virginia back a day because of forecasts calling for snow in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In Washington, the George Washington's women's basketball game against visiting George Mason has been moved to Friday at noon instead of Saturday in hopes of avoiding the heavy storm.

Up to 2 feet of snow is predicted from what the National Weather Service is calling a ''potentially crippling winter storm,'' expected to hit the Mid-Atlantic region starting Friday afternoon and continuing into Sunday.

The ACC says the Syracuse at Virginia game scheduled for noon on Saturday will now be played at 7 p.m. on Sunday. The Cavaliers' visit to Wake Forest, originally set for Monday night at 9 p.m., has been pushed back to Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Charlottesville area is under a heavy snow warning through Sunday morning, with significant accumulations expected.

As of Thursday afternoon, there had been no changes to the weekend's scheduled games involving the NHL's Capitals and NBA's Wizards.

The Capitals are supposed to host the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. The Wizards are to play a home game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday.