Duke-North Carolina among games postponed by weather
FEB 12, 2014 6:13p ET
The next chapter in college basketball's most storied rivalry will have to wait.
The game has been rescheduled for Feb. 20.
The National Weather Service had issued warnings for 95 of the 100 counties in North Carolina, but as of 4 p.m. ET, UNC had not postponed, sending an email to media members saying that the game would still be played at 9:10 p.m. as scheduled.
"ACC policy states that we should play the game if the teams, officials and games operations staff can safely get to the arena," Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said. "As of right now, we believe that those critical personnel will be able to get here. We distributed approximately 6,000 student tickets before today and we will be able to get more students in the building once we see how many people with tickets actually attend the game. Seats that go unused by season ticket holders will be filled by students."
That changed at 5:45 p.m., when North Carolina's official account tweeted that the game had been postponed, making it just one of a number of events impacted by the weather.
Boston College-Georgia Tech's game in Atlanta was also pushed to Thursday despite both teams being in town. They will now play at 5 p.m. ET to accommodate Boston College's travel. The game will air on FOX Sports South.
"Once we figured out that it would be really hard for us to get our essential people there, like (scoring) table staff and medical staff and security and stuff like that, we didnât want to produce a game that wasnât going to have all of those professional people there," senior associate athletic director Ryan Bamford told the 'Atlanta Journal-Constitution.'
Meanwhile, South Carolina pushed its game against Vanderbilt to Thursday and the Atlantic Sun moved Stetson-USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. from Thursday night to Monday.
The U.S. Women's National Team was slated to play an exhibition against Russia at the Georgia Dome on Wednesday night, but that too has been pushed to Thursday.
"After thorough discussions, we decided the best course of action was to delay the match considering the challenges our fans would likely encounter due to the snow and icy conditions," said U.S. Soccer Director of Communications Neil Buethe.