Bullock’s BBQ made it, Dickie V was stuck at RDU.
The Great Snowpocalypse of 2014 caused the game between North Carolina and Duke to be postponed. Oh my goodness, what next?
“Duke’s bus is not able to get to their campus to pick up the team in time to be able to make the trip to Chapel Hill so we can’t play this evening.” Says UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham. “The safety of the teams and officials is the number one priority and this was the best decision to make at this time. Coach Williams, Coach Krzyzewski, (Duke AD) Kevin White and I will be on the phone with the ACC and make a decision as to when to play the game as soon as possible.” - UNC AD Bubba Cunningham
UNC was bummed because students were going to be allowed to sit in the lower seats and the atmosphere would have been more dare I say, Cameron-like. My complaint with the Smith Center is that it should have been designed like that in the first place. It is officially the Dean Smith Student Activity Center, but I digress.
ACC rules are that if both teams and officials can make it to the game site, the game will be played. Two weeks ago in Atlanta during the ice storm, UNC ran into the same situation. The game against Georgia Tech was played, but not televised and people were encouraged not to go to the game unless they were on campus or could walk. As we have also heard, UNC had to take MARTA and walk to their hotel, and the game was played.
So Duke will now play this Saturday vs. Maryland, Tuesday at Georgia Tech, makeup game at UNC at 9 on Thursday, then Syracuse at home next Saturday. UNC will host Pittsburgh on Saturday, at Florida State on Monday, Duke on Thursday, and then Wake Forest on Saturday at Chapel Hill.
I didn’t have a problem with the game being postponed, the weather was brutal and people were being stranded on the roads, maybe making the decision sooner rather than later.
It is only a basketball game.