"We have to make sure everyone's safe," he said.
The Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball game between Stetson and USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C., was also moved from Thursday night to Monday night.
Football practices Wednesday for Friday night's College All Star Bowl for draft-eligible seniors at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., were cancelled.
The region's NBA teams were all out of town and far from the storm Wednesday except for the Orlando Magic, who are hosting the Memphis Grizzlies. The forecast for Orlando, though, was 81 degrees.
No NHL games are scheduled to be played as the league took three weeks off during the Sochi Olympics.
It's the second time in three weeks a winter storm has disrupted the Southeast. Areas from Texas to the Carolinas had slick roads, tens of thousands were without power, and a wintry mix fell in many areas. The Mid-Atlantic region also was expected to be hit as the storm crawled north and east.