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February 12, 2014

Ice, snow storms force schedule changes in sports

ATLANTA —

The winter storm and icy conditions moving through the South is causing teams to postpone games scheduled for this week.

The men's basketball game between Vanderbilt and South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., that was scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed until Thursday. South Carolina officials announced the delay, citing the safety of the teams, staff and fans.

South Carolina officials consulted with the Southeastern Conference about the postponement. No time has been set for the Thursday's contest.

Virginia women's basketball team had its game at Georgia Tech moved from Thursday to Friday. Virginia officials say the game was postponed due to weather-related travel concerns.

However, Wednesday night's men's game in Atlanta between Boston College and Georgia Tech will be played as scheduled.

Atlantic Coast Conference policy states a game should be postponed or canceled only if the conditions affect the safety of the teams or game officials. The Boston College team arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon

Georgia Tech officials are advising fans to attend the contest only if they can walk to the game. The university issued a statement saying the university "strongly discourages" fans to come if they are not within safe walking distance of the arena.

Gamecocks coach Frank Martin brought his family with him to practice Wednesday so they wouldn't be in their home should his neighborhood lose power.

"My son is shooting baskets right now," he said of 6-year-old Christian. "I might put him in at practice."

Vanderbilt arrived Tuesday and is staying at a nearby hotel until Thursday's game can be played.

"I really feel bad for them because they have a game Saturday" at 1:30 p.m., Martin said.

Martin said if it were up him and Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings, the teams would've done anything possible to play. But Martin understood the hazards playing may have meant for fans and those working at South Carolina's 18,000-seat arena.

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