Posted: 6:48 pm Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.: Tech-UNC will be played, no TV 

By Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, college basketball, ACC, North Carolina Tar Heels

Brian Gregory’s Yellow Jackets are 11-9 (2-5, ACC) ahead of Wednesday’s matchup against North Carolina. (AP)

Wednesday night’s ACC game between Georgia Tech and North Carolina will be played.

Conference policy dictates that, so long as both teams and game officials can safely make it to the arena, the game will be played. The game is scheduled for  7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. The game is at or near sellout status, but the school is encouraging ticket holders not within walking distance to stay home.

“Given the incredibly unforeseen and unique set of circumstances over the last 24 hours in Atlanta, playing this game was a hard decision and one not arrived at without great thought,” Tech director of athletics Mike Bobinski said in a statement. “We sincerely regret that the weather conditions won’t allow a majority of our fans to attend the game. Due to the readiness of our opponent, our game officials and numerous event support staff, we believe that playing the game tonight, as scheduled, is our very best option.”

The game won’t be telecast, however. It was scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN2, but safety concerns for the television crew led ESPN to cancel the broadcast. Fans can hear the game on 106.7 FM. It can also be viewed online on espn3.com. The Tech website will also transmit the radio broadcast at ramblinwreck.com/allaccess/.

Ticket holders who do not attend the game will be credited for the face value of their ticket for any Tech regular-season home game in the future. The Tech ticket office can be reached at 1-888-832-4849.

North Carolina arrived by plane into Atlanta around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. The Tar Heels team, eschewing a bus ride on the gridlocked interstate, took MARTA to its hotel. The last members of the traveling party reached the hotel around 1:45 p.m. The Tar Heels made it to McCamish for its day-of-game shootaround Wednesday afternoon.

19 comments
jackeee
jackeee

yep game is on espn3  your internet everyone

jackeee
jackeee

one tv station (not in GA) is saying efforts are being made to get the game on espn3


TruthSpeaketh
TruthSpeaketh

This game should have been postponed! Good job ACC and GT!


gaweatherboy
gaweatherboy

GEMA now says emergency travel only thru noon Thursday. ACC making a huge PR mistake here. Full ticket refunds, not credit, should be the minimum ticket holders should receive if they choose not to go.

cfoster2312
cfoster2312

Wow! What a reckless decision to move forward with this game.  The Governor shuts down the State, tells everyone to stay off the roads, GT campus is closed, Hawks game is postponed and the ACC thinks it appropriate to hold a sporting event inviting students, fans, employees out into a "State of Emergency." 

The statement on the GT website calls out dangerous conditions on and around campus yet the “the only reason a game should be postponed and/or cancelled is if the conditions affect the safety of the teams or game officials involved. Provided the teams and officials are able to make it to the arena safely, the game will be played.”  A dangerous decision to put these kids at risk, not to mention all those supporting the game (employees and fans). ...this is "wreckless"

BleedingGold
BleedingGold

Game is still on as of now, but ESPN2 has canceled their brodcasting of the game.  That sucks.

GTBee
GTBee

Close to selling out?  OMG.  What - 60% will be local UNC fans?

EmoryEagles
EmoryEagles

Ugh I have tickets, live in the Highlands, and have all-wheel drive.  If the game is still played, what to do, what to do...

Yellerbug
Yellerbug

Go Tech!  Beat the Tar out of the Heels!  Everyone be safe out there on the roads!


I'm glad our president reassured us last night that Global Warming was a fact---looking forward to the day that we don't have to deal with this cold weather and snow anymore.

UncleMike
UncleMike

I will be empty, or maybe they can invite all the people stuck on the roads into a warm building!

unfairlybannedforlife
unfairlybannedforlife

Awaiting game.  Plan on doing some fishing today and then the pool.

These are the times we're glad we are in south FL right now.

Yes...PLAY ON!

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

Sure wish they would reschedule for Thursday.  No way I can make the drive up from Augusta tomorrow.

KenAJC
KenAJC moderator

yikes. thanks, super.

SupersizeThatOrder-mutt
SupersizeThatOrder-mutt

Ken, check your days and times.  You said, "as of Wednesday afternoon," and it's still Tuesday, and you said that more information would be released Monday morning, which was yesterday.

Jim70
Jim70

Sitting in the islands with espn2 service. play on.


Go tech, chance to beat UNC.   they have great players but not playing as a team.  we can do this.

BleedingGold
BleedingGold

@TruthSpeaketh Tech has no choice in the game being played.  This is all the ACC.  Do you actually believe the school decides whether the game is played or not?