High profile games postponed due to major New England blizzard

Updated Tuesday, January 27 at 12:50 a.m. Eastern Time

As expected, many schools throughout upper New England have shut their doors due to their state governments declaring States of Emergency.

The list is expected to grow–but when I first posted this blog at 5:50 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, these are the games that have been pushed back:

DePaul at Providence in the Big East, scheduled to play in Providence on Tuesday night. That game has tentatively been moved to Thursday afternoon, with a 2 p.m. Eastern tip on Fox Sports 1.  Wednesday is booked because the Dunkin’ Donuts Center welcomes rock legends Fleetwood Mac for a concert.

One school that did not fly interestingly enough was Seton Hall.  CBSSports.com reported that the school’s traveling party refused to fly and instead took a bus several hours through some icy covered roads from Indianapolis to Milwaukee so they could play at Marquette on Wednesday night.

Michigan State at Rutgers in the Big Ten–scheduled for Tuesday night, will be made up on Thursday at 6 p.m. Eastern on BTN.

One game still on at the time I revised this blog is in the ACC:

Louisville at Boston College, scheduled for Wednesday night.  Problem is, Boston is supposed to get upwards of 2 to 3 feet of snow, and that does not include the blowing and drifting that will take place along the shorelines of the Atlantic Ocean.  If BC cancels classes, I am 99.9 percent certain they might have to push back the game for emergency resources to help clear the streets in and around campus.

Other games to keep a brief eye on include:

Tuesday–St. Joseph’s at LaSalle, 7 p.m. Eastern.  Philadelphia could be getting 9 to 12 inches by the time this Nor’Easter storm passes through.

Wednesday–Albany at Vermont

New Hampshire at Maine

Northeastern at Drexel

Rhode Island at Fordham

I will be back again sometime on Tuesday afternoon with any other updates as I look for them on CBSSports.com and other key sports websites.

For those reading this blog in New England, take cover and please do your best to stay safe–and I surely hope your power stays on long enough to enjoy other college basketball action.

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