Game postponed not due to snow
ESPN flashed on their ticker during the 6 p.m. SportsCenter that the game between Notre Dame at North Carolina will be played on Sunday instead of Saturday.
The reason for the rescheduling of the game is due to a water main break affecting the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area. WRAL Television reported on their website Friday afternoon that a flouride problem was spotted in the northeast part of town at their water filtration paint and was therefore not safe for the locals to drink. Even all ice cubes that were frozen inside people’s freezers had to be melted after 11 a.m. local time on Friday as a safety precaution.
The state of emergency could last until well past the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
As for the game that was originally supposed to tip off at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday at the Dean Smith Center, instead it will be played Sunday at 1 p.m. Eastern time in Greensboro on ESPNEWS. This way, it will not conflict with everyone’s ability to watch Super Bowl LI in Houston–sure hope a lot of people have either bottled water or lots of canned soft drinks on hand and ready to go.
Sure hope everyone on the UNC campus survives as best they can, since having running water is something we all take for granted–both for cooking and bathing/showering.