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UNC players: Snowstorm wasn't a horrible thing

Posted February 19, 2014
Updated February 20, 2014

Disappointed students who walked away without seeing the Battle of the Blues last Wednesday may disagree, but the North Carolina Tar Heels said the snowstorm wasn’t a horrible thing.

“A week off didn’t hurt us,” said James Michael McAdoo. “The game being cancelled definitely gave us time to rest and catch up with schoolwork. And off course it gave us time to be kids and play in the snow.”

And believe him, people played in the snow.

“Yes, I played in the snow, why wouldn’t I?” McAdoo said. “I didn’t go sledding because the coach wouldn’t like to hear ‘McAdoo out for the season.’”

“We went outside and threw snowballs around with the students on campus. It was a good time,” Marcus Paige said. “I didn’t think it could snow that much down here. I’m from the Midwest so I’ve seen this much snow. For me it’s no problem but I didn’t think North Carolina was capable of getting this much snow.”

The cold of that winter blast provided Carolina a chance to keep heating up, adding two more wins since the postponed game against Duke. Carolina bolstered its battle of the blues resume and has now won seven straight games.

“It gives us a little more confidence,” said Marcus Paige. “The game against Pittsburgh was a really big game for us. We taught we really got better that game.”

“You don’t have to psych yourself up, if you do, you’re not breathing,” said Coach Roy Williams. “And I know I’m alive.”

That’s for the snowstorms side effect of four games in eight days. Marcus Paige is looking at the silver lining of that storm cloud and calls this week a great preparation for next month’s ACC tournament.

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  • HEELSrocknU Feb 20, 2014

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    the state of emergency didn't stop the Pitt women from showing up. K has a few more hours to come up with a new excuse for not showing....maybe the bus overheated this time

  • Melvin Perry Feb 20, 2014
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    Me and thousands other people. But i guess you wouldn't know about having to work and drive in that kind of weather. Bless your heart.

  • sheisacoward Feb 20, 2014

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    LOL....so only UNC students partied while you were stuck, huh??

    Poor thing.

  • ClassyChapel Feb 20, 2014

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    He only really knows the weather by what his driver tells him when he peers out the curtains of his limousine.

    smh.

  • fbguru Feb 20, 2014

    The Govenor declared a "State of Emergency" but UNCheat fans still want to say Duke/Coach K were cowards?? Shows your ignorance...and makes tonights Blue Devil victory even sweeter!

  • Melvin Perry Feb 20, 2014
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    The ACC has the final say in the cancellation of the game. If you didn't noticed there was a winter storm going on at the time as people were either crashing their cars or abandoning them to get home.

  • Jackson Smith Feb 20, 2014
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    K now talks about how hard it is to play so many games in a short time. If Duke had planned better this would not have happened. I guess K did not know it was going to snow at all.

  • Melvin Perry Feb 20, 2014
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    UNC walking to the game may not have been horrible for them. But the countless other people who had to abandon their cars and walk home or spend hours in traffic due to the many accidents on the road, that made it a horrible day.

    UNC players and students who complained that the game was postponed do not understand anything about life outside of school. They wanted to put the lives of many people in jeopardy over a sporting event. in my opinion they showed their true selves of caring only about themselves as many of us were stuck in this storm as they partied away.

    And once they graduate and have a job they are going to have to travel in that kind of weather just to keep it. As well as to know when not to be out in it.

  • John Ragan Feb 20, 2014
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    exactly how did it expose Coach K since the ACC had to approve the cancellation. Last time I looked John Swofford was the commissioner and he's a former AD at UNC. If they were going to "expose " Coach K they wouldn't have allowed the cancellation.

    Try to stay "classy" ClassyChapel

  • Jeanne Gunn Feb 20, 2014
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    Last week's cancellation does make this week tougher for both Duke and Carolina, but at least the kids got to do what kids do: play in the snow!

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