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UNC players: Snowstorm wasn't a horrible thing

Posted February 19
Updated February 20

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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  • ClassyChapel Feb 19, 9:13 p.m.

    state college players:

    "Snowstorm or not, we SU

  • ClassyChapel Feb 19, 9:14 p.m.

    CK!!!

  • 123skipjack Feb 19, 9:14 p.m.

    WHAT A BORING ARTICLE...WRAL SPORTS EDITOR, U MUST BE EXTREMELY DESPERATE TO POST THIS...U DID KNOW ABOUT THIS RIGHT OR WERE U SLEEPING ON THE JOB?

  • vt94hokies Feb 19, 9:50 p.m.

    Why use the word Horrible? It was simply a postponed game. Nothing horrible about it.

  • Gunnstigator Feb 20, 7:19 a.m.

    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!

  • I am not who you think I am Feb 20, 7:29 a.m.

    I personally thought the snowstrom was a GREAT thing. It exposed Kiwi for the coward he is, for... View More

    — Posted by ClassyChapel

    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

  • melmika Feb 20, 7:33 a.m.

    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.

  • Honesty first Feb 20, 7:35 a.m.

    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.

  • melmika Feb 20, 7:45 a.m.

    I personally thought the snowstrom was a GREAT thing. It exposed Kiwi for the coward he is, for... View More

    — Posted by ClassyChapel

    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.

  • fbguru Feb 20, 8:29 a.m.

    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!

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