Weiszer mug

Blog: UGA-Vanderbilt hoops game still on despite winter weather

Game on.

That’s the decision made this morning after Georgia and SEC officials consulted about tonight’s men’s basketball game in Athens against Vanderbilt.

The game will still be held as scheduled at 7 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum, but won’t be televised because a crew couldn’t get to town for the CSS broadcast due to road conditions.

While Atlanta is experiencing gridlock and drivers have been stranded on icy roads, Athens didn’t get it so bad even though the university and area school districts are closed for the day.

Still, public safety officials are urging residents to stay off the roads.

Vanderbilt’s team spent the night in Greenville, S.C, after being unable to drive out of Atlanta after flying there from Nashville. So the team flew to Greenville and is driving to Athens this morning.

Georgia coach Mark Fox was urging students to still come out to the game tonight. Students will be admitted free of charge for tonight’s game.

“Students, ATL is a straight up mess w/this weather,” Fox tweeted this morning. “It’ll be tough for fans from there 2come. You can make &we need you to be the DawgNation.”

The Alabama-Auburn game scheduled for tonight was postponed until Thursday night due to winter weather in that state. The Atlanta Hawks home game against Detroit  has been postponed so former Bulldog Kentavious Caldwell-Pope won’t be playing in his home state tonight.

The SEC offices in Birmingham are closed for the day as the winter storm has crippled parts of the Deep South.

Georgia is reminding fans to use extreme caution getting to and from the game tonight.

 

Follow marcweiszer

marcweiszer

Josh Murray engaged on The Bachelorette. Hines Ward wins Dancing With the Stars. Next will be a former UGA player winning The Voice.

3 hours ago