While Cardinals’ travel plans change, Tech-Louisville still a go

Despite a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service, Georgia Tech’s game with Louisville on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion was expected to be played as scheduled as of Friday afternoon.

The weather has caused at least one significant alteration, though. Louisville, which had planned to fly to Atlanta on Friday, made plans to stay overnight in Louisville and will fly down Saturday morning. Obviously, the change gives the Cardinals a much tighter window to be on-site for the 2 p.m. tipoff. Also, Tech closed its campus at noon Friday.

By ACC policy, the primary factor that would cause a game to be postponed or canceled is the ability of teams, game officials or event management staff to safely get to and from the competition site.

The weather service’s winter storm warning, which was to go into effect at 4 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday, forecast two to four inches of snow and accumulations of ice and sleet. With hazardous road conditions expected, the weather service advised people to travel only for an emergency and to use extreme caution.