CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The No. 12 North Carolina Tar Heels have moved their Saturday night game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to Sunday at 1 p.m. ET in Greensboro, due to a water shortage in Chapel Hill.
The university canceled classes at 1 p.m. Friday after the town of Chapel Hill declared a state of emergency. Students on campus were told not to use water for drinking or for personal use after a water main broke earlier in the day. That was in addition to a treatment plant having to close, reportedly due to excessive fluoride in the water.
In an email to The Associated Press, team spokesman Steve Kirschner said the Tar Heels would spend Friday night in Durham, home of the rival Duke Blue Devils.
Notre Dame spokesman Alan Wasielewski said the team originally was going to fly in late Friday afternoon. Now the Fighting Irish will fly to Raleigh on Saturday morning and then take a bus for the roughly 65-mile drive to Greensboro.