The winter storm that continued to wreak havoc Thursday in the South and Northeast forced the postponement of sporting events for the second straight day.

Two men's basketball games featuring Top 25 teams were postponed — No. 13 Louisville at Temple, and No. 23 SMU at Rutgers. They were rescheduled for Friday night.

Other Division I men's games scheduled for Thursday night that were postponed include: Charleston Southern at High Point, Bryant at Mount St. Mary's, Central Connecticut State at St. Francis, Wagner at Farleigh Dickinson, Northern Kentucky at Kennesaw State, and Western Carolina at Chattanooga.

Due to snow in the Baltimore and Washington markets, live racing at Laurel Park was canceled Thursday. It was the third cancellation of the year at the central Maryland track.

Races at Aqueduct New York for Friday were canceled.

The winter storm that left the South blanketed in snow Wednesday, moved up the East Coast causing further issues.

In Baltimore, residents awoke to 15 inches of snow. Washington had nearly a foot of snow forcing the city's two main airports to close. Philadelphia has 9 inches of snow and still counting.

In Chapel Hill, N.C., snow continued to fall and the Tar Heels' three-game baseball series with College of Charleston starting Friday was postponed.

That comes one day after snow and ice forced the postponement of the rivalry men's basketball game between No. 8 Duke and North Carolina. That game was rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20 with the Atlantic Coast Conference announcing it will start at 9 p.m.

However, the 17th-ranked Tar Heels women's team did play against Pittsburgh on Thursday night. And 10th-ranked North Carolina State won at Clemson in a women's game that started three hours earlier than scheduled to help with potential travel problems.

In Columbia, S.C., the weather eased enough for South Carolina to beat Vanderbilt 65-59 in a rescheduled game from Wednesday. It was eerily quiet with only about 1,000 fans in attendance, and no pep band or cheerleaders.

In Greenville, S.C., practice for the College All-Star Bowl game featuring many of the nation's top NFL prospects was moved back Thursday, but the game is expected to go on as scheduled Friday night at Furman's Paladin Stadium.

The NBA had only two games scheduled — in Chicago and Los Angeles — and neither were affected by the weather. There are no NHL games scheduled this week because of the Sochi Olympics.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.