‘This is uncharted territory’: ACC suspends all athletics due to the coronavirus
This includes all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships
ROANOKE, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced it is suspending all “athletic-related activities” in light of the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a statement, ACC commissioner John Swofford said, “This is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority.”
The announcement came around 3 p.m. on Thursday, just hours after the ACC announced the cancelation of the remainder of the ACC tournament, naming Florida State the champion.
Statement from the Atlantic Coast Conference:— The ACC (@theACC) March 12, 2020
“The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice."
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