ACC suspends all athletic activities


GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – MARCH 11: Tevin Mack #13 of the Clemson Tigers reaches for a rebound against the Miami Hurricanes during their game in the second round of the 2020 Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

(WSPA) – The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic activities effective immediately.

โ€œThe 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,” the ACC revealed in a statement Thursday. “The decision was made following consultation with the leagueโ€™s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.โ€

ACC Commissioner John Swofford said the decision was necessary given the unique circumstances surrounding the health crisis.

โ€œThis is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority,” said Swofford. “This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of COVID-19.โ€

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