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This appeared to be coming for a while, but the ACC announced today that there will be no athletic competition prior to September 1st.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that each of its fall Olympic Sports will delay the start of competition until at least September 1. https://t.co/t178ebE3RE— The ACC (@theACC) July 9, 2020
The delay affects multiple fall sports including soccer, cross country, and volleyball; but does not yet affect football as the earliest game involving an ACC football team is currently scheduled for September 2nd. It also does not affect the current voluntary workouts that are being allowed for several athletic programs per NCAA guideance.
This decision affects five Virginia Tech athletic programs: men's soccer, women's soccer, cross country (men's and women's), and women's volleyball.
While this hasn't affected the 2020 college football season yet, this feels like the final domino before we see a delayed start to this upcoming season, something that seems almost inevitable at this point especially after teams like North Carolina and Ohio State had to freeze their voluntary workouts yesterday due to positive COVID-19 tests.
We will have more as this story develops.