After canceling the ACC Tournament earlier today, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced this afternoon that all athletic activity has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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."
"The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.”— The ACC (@theACC) March 12, 2020
Statement from ACC Commissioner John Swofford:— The ACC (@theACC) March 12, 2020
“This is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority. This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of COVID-19.”
In the statement, the ACC includes the suspension of not only spring sports but also recruiting, practices, and athlete participation in upcoming NCAA Championships, all of which are expected to be postponed.
We will have more as this story develops and encourage you to stay up with the CDC and your state's Department of Health for information regarding the coronavirus outbreak.