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ACC postpones fall sports until at least Sept. 1

Field Level Media
10 Jul 2020, 02:40 GMT+10

The Atlantic Coast Conference will delay the start of the fall sports season until at least Sept. 1.

In a conference statement on Thursday, the ACC said the move applies to all exhibition and non-conference games in men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball.

The first football game involving ACC teams is scheduled for Sept. 2, when North Carolina State is set to visit Louisville.

The move was made as colleges nationwide figure out how to hold classes and participate in sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"The decision allows each campus to further focus on ensuring return to competition protocols are in place to facilitate the resocialization process," the ACC statement said.

The ACC Board of Directors unanimously approved the move.

"The league continues to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on fall schedules and competitions with the understanding that there may be future changes, and that the priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes," the ACC said.

On Wednesday, the Ivy League announced it was suspending all sports until at least Jan. 1.

--Field Level Media

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