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ACC Delays Start Of Fall Sports

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The ACC has announced that fall sports games and exhibitions will be delayed until at least Sept. 1.

Press Release

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that each of its fall Olympic Sports will delay the start of competition until at least September 1. The decision allows each campus to further focus on ensuring return to competition protocols are in place to facilitate the resocialization process.

The delay in competition includes all exhibition and non-conference games in the sports of men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.

The move affects six exhibitions/scrimmages and seven regular season contests across four UofL sports.

The decision was unanimously approved by the ACC Board of Directors.

ACC institutions will continue with their respective return to competition protocols in anticipation of a fall season. Any rescheduling of contests will also be determined by each school.

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.

This is obviously another sign that we shouldn’t get our hopes up for college football to start on time, but it’s worth noting this decision doesn’t impact football.

As of now, college football programs can still practice and the season opener is set for Sept. 2.

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