ACC fall 2020 Olympic sports to delay competition until at least Sept. 1

Men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey and men’s and women’s soccer will join volleyball as the ACC sports affected by the decision to delay the start of competition..

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced last week that each of its fall Olympic sports will delay the start of competition until at least Sept. 1.

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 decision allows each campus to further focus on ensuring return to competition protocols are in place to facilitate the resocialization process.

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 will continue 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 the student-athletes.


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