In an unprecedented move in the history of the conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference has announced a suspension of operations that will include a suspension of competition, practice and recruitment in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The move included a banning of all participation in NCAA championships before the NCAA announced that it will cancel all winter and spring championships Thursday afternoon.
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."
“This is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority” ACC commissioner John Swofford announced in a statement. “This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of COVID-19”
The ACC noted that the decision was made in consultation with presidents and athletic directors of the member leagues.
Obviously this is a developing situation, but it appears that, with the cancellation of the Hockey East tournament, the NCAA Championships and the ACC suspending activity, the BC athletic season is over, at least for now.