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Atlantic Coast Conference Suspends All Athletic Related Activity

Ban includes competition, practice and recruiting

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 04 ACC Women’s Tournament - Wake Forest v North Carolina Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

“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.