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ACC Will ‘Continue to Follow Process’ Toward Playing in 2020 Despite Big Ten, Pac-12 Cancellations



The Big Ten and Pac-12 decided on Tuesday to postpone college sports for the fall of 2020, the ACC is soldering on.

The conference released a statement on Tuesday afternoon, following decisions by two of the other Power Five leagues, along with Group of Five members MAC, Mountain West Conference and UMass, to postponing playing in the fall of 2020.

“The ACC will continue to make decisions based on medical advice, inclusive of our Medical Advisory Group, local and state health guidelines, and do so in a way that appropriately coincides with our universities’ academic missions,” said the statement from ACC. “The safety of our students, staff and overall campus communities will always be our top priority, and we are pleased with the protocols being administrated on our 15 campuses. We will continue to follow our process that has been in place for months and has served us well. We understand the need to stay flexible and be prepared to adjust as medical information and the landscape evolves.”

The ACC is set to begin an 11-game season with each team — the usual 14 ACC football participants plus Notre Dame — playing 10 league games and one non-conference game, with an expected start date of Sept. 12.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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