“If a team does not have the requisite number of participants, and elects not to play, the game shall be a no contest. If a team has the requisite number of participants and does not participate, the game will be declared a forfeit. This policy shall be retroactive to any results beginning with the 2021 ACC winter sports schedule.”
On Wednesday, the ACC announced that it had changed its COVID-19 rescheduling policy.
This ruling comes just days after Boston College was forced to forfeit its game against Wake Forest due to positive COVID tests within the program.
“The decision was unanimously supported by the league’s athletics directors as a result of the current rise in COVID cases and its impact on winter sport programs. If possible, games that cannot be played as scheduled will be rescheduled. If a game cannot be played and cannot be rescheduled, it will be considered a no contest.”
The conference also said that for both men’s and women’s basketball, in order to play a game, both teams must have a minimum of seven game available athletes and one coach.