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All Athletics Competition Canceled for Spring

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“We are particularly disappointed for our student-athletes and will continue to work with our membership to assess what is appropriate in the future,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford ’71. (Grant Halverson ’93)

The Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday canceled all competition and practice for the spring semester due to the growing threat from the COVID-19 virus.

“Each institution will continue to work in accordance with its respective university and state policies related to its individual campus decisions,” a statement from the league said. “Our top priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes as well as our fans, communities and the overall well-being of others during these uncharted times,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford ’71. “We are particularly disappointed for our student-athletes and will continue to work with our membership to assess what is appropriate in the future.”

Cancellations at Carolina include an international field hockey event, the annual Rammys awards program, the spring football game and a rowing invitational.

Also at Carolina, the men’s and women’s basketball museums will be closed indefinitely.

“We must take this worldwide health crisis seriously — and we must continue to make the health and safety of our students, coaches, staff, fans and visitors our priority,” said Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham. “These are challenging times for all of us, and it is important to make smart, consistent decisions to do all we can to lessen the spread and impact of COVID-19. We want everyone to stay safe.”


 

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