While the ACC has remained consistent in its decision to play football and other fall sports in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference continues to waffle some on declaring that all systems go.
According to Florida State president John Thrasher, though, presidents from around the ACC have a scheduled meeting on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., which could ultimately decide the decision on what to do with fall sports: try to play or postpone?
Florida State president John Thrasher mentioned this to the university’s board of trustees earlier in the afternoon, Thursday.
Whoa. #FSU president John Thrasher says the ACC presidents are meeting at 4:30 today, and he thinks it will be the final final decision on whether to play
— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) August 13, 2020
Thrasher is a strong advocate for attempting fall sports; however, there have already been problems and a lack of transparency surrounding Florida State’s football program.
Regardless, Thrasher told the board that he expects a “positive recognition.”
Dr. Carlos Del Rio, an infectious disease expert and part of the NCAA's COVID-19 advisory panel, on America's failure to control the raging pandemic: "I feel like the Titanic—we have hit the iceberg and we’re trying to make decisions of what time should we have the band play."
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) August 13, 2020