A couple hours after the Big Ten and Pac-12 voted to official postpone fall sports in 2020 — most notably football — the ACC released a statement. For the time being, the ACC is prepared for a fall football season, in theory at least.
The ACC will continue to make decisions based on medical advice, inclusive of our Medical Advisory Group, local and state health guidelines, and so in a way that appropriately coincides with our universities’ academic missions.
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.
Dr. Cameron Wolfe, the ACC’s top medical advisor, sees a path for mitigating risk and a safe 2020 football season. The ACC and SEC seem committed, for now, to continuing on with a fall football season. The fifth and final Power Five league — the Big 12 — is reportedly ready to continue with football, too.
Statement from the ACC: pic.twitter.com/9lBY5h8jNy
— The ACC (@theACC) August 11, 2020