PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has decided to cancel all of its athletic-related activities through the rest of the school year due to Coronavirus concerns.
The ACC’s decision directly impacts the University of Pittsburgh, which is part of the conference.READ MORE: Gateway Athletic Director, Football Coach Don Holl Asks Coaches Not To Apply For Pine-Richland Job
The cancellation includes all competition and practice activities through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.
According to the ACC, it was a unanimous decision.
ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement:READ MORE: Penguins, Sabres Team Up To Host NHL's First Joint Pride Game
“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. We are particularly disappointed for our student-athletes and will continue to work with our membership to assess what is appropriate in the future.”
Update: All athletic related activities through the end of the 2019-20 academic year have been canceled. https://t.co/mABSIQSeEx
— The ACC (@theACC) March 17, 2020
The ACC suspended all athletic activities indefinitely last week.MORE NEWS: Minority-Led Businesses Take Biggest Hit Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The NCAA canceled March Madness last week as well.