Pitt/ACC Suspend Athletic Related Activity

'This decision was made with one priority in mind—the health and well-being of our student-athletes'

Andrew Limberg
March 12, 2020 - 3:53 pm
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The ACC and Pitt is suspending all athletic related activities in wake of the spreading COVID-19 virus.

In a statement the Atlantic Coast Conference said:

“The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.”

“This is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority. This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of COVID-19,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke says in a statement:

“This decision was made with one priority in mind—the health and well-being of our student-athletes. We are very cognizant of the disappointment that may be felt by our young people who worked and prepared so hard for their seasons. However, this is an unprecedented circumstance and we must prioritize safety and responsibility in our response to it. The decision to indefinitely suspend all competition, practices and recruiting is one we fully support. Our administrators, staff and coaches will remain actively engaged with all of our student-athletes, ensuring their well-being during this time of suspended athletics activity and distance learning.”
 

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