The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday that it will delay the start of fall Olympic Sports competition until at least September 1, marking the first official move by a power five conference to alter its scheduling due to COVID-19.
According to the ACC, this delay includes all exhibition and non-conference games men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. This decision was unanimously approved by the conference’s Board of Directors.
This ruling does not affect West Virginia football’s season opener on Sept. 5 against ACC opponent Florida State.
While the ACC is the first major conference to make a major ruling on its fall season, it is not the first Division I conference to make such a decision. On Wednesday, the Ivy League announced there would be no athletic competition until the end of the fall semester.