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6 PM UPDATE: ACC canceling all athletics for 2019-2020 academic year

This affects all spring sports.

Sam Segreto via FSU Athletics

After initially choosing to postpone all spring athletic activities, the Atlantic Coast Conference has now made the decision to cancel all sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Following further consultation with the league’s member institutions, and after previously suspending all athletic activities indefinitely, the ACC has made the decision to cancel all athletic related activities including all competition and practice through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The unanimous decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. Each institution will continue to work in accordance with its respective university and state policies related to its individual campus decisions.

This follows with decisions to either suspend or cancel every major sporting event and league, ranging from March Madness to Wrestlemania.

“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,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford in a press release. “We are particularly disappointed for our student-athletes and will continue to work with our membership to assess what is appropriate in the future.”

Though all indications showed that this was the eventual path that the sports season would take, today’s news officially ends the seasons of Florida State baseball, softball, beach volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis and swimming and diving.

UPDATE: And now Florida State has done what we all knew was inevitable, as the school has cancelled the Spring Game:

Coach Norvell’s statement on the cancellation of Spring Game: