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“I feel like this is the only time in my life where I can travel for a long period of time with my best friends. I was looking forward to it so much, and I was having the best experience, and I never expected anything like this to happen.”
Just a day after announcing the cancellation of remaining winter championships and spring championships due to the coronavirus, the NCAA’s Council Coordination Committee announced that it will grant another year of athletic eligibility for seniors playing spring sports this year.
ACC suspends athletics until further notice, all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships cancelled
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday afternoon that all athletics will be suspended until further notice amid the coronavirus, according to a statement.
“We were stuck in a pandemic with no one to contact at the university. Imagine 25 students crying and calling parents, trying to figure out how they will go home, how to bring everything back so quickly, how we would finish classes, how we would get our money back.”
Joining over 135 other colleges and universities, the University of Miami announced in a message Thursday, March 12 that it would move to remote learning starting March 23 until April 4.
As cases rise in the United States, several colleges are taking precautions to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. At least 180 colleges have cancelled in-person classes. Here is a running list of actions being taken by universities across the country.
“Home athletics competitions will continue without fans. This decision follows the NCAA decision yesterday to conduct the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments without fans,” the statement read.