Following the cancellation of the ACC Tournament and March Madness, the ACC has announced that all athletic activities are immediately suspended.
“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.”
Due to concerns surrounding the widespread health risks related to COVID-19, Virginia Tech athletics, in conjunction with the @theACC and @virginia_tech, has suspended all athletic related activities, effective immediately -— HokieSports (@hokiesports) March 12, 2020
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You can read the full press release here.
Students were away on spring break when confirmed cases began to speed up throughout the US. First, the school extended spring break before eventually moving all classes online for the rest of the semester.
To stay up to date with the latest information here are a few helpful links:
- Official updates on Covid-19 from Virginia Tech.
- Hokie Sports activities and announcements.
- Updates from the State of Virginia.
- The World Health Organization and the CDC.
These are serious times and drastic actions have been taken to try to slow the spread of virus. Gobbler Country will continue to bring you updates on Virginia Tech athletics news as well as content related to Tech sports and Hokie alumni. Stay safe out there Hokies!