Atlantic Coast Conference To Postpone All Athletic Events Through Thursday
Sept. 11, 2001
Greensboro, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Tuesday, Sept. 11, thatall intercollegiate athletic events though Thursday, Sept. 13,involving ACC member institutions, will be postponed in light of therecent national tragedy. The events affected include both the OhioUniversity at NC State and Penn State at Virginia football gamesscheduled for this Thursday night. The Ohio-NC State game has beenrescheduled for Saturday, November 24, at 1:00 p.m. The date for thePenn State-Virginia game has yet to be determined.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic events of this morning,” said ACCCommissioner John Swofford. “All nine ACC member institutions are inagreement that the next couple of days should be a time for reflectionand prayer for the families of those who are involved in this tragedy.Our concerns are for the safety of our participants and fans, both intravel and in assembly, and respect for the aftermath of these terribleevents. We will continue to seek advice and counsel from our schoolsand state, local and national authorities in regards to other futurescheduled events.”
Commissioner Swofford has scheduled a conference call with leagueofficials on Wednesday (September 12) to continue discussions concerningfuture ACC athletic events. The ACC will have an announcement Wednesdayevening concerning this weekend’s athletic events.