(WRIC) — The ACC and Atlantic 10 are among the list of conferences to cancel their basketball tournaments Thursday.
STATEMENT FROM ATLANTIC 10 COMMISSIONER BERNADETTE V. McGLADE
“The A-10 has made a decision to discontinue play as a result of the Covid-19 virus. Given the rapid spread of the virus, this decision was supported by the Athletic Directors and Presidents’ Council. These are uncertain times for sure, and we feel tremendous empathy for the student-athletes who will not have the opportunity to finish competing. However, the welfare of the student-athletes and the public is of utmost importance.”
ACC STATEMENT ON CANCELLATION
“Following additional consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors, and in light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19, the Atlantic Coast Conference will immediately cancel the remainder of the 2020 ACC Tournament. For NCAA Tournament automatic qualification purposes, Florida State will represent the league as the ACC Champion. We are disappointed for our student-athletes, schools and fans to have to make this decision; however, the overall health and safety of all involved is the priority.”
Other conferences to cancel their tournaments: AAC, Big 12, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Big West, Conference USA, MAC, Pac-12, SEC, Southland, SWAC, Sun Belt, WAC.