Sept. 11, 2001
Tallahassee, Fla. –
“Representatives of each of the nine ACC schools just completed a conference call with ACC Commissioner John Swofford,” said Wilson. “Commissioners from each of the conferences conducted a call earlier in the day. The ACC has suspended athletic competition through at least Thursday. This includes postponing Thursday’s NC State vs. Ohio and Virginia vs. Penn State football games. Florida State has postponed volleyball and soccer contests scheduled during that time.
“Conference calls are scheduled for Wednesday between all the athletic conferences and later tomorrow between all ACC schools. No decision has been made on the status of Saturday’s football games. However, if those games are not played on Saturday as scheduled they will be postponed and will be played later in the season as schedules permit.
“Our primary concern is doing what is right and appropriate in the face of this terrible tragedy. In addition, we will be guided by the safety concerns of our student-athletes and fans attending the game.”