FSU Athletics announces suspension of spring sports

Statement from Florida State:

Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida State Director of Athletics David Coburn announced Thursday that all FSU athletic competitions and events would be suspended until further notice.

“The ACC presidents and athletic directors, with the advice of U.S. health officials, have determined that the immediate suspension of competitions, practices and recruiting is the best course of action in response to the coronavirus threat,” said Coburn.  “We regret having to take this action, but we believe it is in the best interest of our student-athletes and fans.  Moving forward, we will continue to closely monitor all developments as they occur.”

*Information regarding the potential refunding of tickets will be made available in the coming days.

Statement from the Atlantic Coast Conference:

“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.

Statement from ACC Commissioner John Swofford:

“This is uncharted territory and the health and safety of our student-athletes and institutions remains our top priority. This decision is aimed to protect from the further spread of COVID-19.”