The ACC announced on Thursday afternoon that all spring sports and athletics-related activities would be suspended effective immediately.
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 ACC (@theACC) March 12, 2020
The ACC is the latest in what is a near total shutdown of sports in the United States, as well as many other places in the world thanks to COVID-19. The ACC Tournament was stopped shortly before tipoff this afternoon, and several hours later the announcement came that all sports would be halted for the time being.
Naturally, this shuts down Virginia Tech sports as well. All spring sports have been halted, and spring practice, which was scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 21, is very unlikely to begin on time. Tech’s Spring Game, scheduled to be held on April 18, is also in doubt.
On-campus and off-campus recruiting has also been shut down, so there won’t be much football recruiting news for the time being.
TSL will keep you posted if anything changes.