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ACC delays start of fall sports until Sept. 1

The U of L sports season will start (at least) a little later than usual.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 02 Notre Dame at Louisville Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The ACC has announced that no fall sports will begin competition for the 2020-21 athletic season until Sept. 1.

The delay in competition includes all exhibition and non-conference games in the sports of men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.

The decision was unanimously approved by the ACC Board of Directors.

ACC institutions will continue with their respective return to competition protocols in anticipation of a fall season. Any rescheduling of contests will also be determined by each school.

The league continues to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on fall schedules and competitions with the understanding that there may be future changes, and that the priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes.

Seasons for these sports at U of L typically kick off in the final two weeks of August.

Here’s hoping we get a fall season of sports, regardless of when it starts.