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The ACC has a timetable for a decision on fall sports

ACC commissioner John Swofford makes a Friday statement concerning the current climate as the world still deals with COVID-19.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences have made their decision concerning fall sports. The ACC will wait and make its decision later this month as to how it plans on navigating its way through the fall season with COVID-19 still a very real and present danger.

ACC commissioner John Swofford released a statement which says the league is going through various scenarios as to how the fall sports season would look like and he expects the ACC Board of Directors will finalize a decision near the end of the month.

The Big Ten announced on Thursday that it will limit fall sports competition to just conference games. The Pac-12 followed suit on Friday. There have been reports the ACC will adopt a similar plan for the fall. But Swofford's statement says no announcement will be made until "late July".

Obviously in the Palmetto State, a conference-only schedule for either Clemson or South Carolina would mean the first time since 1908 that the annual battle for bragging rights on the football field would be cancelled for 2020.