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DURHAM, N.C. – In conjunction with an announcement today from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke University announced Tuesday the cancellation of all athletic events and practices through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.

The cancellation applies to all athletic competitions and practices for the health and safety of all who are essential to these activities. Duke had previously announced the suspension of all athletics events for the foreseeable future.

Duke University and Duke Athletics will convey additional information, when available, via its social media channels and

Statement from ACC Commissioner John Swofford:

“Our top priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes as well as our fans, communities and the overall well-being of others during these uncharted times. We are particularly disappointed for our student-athletes and will continue to work with our membership to assess what is appropriate in the future.”