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ACC, Duke officially cancel all athletic competitions and practices for 2019-20 year

Don't expect to see Duke baseball or any other spring sport back in action until 2021.
Don't expect to see Duke baseball or any other spring sport back in action until 2021.

It's official: there won't be any ACC athletic activities for the remainder of this spring.

In a release sent out late Tuesday morning, Amy Yakola, chief of external affairs for the ACC, announced that the conference will "cancel all athletic related activities including all competition and practice through the end of the 2019-20 academic year." This comes after the ACC cancelled its men's basketball conference tournament and suspended all athletic activities last Thursday.

“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," ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in Tuesday's release "We are particularly disappointed for our student-athletes and will continue to work with our membership to assess what is appropriate in the future.”

Duke Athletics spokesman Mike DeGeorge announced Duke's cancellation of all athletics events Tuesday morning as well. 

This cancellation seems like a mere formality, but makes whether or not spring athletes receive another year of eligibility a more pressing issue.

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