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ACC revises COVID game policy

The ACC’s athletics directors unanimously approved modifications to the 2021-22 COVID rescheduling policy on Wednesday afternoon.

Due to the rise of COVID cases as a result of the Omicron variant, the athletics directors voted to change the policy from a forfeit to one where games that can not be played as scheduled will instead be rescheduled. If a game can’t be played or rescheduled, it will be considered a no contest.

Men’s and women’s basketball teams must have a minimum of seven available players and one coach per game. If a team has the requisite minimum participants but chooses not to play, the game will then be determined a forfeit.

The Florida State men’s basketball team is looking to make up one or perhaps both of the games it missed in the last week — Saturday’s contest against UCF at Sunrise or Tuesday’s home game with North Florida. Neither game has yet been rescheduled.

FSU (6-4, 0-1 ACC) next plays at Boston College (6-5, 1-0) on Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. (ESPNU). The Eagles were not able to play their game against Wake Forest on Tuesday night.

The ACC policy will include all winter sports.