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Thrasher expects ACC presidents will give fall football green light in today’s meeting

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Florida State president John Thrasher told the school’s Board of Trustees on a call on Thursday that the ACC’s presidents will meet at 4:30 p.m., one in which he expects the league will push forward with fall football.

“I have every reason to believe it will be the final, final recognition of whether we play fall sports or not but I have every reason to believe it will be a positive recognition,” Thrasher said.

Athletics director David Coburn said the ACC’s COVID-19 advisory group has consulted with cardiologists at Duke and Emory to discuss the growing concerns over myocarditis.

“Their conclusion is that we should be able to manage the risks and play,” Coburn said. “It’s not going to be easy, it’s not going to be cheap but that it is in their view doable at this point. And that may well change day to day hour to hour.” 

Coburn said four fall sports teams are practicing – football, volleyball, soccer and cross country – to prepare for their upcoming seasons. The NCAA has yet to decide about whether it will hold Division I championships in fall sports like volleyball, soccer and cross country with a number of major conferences postponing their seasons.

FSU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have been working out in small groups or in 1-on-1 situations. Those seasons are expected to begin in November in the ACC, although schedules have not been set.

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