ACC Backs Decision to Postpone FSU-Clemson Game

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Amid squabbling between two high-profile teams, the Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner showed his support for Florida State’s decision to postpone the Nov. 21 home football game against Clemson.

Two days after the game was canceled hours before it was set to kickoff, ACC commissioner John Swofford told ESPN, “At some point, you trust the medical people. … Our schools made it very clear from the beginning and continue to do so that we would be respectful of each other’s decisions during these unique times and that has been the case the vast majority of times.”

That hasn’t been the case since the Florida State medical staff’s Saturday morning decision to postpone the game. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney expressed his frustration Sunday, saying, “This game was not canceled because of COVID. COVID was just an excuse to cancel the game. I have no doubt their players wanted to play and would have played. And same with the coaches. To me, the Florida State administration forfeited the game."

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