The ACC is set to announce a finalized plan regarding the fall college football season this afternoon.
In a meeting with the university’s board of trustees Thursday, Florida State president John Thrasher said the league will hold a meeting at 4:30 p.m. ET to come up with a “final, final” decision on playing this fall.
And yes, the expectation is that it will be a “positive” meeting, meaning the expectation is that the ACC will move forward as planned.
“I have every reason to believe it will be the final, final recognition of whether we play fall sports or not,” Thrasher said, via TampaBay.com. “I have every reason to believe it will be a positive recognition.”
In a follow-up tweet, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated added that the meeting was previously scheduled and that “there is optimism/positivity that [the] ACC will continue on current course.”
More on this ACC presidents meeting today:
– it was previously scheduled
– presidents are expecting to receive an official medical report from advisory board
– there is optimism/positivity that ACC will continue on current course
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 13, 2020
Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports added that “there’s no expectation of significant action today” and that they will simply be discussing recent medical updates from the ACC’s medical advisory group, among other topics of conversation.
Spoke to multiple sources around the ACC after seeing this. Unless something has drastically changed, there’s no expectation of significant action today. Scheduled meeting. Medical update. Etc. Medical update expected to mirror @sbjsbd story from this week. https://t.co/xPDmVEf1X1
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 13, 2020
We will be back with an update when the meeting takes place with what hopes to be good news.
Hold firm, ACC.