NC State athletics to continue as classes move online
NC State athletics will continue as planned despite the school moving all undergraduate classes online, according to a pair of announcements Thursday.
The school announced that all undergraduate classes would move online starting Aug. 24.
That move followed the same change made by the University of North Carolina on Tuesday, in response to an outbreak of COVID-19 on campus. UNC also suspended all athletic activities for 24 hours due to concerns about the virus.
The NC State athletics department announced later Thursday that student-athletes would continue to attend online classes and could remain in on- or off-campus housing, with practices and workouts to continue “under the previously established protocols by our University, Athletics Department and local health officials.”
“NC State is progressing with the expectation to compete this Fall and will be transparent with our student-athletes and programs in the communication of our plans,” the athletics department added in the statement.
The ACC plans to hold a conference-only football season that is set to begin Sept. 12, with NC State playing at Virginia Tech in the opener.
–Field Level Media