ACC Fall Sportsmanship Week To Be Held Oct. 10-16

League and member institutions will continue sportsmanship initiative

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference will continue its sportsmanship awareness campaign by recognizing 2016 Fall Sportsmanship Week from Monday, October 10 through Sunday, October 16. 

ACC Sportsmanship Weeks are a campaign to emphasize sportsmanship as it relates to ACC teams, the conference and fans during the fall, winter and spring seasons.

“Sportsmanship continues to be one of the most important values within the ACC, and through this initiative we bring its importance to the forefront,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “We’re proud of our member institutions’ continued efforts to promote and instill the values of sportsmanship throughout the year.”

At all ACC home competitions during Fall Sportsmanship Week, every league team will showcase its continued dedication to sportsmanship by participating in a pregame handshake. In addition to the teams’ efforts, the conference and member schools will highlight the initiative to fans through releases, social media platforms and official websites.

All fall sports (men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, volleyball and football) will be involved in this week’s initiative. For a listing of events taking place this week, please see

Updates on ACC Sportsmanship Week will be posted on, by the league’s Facebook , Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat accounts  and using #ACCSportsmanship. 

Established in 2010, the ACC Sportsmanship Week initiative is a campaign to recognize and promote sportsmanship. During the 2016-17 academic year, three specific weeks have been tabbed as ACC Sportsmanship Weeks: October 10-16 (Fall), January 16-22 (Winter) and April 10-16 (Spring).