ACC Fall Sportsmanship Week To Be Held Oct. 19-25

League and member institutions will continue sportsmanship initiative

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference will continue its sportsmanship awareness campaign by recognizing 2015 Fall Sportsmanship Week from Monday, October 19 through Sunday, October 25.

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.

“We’re proud of our ACC member institutions’ commitment to sportsmanship, not only during the upcoming week, but throughout the year,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “It remains a priority in the ACC, and we will continue to highlight and emphasize its importance to our teams and fans.”

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.

A total of 39 intercollegiate athletic events are slated during the 2015 ACC Fall Sportsmanship Awareness Week. All fall sports (men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, volleyball and football) will be involved.

Updates on ACC Sportsmanship Week are periodically 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 2015-16 academic year, three specific weeks have been tabbed as ACC Sportsmanship Weeks: October 19-25 (Fall), January 18-24 (Winter) and April 4-10 (Spring).

OCTOBER 19-25, 2015

39 total home ACC events will occur during the week
3 Field Hockey
8 W Soccer
6 M Soccer
15 Volleyball
7 Football

Monday, October 19
No events

Tuesday, October 20
No events

Wednesday, October 21
Volleyball – Notre Dame at Louisville

Thursday, October 22
W Soccer – Louisville at Virginia
W Soccer – Pitt at Duke
W Soccer – Clemson at NC State
W Soccer – Notre Dame at North Carolina
W Soccer – Wake Forest at Boston College
W Soccer – Miami at Syracuse

Friday, October 23
M/W Cross Country – Notre Dame at the Illini Open
M/W Cross Country – Syracuse at the John Reif Memorial
W Cross Country – Boston College at the Central Connecticut State Tri-Meet
Field Hockey – North Carolina at Wake Forest
M Soccer – Boston College at Clemson
M Soccer – NC State at Syracuse
M Soccer – Louisville at North Carolina
M Soccer – Virginia at Virginia Tech
M Soccer – Notre Dame at Wake Forest
Volleyball – Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
Volleyball – Pitt at Duke
Volleyball – Boston College at Miami
Volleyball – North Carolina at Georgia Tech
Volleyball – NC State at Clemson
Volleyball – Notre Dame at Virginia
Volleyball – Syracuse at Florida State

Saturday, October 24
Field Hockey – Syracuse at Duke
Field Hockey – Boston College at Virginia
Football – Duke at Virginia Tech
Football – Florida State at Georgia Tech
Football – Clemson at Miami
Football – NC State at Wake Forest
Football – Virginia at North Carolina
Football – Boston College at Louisville
Football – Pitt at Syracuse
M Soccer – Duke at Pitt
Volleyball – Pitt at Wake Forest
Volleyball – Louisville at Virginia

Sunday, October 25
Field Hockey – Central Michigan at Louisville
W Soccer – Notre Dame at Duke
W Soccer – Florida State at Virginia
Volleyball – Boston College at Florida State
Volleyball – North Carolina at Clemson
Volleyball – NC State at Georgia Tech
Volleyball – Syracuse at Miami
Volleyball – Virginia Tech at Duke