ACC Fall Sportsmanship Week To Be Held Sept. 29-Oct. 5


League and member institutions will continue sportsmanship initiative

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference will continue its sportsmanship awareness campaign by recognizing Fall Sportsmanship Week from Monday, September 29 through Sunday, October 5. ACC Sportsmanship Weeks are a campaign to emphasize sportsmanship as it relates to ACC teams, the conference and fans by designating one week 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 on official websites.

A total of 55 intercollegiate athletic events are scheduled to take place during the 2014 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 will be posted on, by the Facebook , Twitter and Instagram accounts and using #ACCSportsmanship.

Established in 2010, the ACC Sportsmanship Week initiative is a campaign to recognize and promote sportsmanship. During the 2014-15 academic year, three specific weeks have been tabbed as ACC Sportsmanship Weeks: September 29-October 5 (Fall), January 19-25 (Winter) and April 6-12 (Spring).


All fall sports (Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Volleyball) will participate.

55 total ACC events will occur during the week
5 M/W Cross Country
7 Field Hockey
7 W Soccer
16 M Soccer
14 Volleyball
6 Football

Monday, September 29
No events

Tuesday, September 30
M Soccer – Robert Morris at Pitt
M Soccer – Akron at Wake Forest
M Soccer – Appalachian State at Duke
M Soccer – North Carolina at UNC W
M Soccer – Coastal Carolina at NC State
M Soccer – Colgate at Syracuse
M Soccer – James Madison at Virginia
M Soccer – VMI at Virginia Tech
M Soccer – Ohio State at Louisville
M Soccer – VCU at Notre Dame

Wednesday, October 1
No events

Thursday, October 2
No events

Friday, October 3
M/W Cross Country – FSU (men), NC State, Notre Dame & Pitt in the Notre Dame Invitational
M/W Cross Country – FSU (women) & Miami in the Paul Short Invitational
Field Hockey – Wake Forest at Boston College
Field Hockey – Duke at Louisville
Field Hockey – Virginia at North Carolina
Football – Louisville at Syracuse
M Soccer – Duke at Wake Forest
M Soccer – Louisville at NC State
M Soccer – Clemson at North Carolina
M Soccer – Boston College at Notre Dame
W Soccer – Virginia Tech at North Carolina
Volleyball – Clemson at Miami
Volleyball – Duke at Virginia
Volleyball – Louisville at Virginia Tech
Volleyball – North Carolina at Pitt
Volleyball – NC State at Wake Forest
Volleyball – Syracuse at Notre Dame
Volleyball – Florida State at Georgia Tech

Saturday, October 4
M/W Cross Country – Clemson, Louisville & Virginia Tech in the Greater Louisville Classic
M/W Cross Country – Georgia Tech & Wake Forest in the Upstate Invitational
M Cross Country – Virginia in the Washington Invitational
Football – Miami at Georgia Tech
Football – Pitt at Virginia
Football – Wake Forest at Florida State
Football – Virginia Tech at North Carolina
Football – NC State at Clemson
M Soccer – Syracuse at Virginia Tech
M Soccer – Virginia at Pitt
W Soccer – Boston College at Syracuse
W Soccer – Clemson at Wake Forest
W Soccer – Louisville at Duke
W Soccer – Florida State at Miami
W Soccer – Pitt at NC State
Volleyball – Louisville at Virginia
Volleyball – NC State at Virginia Tech

Sunday, October 5
Field Hockey – Duke at Indiana
Field Hockey – Michigan at Louisville
Field Hockey – Syracuse at Princeton
Field Hockey – Ohio State at Virginia
W Soccer – Virginia at Notre Dame
Volleyball – Syracuse at Boston College
Volleyball – Duke at Notre Dame
Volleyball – Wake Forest at Georgia Tech
Volleyball – North Carolina at Clemson
Volleyball – Florida State at Miami