ACC Winter Sportsmanship Week To Be Held Jan. 19-25

League and member institutions will continue sportsmanship initiative

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference continues its sportsmanship awareness campaign by recognizing Winter Sportsmanship Week from Monday, January 19 through Sunday, January 25. 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 sports seasons.

At all ACC home competitions during Winter 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 its fans through releases, social media platforms and on official websites.

All winter sports (basketball, swimming & diving, wrestling, fencing and indoor track & field) will be involved. ACC schools will compete in 58 events during the 2015 ACC Winter Sportsmanship Awareness Week.

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

Established in 2010, 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).

A complete schedule of all events occurring during Winter Sportsmanship Week can be found here: