Statement from ACC Commissioner John Swofford on Florida State's decision not to bring starters to the ACC Women's Soccer Championship

Nov. 4, 2010

“I’m highly disappointed in the decision Florida State made in not bringing its starters to the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship. Our league has a long and rich national tradition in women’s soccer and the integrity of our championships should never be compromised.

"FSU’s action is disrespectful to our teams, players, coaches and the fans that support the ACC. It undermines the purity of the competition that a conference championship deserves.

"The value of sportsmanship and leadership runs deep in this league and both were lacking when Florida State made the decision to not participate in good faith at the ACC Championship.

"Conference action on this matter will be forthcoming.”