GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference continues its sportsmanship awareness campaign by recognizing Fall Sportsmanship Week from Monday, October 28 through Sunday, November 3. 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.
“The ACC is proud of its commitment to upholding the values of sportsmanship," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “We thank our member institutions for their collective support in emphasizing the importance of sportsmanship through this initiative.”
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 its fans through releases, social media platforms and on official websites.
A total of 47 intercollegiate athletic events are scheduled to take place during the 2013 ACC Fall Sportsmanship Awareness Week. All fall sports (men’s soccer, women’s soccer, cross country, field hockey, volleyball and football) will be involved.
Updates on ACC Sportsmanship Week will be posted on theACC.com, theACC on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram tagged with #ACCSportsmanship.
Established in 2010, ACC Sportsmanship Weeks is a campaign to recognize and promote sportsmanship. During the 2013-14 academic year, three specific weeks have been tabbed as ACC Sportsmanship Weeks: October 15-November 3 (Fall), January 20-26 (Winter) and April 7-13 (Spring).
A complete schedule of all events occurring during Fall Sportsmanship Week can be found here: