ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game


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Davis Whitfield, Assistant Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, has issued the following statement regarding Duke?s baseball game against Clemson on Sunday, April 20.


?Duke followed its institutional protocol regarding severe weather during Sunday?s baseball game against Clemson. After discussions with representatives from both schools, we support Duke?s handling of this situation as we would support other league institutions when following their inclement weather protocol. The safety of student-athletes, coaches and staff is a top priority for all of our league institutions.?


Duke Statements Regarding April 20 Baseball Game Vs. Clemson

Duke Department of Athletics statement on Sunday's Duke-Clemson baseball game

The Duke Department of Athletics weather policy in regards to lightning involves communication from a weather service indicating that lightning is within 10 miles of the facility. Once the communication is received and verified, the protocol mandates all participants are to evacuate the field of play and seek shelter for the required window of the warning.

Duke head baseball coach Sean McNally statement on Sunday's Duke-Clemson baseball game

"We followed our institutional protocol for inclement weather in the proper manner. When lightning is in the area, we will not put our student-athletes, coaches or staff members, nor the student-athletes or staff members from opposing schools, at risk. The safety of those involved with the game should and will always take precedent over the contest's outcome. No one wanted to finish the game more than I did; it was not an ideal way to end a very competitive series. ACC officials have stated that institutional policies and procedures are used in conjunction with league policies for all home contests throughout the regular season."

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ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
B-Meist®
Shocking***
MyBloodRunnethOrange®
Re: ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
tiger67
So, it is policy then
tiger_thom®
and tell the umpire about the the warning 4 minutes after
cuvatiger®
Hey Thom, just a friendly, unrelated reminder....
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It all depends on weather or not he used spell check
CUOrangeBlood
You caught me
tiger_thom®
Re: Hey Thom, just a friendly, unrelated reminder....
tigerag79
So Duke issued a statement defending coaches and
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Geez, thats how it works
tiger_thom®
A public show of support for athletes and coaches would
deleted
yeah, sweep it under the rug just like all the other times
WesHall
I didn't say that
tiger_thom®
I don't have a statement drawn up
WesHall
and also, it's "behind the SCENES".... not seens***
WesHall
If any of you thought the response would be different
Baltimore Tiger®
Unfortunately, Clemson waited around and didn't say
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Write the statement.
Swarley
He didn't say anything because he is afraid to.***
tphilt®
Okay, you too. Write it up like TDP should have. ******
Swarley
Fire Swoffy!***
TS_Tiger®
ACC Issues Statement : blah, blah, blah***
cuvatiger®
When there's a decision to be made between the
ashetige®
Duke's protocol? Shouldn't it be easily verifiable
clemsonun
Re: Duke's protocol? Shouldn't it be easily verifiable
clemsonun
Remember the ACC didn't even condemn the Duke timekeeper...
Tiger TC®
would imagine those folks got bonuses for that
74TIGER
Re: ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
designer tiger
Re: ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
courtenayflash1
BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS BS***
ClemsonTiger06
Re: ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
pwr333®
so text messages are official forms of safety communication?
clemsonsuzi®
They are at Clemson.***
tigersuper
and this crap will continue to happen to us
CUwRx®
this is a bunch of b.s. ......***
strike3dude
This is such BULLSH!T. I hate being in the ACC***
bertrous
they should have at least put the d@mn tarp on the field!***
gatecitytiger
Get us out of the Anti-Clemson-Conference!!!***
LILHOOD
Much ado about nothing.***
ATL PAW MAN®
Re: Much ado about nothing.***
warren®
I am sure the 25 or so kids battling to make the tournament
bertrous
Re: ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
pawpower75
Not very long. Lightning can strike miles ahead of the main
TigersAndCubs
Re: ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
Saltydog235
contradictory story from the GoDuke.com website:
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Re: ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
BowtoBowdensTigers
OK, They really need to admit they were wrong....
Tigerfan010
Re: This type of statement sounds alot like
hunter61
Re: One last thing...
hunter61
He's right: He sure finished that game...
RevDodd®
Re: ACC Issues Statement Regarding Duke Baseball Game
jimjohns3®

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