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