Virginia Tech’s v-Virginia season opener on September 19 was postponed due to “COVID-19 problems” at Virginia Tech, the school announced Saturday.
“After consulting with Atlantic Coast Conference officials, our counterparts at the University of Virginia, campus leadership at Virginia Tech, and Dr. Mark Rogers, Chief Medical Officer for Virginia Tech Athletics, a mutual decision was made to move the soccer game between Virginia Tech and Virginia at Lane Stadium at a later date resulting from COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech, ”Virginia Tech said in a statement.
Schedule Alert 🗓
Tech vs UVA contest has been postponed, now set to open the season against NC State on 9/26.
̵1; Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) 12 September 2020
Virginia Tech also said it would suspend football activities for four days.
The Hokies will now play their first game on September 26 against NC State; that game had previously been postponed from September 12 due to an increase in coronavirus cases in the Wolfpack athletic ward.
The Cavaliers’ first game will be on October 3 in Clemson.
“The safety, as well as the physical and mental well-being of these young men and women entrusted to our care by their families remains our top priority,” Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said in a statement. “While we share the disappointment of all those hoping to start the football season against our rival in the state, we remain optimistic that a full ACC football program can be played thanks to the flexibility that the current format allows.”