“After consultation with officials of the Atlantic Coast Conference, mutual transfer to move the football game between our counterparts at the University of Virginia, campus leadership at Virginia Tech, and Dr. Mark Rogers, Chief Medical Officer for Virginia Tech Athletics The decision has been made. In a statement at Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium stems from COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech.
Schedule alert 🗓
Tech’s competition vs. UVA postponed, now preparing to open season vs. NC State on 9/26.
– Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) September 12, 2020
Virginia Tech also said that it would stop football activities for four days.
The Hokies are now scheduled to play their first game against NC State on September 26; That game was previously postponed from September 12 due to an increase in coronovirus cases in the Wolfpack Athletic Department.
The Cavaliers’ first game will be in Clemson on October 3.
“Safety, as well as the physical and mental well-being of these young men and women who care for their families, is our top priority,” Virginia Tech Athletic Director White Babcock said in a statement. “While we share the disappointment of everyone who expects to start the football season against our in-state opponent, we remain optimistic that the current ACC football schedule played to the flexibility of the current format can go.”