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Virginia and Virginia Tech 9/19 game PPD; Tech to halt football for 4 days

Virginia and Virginia Tech 9/19 game PPD; Tech to halt football for 4 days

Wes McElroy
September 12, 2020 - 8:55 am
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On Saturday, Hokies and Hoos woke up with a 1 week countdown to the Commonwealth Cup rivalry game.

By the time they poured their coffee, the news came that turned the mood sour.

Below are the statements from both Virginia Tech and UVA.

 

UVA Athletic releases a statement:

UVA Football Game at Virginia Tech Postponed

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s 2020 season-opening football game at Virginia Tech, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, has been postponed. UVA director of athletics Carla Williams was contacted by Virginia Tech officials on Friday, Sept. 11 about the possibility of moving the date of the game. The two schools will work with the Atlantic Coast Conference to reschedule the game later in the season.

“These are very challenging times. We understand and respect the decision by Virginia Tech,” said Virginia director of athletics Carla Williams. “With so much uncertainty, flexibility in scheduling becomes incredibly important. I know both teams and both fan bases were looking forward to opening the season next weekend. We’ll work with the conference and Virginia Tech to reschedule.”

With an open date scheduled for the weekend after the Virginia Tech game, Virginia is currently set to play its first game of the season on Oct. 3 at Clemson.

 

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