Virginia Tech and NC State will have to wait one more week to kickoff as the Wolfpack see increase in positive tests.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Virginia Tech- Nc State game that was originally scheduled for September 12th matchup will be delayed until September 26th.
This decision made by the conference comes In the wake of the three new COVID clusters that have appeared on NC States’ campus. Due to those clusters, the ACC stated that there will have to push the date of the game back as the increase of positive tests in athletes must be followed by a subsequent quarantining period.
The September 12th matchup was initially set as the starting date of the Hokies ACC-only 2020 season. With their matchup against NC State now rescheduled, Tech will take on Virginia in a battle for the Commonwealth Cup in a week-one rivalry game. Last season, the Hokies lost the matchup for the first time in 15 years, falling to the Cavaliers 39-30. With this impactful game now being moved to the season opener, the impact of this week-one matchup could make or break either team’s entire season.
For NC State, their season schedule will see some alterations as well. In week one, they will kick off against the Wake Forest Deamon Deacons on September 19th. The following week will see their rescheduled game against NC State commence, followed by a road game against the Duke Blue Devils.
There have been no further mention of any other games that will need to be rescheduled in the ACC, though all week-one dates may be subject to change as campuses welcome back students.