The British Community Cup competition, scheduled for September 19, will be postponed to a later date
BLACKSBURG – After consulting with representatives of the Atlantic Coast Conference, our colleagues at the University of Virginia, the management of the Virginia Tech campus, and Dr. Mark Rodgers, Virginia Tech Athletic’s Chief Medical Officer, made a mutual decision to move the football game between Virginia Tech. and Virginia at Lane Stadium until a later date resulting from COVID-1
Virginia Tech will stop its football breaks for four days.
Now Virginia Tech is set to open the 2020 football season on Saturday, September 26 against NC State at Lane Stadium. Updates will be provided if further changes to the 2020 schedule are considered necessary.
“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,” said the Director of Athletics. Whit Babcock. “While we share the disappointment of all those who hoped to start the football season against our rival in the country, we remain optimistic that a full ACC schedule can be played thanks to the flexibility that the current format allows. Despite this delay, our schedule is still is closely aligned with the Southeast Conference and the Big 12 football deadlines.
“We appreciate President Sands’ continued support for our student athletes and Tech Athletics as we move through these unprecedented times,” Babcock continued. “We are still optimistic about the fall Olympics by playing their schedules. In the same way, we support Dr. Sands and the campus staff as they remain committed to providing the best possible learning environment in the circumstances this semester.”
“My main concern continues to be the well-being of the student athletes on our football team,” said the head coach. Justin Font. “I hurt them because I know how much they want to compete. I also appreciate that these young men are dealing with the same stress, insecurity and anxiety as their fellow Virginia Tech students over the last few months, as their spring semester has been dramatic. Then they were forced to find a way to train on their own and to their credit they found a way to do it.
“So many people have worked so tirelessly to give us the opportunity to return to campus to train and return to the training field. For all those people who continue to make an extra effort for our student athletes, I am extremely grateful. I appreciate how many people at Virginia Tech have invested so deeply in the success of our football team and our young men. ”