Virginia Tech announced this morning that the Hokies' men's basketball game at North Carolina this Wednesday has been postponed due to the VT MBB program entering COVID protocols.
Virginia Tech's trip to North Carolina is postponed as the #Hokies are in COVID protocols.— Tim Thomas (@TimThomasTLP) December 27, 2021
Would assume the home game against Pittsburgh on New Year's Day is likely in danger of postponement also https://t.co/aL9MjxFXzu
This is the first postponement for the Hokies during the 2021-22 men's basketball season. This comes as players are returning from a holiday break of sorts during the midst of a COVID surge nationwide due to the fast-spreading Omicron variant that fortunately appears to also be not nearly as severe as previous COVID variants.
Given the tight turnaround, Virginia Tech's New Year's Day home game against Pittsburgh also appears to be in great jeopardy of being postponed. Tech is also scheduled to host N.C. State on January 4th though that may be enough time for the Hokies to get through the COVID protocols and return to basketball. If not, Tech's next basketball game may not be till January 12th at Virginia.
Finding a date to reschedule this game between VT and UNC may be largely dependent on other dates opening on both calendars. There could be a window on Monday, January 10th as the Hokies have no Saturday game on the weekend of January 8th and would get two days between that game and their trip to UVA on the 12th. That date would also come two days after UNC's game against UVA on the 8th with the Tar Heels not having a midweek game currently scheduled for that week at the moment though that's purely speculation at this time.
We will have more as this story develops.