Virginia Tech-N.C. State Football Game May Be Postponed Per Reports

Virginia Tech-N.C. State Football Game May Be Postponed Per Reports
Tim Thomas

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Aug 25, 2020

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After N.C. State announced yesterday that all athletic activities have been temporarily halted due to a surge of COVID cases in their athletics programs, WRAL Sports Fan's Joe Giglio is reporting that Virginia Tech's season opener against the Wolfpack may be postponed two weeks.

The report says that the game, currently scheduled for September 12th, could be postponed to September 26th which is the first bye week for both teams. The report also adds that there is a cluster of cases connected with an apartment complex in Raleigh where many freshman football players are living.

Contact tracing and mandatory self-quarantines that would follow in accordance with health officials and ACC policy could make fielding a full team difficult for the Wolfpack depending on the number who may have to.

If that were to happen, it would make Tech's September 19th game against rival Virginia their season opener and give Tech 10-straight games before a bye as currently scheduled. That would definitely not be an ideal setup though as we know, there are plenty of things that are unpredictable about the upcoming season anyway.

There's no doubt that this is a delicate situation with kickoff set for 18 days from today and plenty of unknowns given how it's unclear who and how many may have to go into quarantine. However, this is definitely a situation worth monitoring in the coming days.

8/26 Update

Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Virginia Tech-N.C. State has indeed been postponed two weeks from September 12th to September 26th.

If this is accurate, this would mean that as currently-scheduled, Virginia Tech will open the season against rival Virginia at Lane Stadium on September 19th. Additionally, Tech now has 10-straight weeks of games before having a bye week during the week of Thanksgiving.

We will have more as this story develops.