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ACC rearranges schedule as COVID-19 hits Virginia Tech

College football scheduling is easily mocked for scheduling non-conference games almost 20 years in advance. The ACC is showing that all of that time is unnecessary, quickly acting with just a week’s notice to rearrange multiple games on the Sept. 19 slate.

Virginia and Virginia Tech were scheduled to kickoff the season next weekend on ABC in primetime with the Commonwealth Cup. A rash of positive COVID-19 cases on Virginia Tech’s campus have forced the Hokies to postpone the rivalry game, most likely not meeting until December.

The postponement left a large gap in the schedule for the Cavaliers. Instead of waiting until Oct. 3 to open the season, the ACC moved up Virginia’s meeting with Duke from Nov. 14 to Sept. 26.

Conference officials must be flexible this fall. The two early ACC switcheroos show that it’s possible. Now, what in the world is happening at Virginia Tech? A look at how much the Hokies’ schedule has changed:

  • Original schedule: Play Liberty last week, then Penn State today
  • Second Schedule: Open the season vs. NC State today
  • Third Schedule: Open the season vs. Virginia next week
  • Final Schedule: Open the season vs. NC State in two weeks, Sept. 26

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for ACC rearranges schedule as COVID-19 hits Virginia Tech



  1. UKinIN
    12:31 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    The say a rash of cases on campus but doesn’t mention football players or staff testing positive. The “bubble” idea is to keep the kids playing protected. If there aren’t positive cases in the football program this action is ridiculous.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      1:05 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

      I guess it’s only a semi-bubble if they’re going to on-ground classes. I dunno.



  2. KYJelly
    2:23 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    I feel like 2-3 weeks into the season, we are all going to be wondering either “why did they even try to play?”



    • KYJelly
      2:24 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

      – either



    • mashman 93
      3:36 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

      Baseball got through it so why can’t college football?



    • 4everUKBlue
      6:50 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

      Most likely because of lockdown II, which has been all but promised by Bill Gates. Why he has a say in anything is beyond me.



  3. J. Did
    3:37 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

    It is a virus. You will either get it …or you will die from something else…having avoided it.



    • 4everUKBlue
      6:52 pm September 12, 2020 Permalink

      Even if you die from something…ANYTHING else your death will still be coded as a coronavirus death.