According to Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente, the program not only received positive tests for COVID-19 among players, but VT also placed certain players in quarantines due to contact tracing.
None of the 14 student-athletes who tested positive required hospitalization.
"These are very challenging times".
"I appreciate the quick reaction taken by the ACC and the willingness of Duke University to reschedule this game", said UVA athletic director Carla Williams. "With so much uncertainty, flexibility in scheduling becomes incredibly important". The two schools will work with the Atlantic Coast Conference to reschedule the game later in the season.
The heavily anticipated rivalry game between Virginia Tech and Virginia scheduled for next week has been postponed because of "COVID-19 issues", the school said in a statement on Saturday. Both Duke and UVA had open dates on September 26.
UVA had been scheduled to open this week against VMI, but that game was scuttled when the Southern Conference, of which VMI is a member, moved its football season to the spring of 2021.
Reigning Coastal Division champion Virginia is set to open its season at Clemson on October 3 now. The Hokies will pause football activities for four days. "I hurt for them because I know how badly they want to compete".