NC State-Virginia Tech game rescheduled after positive tests

NC State-Virginia Tech game rescheduled after positive tests



Atlantic Coast Conference foes North Carolina State and Virginia Tech will meet Sept. 26 instead of Sept. 12 because of positive COVID-19 tests among NC State athletes, the league announced Wednesday.

The move comes two days after NC State reported it suspended all athletic-related activities because of 27 positive tests within the athletic department. Not all of those who tested positives were athletes.

"We appreciate the ACC and Virginia Tech working together in partnership to move this game to a mutual open weekend," said Boo Corrigan, the Wolfpack athletic director."There's no blueprint for what we're all trying to navigate and we are grateful for everyone's collaboration to make this work."

The Wolfpack now will open the 2020 season on Sept. 19 against Wake Forest at home, then travel to Blacksburg, Va., the following week.

"The ACC created a league schedule with flexibility to adjust games if needed," NC State coach Dave Doeren said. "There are going to be times teams must adjust based on what is best for the health and safety of the players and staffs involved. This move provides our team and staff the time needed to prepare and reacclimate after pausing our practices."

--Field Level Media