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UVA-Va Tech football game will not be played in 2022

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Virginia Cavaliers football team is still dealing with the unthinkable tragedy that has rocked its program. As a result, the Cavaliers have canceled their rivalry game with the Virginia Tech Hokies.

The Hokies have been a support for the Cavaliers during this difficult time. Their social media accounts have shown support for their rivals.

Virginia Cavaliers head coach Tony Elliott speaks during a memorial service for three slain football players at John Paul Jones Arena on campus
Tony Elliott speaks during a memorial service for three slain football players at John Paul Jones Arena on campus (Photo by Mike Kropf-Pool/Getty Images)

After speaking with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the two schools decided not to play this season finale.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech. It is not clear if the 2023 version will resume at Virginia Tech or be moved to Virginia, as originally scheduled.

The Cavaliers had to cancel their final two games following the shooting deaths of three of its football players. Mike Hollins, also a part of the football program, was released from the hospital on Monday.

Hollins was one of two survivors in the shooting by former football player Chris Jones. Hollins had to undergo multiple surgeries in his recovery from the shooting.

We do not have much information on the other survivor. We do know that her name is Marlee Morgan.

A witness believes that the players were targeted by Jones. D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler, and Level Davis Jr. were killed by Jones in the shooting.

Neither team is Bowl eligible under their respective first-year head coaches. The Hokies are 3-8.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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