The revamped ACC 2020 football schedule has been tweaked once again, before the teams have even stepped onto the field this season.
The Sept. 12 game between NC State and Virginia Tech, which was scheduled to be the season opener for both teams, has been postponed due a COVID-19 outbreak amongst the Wolfpack.
The game between the Wolfpack and the Hokies has been re-scheduled for Sept. 26, which was a mutual day off for the teams.
NC State announced on Monday that it was pausing all athletics training due to several clusters of positive tests on campus, including 27 positive tests within the athletic department.
“Based on the information available to us, we are making the necessary and swift decision to pause athletic-related activities until we have additional information,” Wolfpack athletic director Boo Corrigan said. “We will continue to work with all appropriate parties to evaluate the most responsible path moving forward and will provide further details when available.”
The school had previously announced that it was transitioning to all-online learning on Aug. 20, a move that came after over 500 students required isolation.
It’s not clear when NC State will resume football practices, and how much lead time would be required for them to be able to start their season. The team’s season opener will now be Sept. 19 against Wake Forest. Pitt is scheduled to host NC State on Oct. 3.