A Virginia rivalry game at Virginia Tech scheduled for Nov. 26 has been canceled as the school continues to mourn the three Cavalry football players killed in a Nov. 13 shooting on campus.
Cavaliers previouslyagainst Coastal Carolina after Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Shawn Perry were fatally shot by the former Virginia football player while returning from a work trip. A fourth player, Mike Hollins, underwent two surgeries after being injured and was released to the hospital on Monday. Another student, Marley Morgan, was admitted to the hospital and was discharged.
Chris Jones, who has been identified as the lone shooter, faces multiple felony charges.
“They’re really just trying to process everything that’s happened and all the questions I’ve gotten have been, for the most part, ‘OK coach, how are we going to move forward? What is the next step in this process,” he said. Virginia coach Tony Elliott, November 15. “I think the guys are on their way to healing, but it will take some time. Our approach is to keep them together for as long as possible to make sure we’re watching them. because nothing can prepare you for this situation and we just want to be there to support the guys.”
The cancellation of the Commonwealth Cup will interrupt the series of annual matches since 1970 and end the respective seasons of both programs. Virginia ends Elliott’s first season 3-7 while Virginia Tech finishes 3-8, with his final game coming in Week 12 in a 23-22 win over Liberty.