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N.C. State temporarily pauses athletic activities due to COVID-19

The Hokies open the season with the Wolfpack on Sept. 12.

North Carolina State v Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech vs. N.C. State in 2015
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As the new college football season rapidly approaches, cautious optimism remains we will have football beginning in September. However, an apparent outbreak of COVID-19 at one ACC school has caused school officials to pause all athletic-related activities.

The Hokies open the season against North Carolina State on Sept. 12, less than three weeks away.

As we witnessed with the University of North Carolina last week, these outbreaks are going to continue to be an issue as schools open their campuses to the entire student body. UNC quickly announced a plan to go online for the fall semester.

Is this a concern?

Absolutely. However, we always knew this was going to happen. You have students returning to campus who are coming from all around the world.

Now, how each school manages the next few weeks will determine if there will be a college football season or not in 2020.

Meanwhile, Virginia Tech has positive news regarding COVID-19.

Buckle up. These next 18 days are going to be wild.