UVA shooting: Football team’s final game of the season vs. Virginia Tech canceled

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that the University of Virginia’s final game against Virginia Tech was canceled Monday because of the deaths of three football players and the injuries of two others.

The school canceled its final home game of the season last week. The game would have been played against Coastal Carolina. The program is still mourning the loss of its comrades.

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The University of Virginia honors slain football players before an NCAA college football game against Miami on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Clemson, SC.

The University of Virginia honors slain football players before an NCAA college football game against Miami on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Clemson, SC.
(AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

“The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Virginia Tech football game scheduled for Saturday, November 26 in Virginia is canceled,” the University of Virginia said in a statement. “The decision was made following communication between the Atlantic Coast Conference, Virginia and the Virginia Tech athletic department administration.

“The ACC and Virginia Tech continue to support UVA following the devastating tragedy that resulted in the deaths of three members of the Cavalier football team – Devin Chandler, LeVell Davis Jr. and De’Sean Perry, and student Mike Hollins (also) The injuries occurred. a Virginia football student-athlete) and Marlee Morgan.”

The logo of the University of Virginia is seen on the scoreboard prior to the NCAA college football game between Maryland and Ohio State on Saturday, November 19, 2022 in College Park, MD.

The logo of the University of Virginia is seen on the scoreboard prior to the NCAA college football game between Maryland and Ohio State on Saturday, November 19, 2022 in College Park, MD.
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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The game was scheduled to be played in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Hollins was released from the hospital early Monday. He was shot in the back after the incident and put on ventilator. He had many surgeries.

The student athlete was returning from a class trip when authorities say he was killed by a fellow student and former football player, later identified as Christopher Darnell Jones Jr.

A memorial service was held Saturday on the UVA campus to honor Chandler, Davis and Perry.

A memorial card and light up bracelet are placed on a seat before a memorial service for University of Virginia football players LeVell Davis Jr., De'Sean Perry and Devin Chandler at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. .  19, 2022.

A memorial card and light up bracelet are placed on a seat before a memorial service for University of Virginia football players LeVell Davis Jr., De’Sean Perry and Devin Chandler at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. . 19, 2022.
(AP Photo/Steve Helber, Poole)

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