Earlier in the week tragedy struck The University of Virginia when an active shooter situation persisted on their campus killing five students. On Wednesday, the UVA Athletic department announced that the final home football game for the Cavaliers will be canceled. According to Delaney Murray of ABC 8 News,
University of Virginia Athletics announced that the last home football game of the 2022 season — scheduled for this Saturday — has been canceled…According to U.Va. athletics, this decision was made following the shooting of five students on Sunday, Nov. 13, resulting in the deaths of Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry. All three men were members of the U.Va. football team.Delaney Murray, ABC 8 News.
This tragedy cost the lives of three of the football team members. The Cavaliers will not be playing their matchup against Coastal Carolina this weekend. As of now, their final matchup of the season, a rivalry game against the Virginia Tech Hokies, still is up in the air.
There is no doubt that even the final game of the season for the Cavaliers against their rival Virginia Tech Hokies will be a highly emotional contest, should it remain on the schedule. According to Murray, as of right now the final game in Blacksburg is still on the schedule for a week from now.
So far this season, the Cavaliers are 3-7. Our thoughts are with the UVA football family as they try to make sense of this senseless violence.