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Virginia football’s Saturday game against Coastal Carolina canceled

The game would have been the team’s final home game of the season

<p>Other Virginia athletic teams are scheduled to <a href=";cv=cbox_featured"><u>continue</u></a> regular athletic competition.</p>

Other Virginia athletic teams are scheduled to continue regular athletic competition.

Virginia football’s final home game of the season against Coastal Carolina has been canceled. 

The decision was made following the shooting of five University students Sunday night. Three Virginia football players — junior wide receiver Devin Chandler, junior linebacker D’Sean Perry and junior wide receiver Lavel Davis Jr. — were shot fatally, while junior linebacker Mike Hollins was injured. Hollins underwent surgery Tuesday and is reported to be awake and alert. The additional student who was injured remains unidentified by the University. 

Suspect and student Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. was taken into custody Monday in Henrico County. Jones was previously a member of the Virginia football team in 2018. 

A decision on the team’s final regular game of the year against rival Virginia Tech has not been made yet.

Other Virginia athletic teams are scheduled to continue regular athletic competition, beginning with women’s basketball’s game against Loyola Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. In a press conference Tuesday, Head Coach Tony Elliott and Athletic Director Carla Williams said extensive counseling and support resources have been pooled for the football team.


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