Hokies Wrestling vs NCSU for 1/21 cancelled, ruled a VT forfeit

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Thursday that Virginia Tech's wrestling match at NC State scheduled for Friday night in Raleigh has been cancelled due to multiple Tech student-athletes being unable to compete.

Per current ACC policies, the match will be ruled a forfeit. The Hokies are scheduled to resume action at Pitt on Friday, Jan. 28.

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Tech's biggest ACC dual of the meet cancelled due to COVID. There are 6 weeks left in the season, yet the ACC wrestling policy doesn't allow for a reschedule. Total BS.

I know we would have been underdogs, but this ruling will basically end any possibility of the ACC Dual title. Truly an unfair ruling of policies between the revenue and non-revenue sports.

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Well that sucks.

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The ticket cancellation email from NC State didn't mention COVID at all, they just made it sound like we wussed out because of the snow or something.

"Due to a decision within the Virginia Tech Wrestling program, NC State's wrestling match on Friday, January 21st has been cancelled."

They are of course only offering ticket exchanges.. for UVA or UNC :/

WTF is this? Every other sport that's had multiple players out in basketball or football was conveniently postponed. Why the hell does the ACC have a different policy on a sport by sport basis?

NC State refused to reschedule so Tech was forced to forfeit the match. Coach Pop oranged out trying to preserve his guys rankings. Tech coaches are not happy.

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Fuck Matt Ryan NC State!

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Interesting development. It seems that the culprit was not Coach Pop but the NC State AD. This makes more sense to me since Pop surely understands the importance of this dual to ACC wrestling.

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NC State was mad that they couldn't close out down the stretch on the court so they decided to take the easy win on the mat

I propose that next year's home dual against NC State be Orange Effect ๐ŸŠ

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Wow, that tanks the season.

I am not sure what to do with my hands now

Feel bad for the wrestlers on both sides as they had to have had this match marked on their calendars all year.
Moreso, isn't this gonna hurt guys like Bryce Andonian who might not wrestle enough matches to qualify for the NCAA's?

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Doesn't matter. Probably who finishes top 3 at 149 at the acc tournament will get a automatic tourney bid

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Nice... thanks APrimusHokie BA should be able to make it then

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Always feels good when trophies are won on the phone lines and not the field of play, huh

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Would really like to dispute that if its a covid + no reschedule that sucks. If we've got enough wrestlers not making weight that we didn't even travel that's embarrassing especially for a top 10 program.

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No way this was ever a weight issue!

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The weather and weight issue stuff is some crazy bullshit some of their fans made up. You don't get a much better source than Devin Carter and when it's supported by guys with connections like Pat Mineo I'm going to go with them. A COVID outbreak doesn't make Tech look bad, it makes the ACC look bad because they couldn't reschedule the most important wrestling match of the year.

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Yeah I wouldn't listen to ncsu 247 article. None of what they said is true. Its a slander piece against our program

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They come back to haunt me once again
And though my mind is somewhat jaded
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Tonight, it's a Hunter's Moon

247 Local - A slander piece - Say it isn't so /s

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Cory Smith is more of an internet troll rather than an actual reporter. Take anything he writes with a grain of salt.

I just know trent hidlay is a punkass and I hope bolen destroys him at the acc tournament to go 4-1 against him

Though my memories have faded
They come back to haunt me once again
And though my mind is somewhat jaded
Now, it's time for me to strike again
Tonight, it's a Hunter's Moon

A patented Bolen rideout is in order.

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Lets get the ACC Championship and put some dudes in the NCAA...let's go

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I wonder what happened to change minds

It must have been my snarky tweet at the NCSU AD!

Just to clarify, this is a NON-conference dual meet. The forfeit still counts.

That makes it far less cool from a title standpoint, but it is what it is I suppose. At least they will get to compete.

so...why? They are competing against each other in a rescheduled event and I thought that the conferences had ruled that covid related cancellations wouldn't be forfeits (or was that only for basketball?)

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Virginia Tech was missing a bunch of wrestlers, including a number of starters, for COVID but it wasn't enough to meet the threshold the ACC set for a cancellation. NC State refused to reschedule so Tech decided to forfeit instead of travel with a depleted lineup.

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HELL YES

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