Virginia and Virginia Tech call off game after player dies

Virginia canceled its rivalry game against Virginia Tech that was scheduled for Saturday after three football players were murdered on campus just over a week ago.

The university announced the cancellation Monday night, a day after a nearly two-hour memorial service to remember Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry.

The three student-athletes were fatally shot Nov. 13 after a field trip to see a play in Washington. Mike Hollins, also a Virginia football player, and student Marlee Morgan were injured.

University of Virginia football coach Tony Elliott speaks during a memorial service for three slain University of Virginia football players

Authorities say a former member of the Virginia football team, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., began shooting at students on the bus as it pulled into a parking lot on campus. A witness told police the shooter targeted specific individuals and shot one while he was sleeping, a prosecutor told the court last week.

Jones, 23, faces second degree murder and other charges stemming from the shooting. He is currently being held without bail.

Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis, Jr. and D'Sean Perry were all killed in the shooting.
Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis, Jr. and D’Sean Perry were all killed in the shooting.

Virginia also canceled a game against No. 23 Coastal Carolina last Saturday.

Neither the Cavaliers nor the Hokies have anything to lose by choosing not to play.

New York Post

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