Originally listed as a Sept. 19 game that year, Weaver said it will now be that Monday, Sept. 7, part of the ACC”s television deal with ESPN to play games on Labor Day night.
In 2015, Tech and Ohio State in Lane Stadium will be Monday Night Football, per Jim Weaver.— Tech Talk LIVE! (@VT_TTL) August 26, 2013
Tech has twice played on Labor Day before. The Hokies lost to Boise State 33-30 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to open the 2010 season. They beat Georgia Tech 20-17 in overtime in Blacksburg to start last season.
Virginia Tech travels to Ohio State in 2014. In addition to the Buckeyes, the Hokies also play Furman and at East Carolina in 2015. Tech still needs a fourth non-conference opponent that year.
Weaver also said that he couldn’t divulge which school he’s in negotiations with to replace Wisconsin on the schedule in 2016-17, although he said when it’s announced, “nobody will be complaining.”