Late on Saturday night/Early on Sunday Morning, the Virginia Tech Hokies official twitter account tweeted that next week’s Miami-VT game would be in primetime on ABC.
WE'RE GOING TO MIAMI— VT Football (@VT_Football) October 29, 2017
8 pm on ABC - next Saturday#StartJumping ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/cICO5qC2Rz
UPDATE: this game information was confirmed in a tweet from University of Miami Athletic Director Blake James on Sunday morning.
7-0 next up #BeatVTech Saturday night 8:00. Hard Rock Stadium will be rocking. #LetsGoCanes— Blake James (@CanesAllAccess) October 29, 2017
It was also tweeted by Deputy Director of Athletics Jenn Strawley
VTech @ Miami - 8pm on ABC— Jenn Strawley (@JennStraws) October 29, 2017
Primetime football game for @univmiami homecoming weekend #UFamily #packHardRock
This was even further confirmed by the Canes Football twitter account on Sunday morning
BIG ONE Saturday against Virginia Tech— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 29, 2017
8 PM kickoff on ABC pic.twitter.com/MH8uMSmdoJ
This fits for this game and these teams. With a combined record of 14-1, Miami and VT are the top teams in the ACC’s Coastal Division. This game is a defacto ACC Semi-final game, with the winner in control of their own destiny to win the Coastal Division.
We’ll update this piece when the official announcement from The ACC and/or ESPN is made, but the fact that VT’s official twitter account tweeted this leads me to believe that this is the correct kick time and TV coverage.
Late edit: This game information was confirmed by Susan Miller Degnan of The Miami Herald in this report.
Additionally, if this is the correct game information (and it was tweeted by VT and subsequently reported by Miller Degnan and doubly confirmed by UM AD James, so I feel comfortable saying that it is), then I fully expect Miami to break out the “Miami Nights”/All-black/Murk Squad unis for this week’s game. Forget what those look like? Good thing I love you and I have pictures for you right here. (all images from Adidas)
Big game on deck. No matter when it is, you better find yourself at Hard Rock Stadium to support The U.