The Michigan Wolverines have canceled their 2020-21 home-and-home football series with the Virginia Tech Hokies, the school confirmed on Thursday.
The cancellation or postponement of the Michigan-Virginia Tech series appeared imminent after Arkansas State recently scheduled a game at Michigan for the same date as the Hokies game in 2020.
According to the UM release, Michigan will pay Virginia Tech a $375,000 cancellation fee.
The Michigan-Virginia Tech series was first announced back in 2013. Michigan was scheduled to host Virginia Tech in Ann Arbor on Sept. 19, 2020 and then travel to face the Hokies in Blacksburg on Sept. 11, 2021.
As a result of the series cancellation, Michigan has moved up their home game in 2021 against the Washington Huskies by one week. Washington and Michigan will now meet in Ann Arbor on Sept. 11 instead of Sept. 18.
This is the second high-profile home-and-home football series that Michigan has canceled in the last two years. Back in 2016, the Wolverines canceled a 2018-19 series with Arkansas in order to schedule games against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Michigan payed Arkansas $2 million for that cancellation.