In a show of solidarity, the ACC announced Wednesday it will honor Virginia with league-wide initiatives beginning this weekend in the wake of the shooting deaths of three Cavaliers football players.
Included among the initiatives are special helmet decals designed by the conference office. A moment of silence will be observed at all ACC home football games this weekend, and each home team will also have field signage with a "UVA Strong" graphic produced by the league office.
The "UVA Strong" graphic will also be used on video boards and with digital and social-media graphics.
Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D'Sean Perry were shot and killed Sunday night on a charter bus after returning from a class trip. Running back Mike Hollins was also shot and remains hospitalized. A fifth student, who is not a football player, was also shot and released from the hospital.
Suspected shooter Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a former Virginia football player, was arrested by police Monday. He was denied bail during his first court hearing Wednesday.
Jones, 22, faces three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding and additional gun-related charges. He did not enter a plea Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, the Cavaliers canceled Saturday's scheduled home game against Coastal Carolina. Instead, the university will hold a memorial service for the three football players Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.
No decision has been made on the season finale against Virginia Tech on Nov. 26 in Blacksburg.