Cavalier fans will get their first chance to see the 2021-2022 UVA basketball teams in a little over a month.

The Virginia basketball program announced that the Pepsi Blue-White Scrimmages for the men’s and women’s basketball teams will take place on Saturday, October 16th at John Paul Jones Arena. The scrimmage is taking place for the first time since 2019, as there was no scrimmage in the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The exact times for the scrimmages will be released once the Atlantic Coast Conference confirms the kickoff time for the UVA homecoming football game against Duke on that same day.

The women’s basketball scrimmage will take place first before the men’s basketball scrimmage. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no opportunity for fans to meet the student athletes following the conclusion of the scrimmages as in years past.

The event is free admission and the gates and John Paul Jones arena will open one hour before the beginning of the first scrimmage.