- Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer
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Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
Parker and Ward were shot and killed while doing a live broadcast for WDBJ-7 on Wednesday.
The decal features the No. 7 and a maroon and teal ribbon. Ward graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011. The maroon color on the decal symbolizes his ties to the Hokies. Teal was Parker's favorite color.
There will also be a moment of silence before the game.
"It's extremely important that the families and loved ones of Allison Parker, Adam Ward, and WDBJ-TV, know that we stand united with them through this painful time," Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said via WDBJ. "My heart is absolutely broken for the Parker and Ward families, and my prayer is that they gain strength and peace through the support and love of this community."