Virginia Tech returns to WVU football schedule
College Football Videos
West Virginia and Virginia Tech last played a football game in 2005. The Mountaineers announced Wednesday that the schools will resume the series with two games beginning in 2021.
The schools have met 51 times, beginning in 1912, and played every year from 1973-2005. West Virginia leads, 28-22-1. The series ended following Virginia Tech's 34-17 win in Morgantown, W,Va., in 2005, when the Hokies left the Big East to join the ACC.
West Virginia now competes in the Big 12.
WVU will host Virginia Tech on Sept. 18, 2021. The second game will be played at Virginia Tech on Sept. 24, 2022.
“I have heard from legions of Mountaineer fans, particularly those in the southern part of the state, who have expressed their strong sentiments to renew the football rivalry with Virginia Tech,” WVU athletic director Oliver Luck said in a statement. “This game is great for college football.”
WVU and Virginia Tech compete for the Black Diamond Trophy, which began in 1997, symbolizing the Appalachian region's coal history.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Jewish congregations dwindling, forced to mull viability of worship sites
- Pirates notebook: Taillon headed for surgery, Richard traded
- Ex-teammates say Kessel unfairly criticized
- New Penguin Kessel’s shot is what makes him special
- Bethel trio of siblings celebrate 150 years of marriage
- Early turnout strong for Pittsburgh’s Fourth of July festivities
- Floating homes offer ‘affordable’ option in San Francisco area
- Russian winger Plotnikov could join Penguins in August
- Pirates can’t overcome long rain delay, Indians in interleague setback
- America’s path to freedom reflected in region’s numerous historic sites
- Gorman: Barnstorming tour bigger than baseball