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Virginia Tech returns to WVU football schedule

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:33 a.m.

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.




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