VT, West Virginia set to resume series

Virginia Tech and West Virginia are set to resume their dormant rivalry.

Fans will just have to wait a little bit.

The schools announced Wednesday they will play on Sept. 18, 2021, in Morgantown, W.Va., and then again Sept. 24, 2022 in Blacksburg, Va.

“I am pleased we are able to resume the rivalry between Virginia Tech and West Virginia and have every belief that this rivalry will flourish and be good for college football,” Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said in a statement.

The two teams have met 51 times but not since 2005. The annual rivalry game when Virginia Tech left the Big East and joined the ACC. West Virginia is no longer in the Big East, either, as it is now a member of the Big 12.

The good news is the Black Diamond Trophy will be on the line when they play again. The Trophy, first awarded in 1997, refers to the region’s history with the coal industry. Virginia Tech currently has possession of the Black Diamond Trophy, and has won six of nine of them overall.