Virginia Tech and West Virginia will renew their rivalry beginning in 2021. The battle for the Black Diamond Trophy has not been played since 2005, but Jim Weaver and WVU athletics director Oliver Luck reached an agreement to begin the series anew.
The Hokies and Mountaineers will play in Morgantown on September 18, 2021. The return trip to Blacksburg will take place on September 24, 2022. In 2021, Tech will face Michigan and West Virginia in back-to-back games.
Since the Black Diamond Trophy was introduced in 1997, Virginia Tech has won six of the nine meetings with West Virginia. However, the series was stopped after the 2005 game, which Tech won easily 34-17 in Morgantown.
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