Virginia Tech football announced on Friday that the Hokies’ season-opener vs. West Virginia will be moved to Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ABC.
The Black Diamond Trophy rivalry was originally scheduled to be renewed on Saturday, Sept. 2. However, with the NFL not starting until the next week, this move ensures that Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia will have less competition for viewers.
Tickets for the primetime matchup will go on sale first to Hokie Club members and Virginia Tech season ticket holders. Those tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, April 4. Student tickets are already on sale.
Virginia Tech and West Virginia haven’t played for the Black Diamond trophy since 2005, when the Hokies beat the Moutaineers 34-17 in Morgantown. The game will mark the 52nd meeting between the two programs. Virginia Tech is 22-28 all-time in the rivalry.