Virginia Tech to Play West Virginia in Sunday Primetime Slot for Season Opener

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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.

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  1. If the Stump Jumper fans start drinking tonight they’ll be just about right (per their standards) by 6PM Sept 3rd

  2. Got my tickets a couple months ago along with a parking pass, glad the game went to Sunday vs, Thursday or Friday.

  3. Did anyone mention that is Labor Day weekend? End of summer/last weekend to vacation…how will that affect attendance at 90,000 seat FedEx field?
    Mountaineers don’t know what vacation is, they’re liable to overrun the place. I suggest Tech invest in a few thousand cases of anti-mattress spray to kill the bedbugs

  4. Awesome! But whatever happens in DC, this time let’s keep focused during the short week afterward and not get upset at home by Delaware. That Boise game at FedEx Field on a short week really messed us up against JMU a few years back!

    1. Focus wasn’t the problem. Recovery time was the problem – especially for the OL and DL.

    1. Correct, it was a low soring game something like 10-10 or 13-13. Tommy Stafford was QB. We were in the north endzone bleachers and it was kind of a dismal day.

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