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Black Diamond Trophy Game Records Sell Out Crowd



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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – According to a West Virginia University press release, the 60,000-seat Milan Puskar Stadium is officially sold to capacity for the WVU – Virginia Tech game.

Sept. 18 is a Gold Rush, and Mountaineer fans are encouraged to dress bright and arrive multiple hours ahead of the noon kickoff time for festivities like the Mountaineer Mantrip, the WVU Medicine Children’s wave, and the Pride of West Virginia’s pre-game show. Free gold rally towels will be available at each of the gates.

The Mountaineers (1-1) lead the series with the no. 15 Hokies (2-0) 28-23-1; sixteen of those wins have been in Morgantown, but Virginia Tech has had their hands on the Black Diamond Trophy for what WVU head coach Neal Brown predicts is more than 6,000 days straight. The border state rivalry hasn’t been played since 2017, at which point Virginia Tech extended its win streak to three in a 31-24 battle in Landover, Md.

It’s a homecoming game full of pre-game excitement as well, as the 11 WVU Sports Hall of Fame 2020 inductees are set to be honored at 9 a.m. across the parking lot in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility.

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