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Kickoff Times and Broadcast Info Announced for WVU Football’s First Three Games

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Nov 14, 2020; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; A West Virginia Mountaineers fan cheers during the first quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Kickoff times and broadcast information has been set for West Virginia football’s first three games of the 2021 season, the Big 12 and Big Ten offices announced Thursday.

The Mountaineers will open the 2021 season with a 3:30 p.m. road game against Maryland on Sept. 4 that will be televised on ESPN.

The team’s home opener will be on Sept. 11 at home against Long Island at 5 p.m. on ESPN+.

WVU’s final non-conference game will be a battle for the Black Diamon Trophy against Virginia Tech at home on Sept. 18 at noon on FS1.

Big 12 conference play will begin on Sept. 25 with times and broadcast for all conference games released on either a 12- or 6-day window.

West Virginia and Maryland are familiar foes, with the Mountaineers holding a 28-22-2 record against the Terrapins. The two teams played yearly from 1980-2007 and then revived the series from 2010-2015. The most recent meeting was a 45-6 West Virginia win at Milan Puskar Stadium in 2015.

West Virginia has never played Long Island but is undefeated all-time against FCS opponents with a perfect 20-0 record.

Finally, Virginia Tech is another well-known opponent with WVU holding a 28-23-1 record against the Hokies. The two played every year from 1973-2005 and revived the rivalry in 2017. Virginia Tech walked away with a 31-24 win at FedEx Field.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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