Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Replacing Maryland

This marks the last year WVU and Maryland will play for a while as the Fridge has decided head for the west coast in an attempt to finally finish off the San Andreas fault when Maryland takes on California the next two years. WVU has been left scrambling for an opponent for the two year gap (hopefully then the rivalry resumes in 2010) and one has been found in Big 12 country. It has been announced that WVU will play Colorado in the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Colorado had a home-and-home football series lined up with North Carolina in 2008 and 2009, but the Tar Heels opted out. So the Buffaloes lined up West Virginia to take the spots on the schedule, with ESPN helping to facilitate the deal. Both games could be on either ABC or a cable outlet.

Colorado and Auburn will give WVU two BCS teams on the schedule out of conference in '08-'09. Other non-conference teams in both years are Marshall and ECU. Villanova is scheduled in 2008 and hopefully they will have a football team by then because I don't know that they have one now. There is still one open date for '09. Hopefully the school that is signed will have helmets made by then or can let Villanova borrow theirs for '08.

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