It's been 2832 days since West Virginia and Virginia Tech have squared off on the grid iron and now we have to wait 2998 days until they do it again. It really is difficult to put into words for those who don't understand what this means. We absolutely love being in the Big XII. Wouldn't trade it for the world. That being said, we have no rivals.
Our biggest rivalry game last year was Maryland (and arguably the Syracuse bowl game.) While playing UMD is enjoyable for the sheer amount of intertwined friend groups between the schools, it doesn't have that major rivalry feel.... the hate feel. The "dear God, please let us not lose this game" not because it would hurt your postseason outlook, but because you can't take knowing they beat you for twelve months until you play again. It's this kind of passion that drives collegiate athletics and it's something we've been will be without since November 25, 2011. The worst part about the Pitt situation is that, while there are plenty of rumblings and hope, there is no definitive date for when we play again. It's been the same way for the Virginia Tech rivalry since 2005. Today, finally, sets a date.