Scheduled to end following the 2017 season, the Maryland-West Virginia rivalry could be back on after a brief hiatus.
Speaking to the Baltimore Sun, WVU athletic director Oliver Luck confirmed that he has been in touch with his counterpart at Maryland, Kevin Anderson, about adding future games to the series. Calling it “a very good rivalry,” Luck said the earliest the series could resume would be in the 2020s.
Luck gave no indication as to when an announcement on an agreement could be expected.
The two football programs are scheduled to meet in each of the next five seasons, including a date this weekend in Baltimore. They’ve met 49 times, the first coming in 1919, and they’ve played every season since 1980.
The only teams the Terps have played more than the Mountaineers are fellow ACC members — North Carolina (69), North Carolina State (68) and Clemson and Wake Forest (61). They’ve played Duke 49 times as well.
WVU has played just four programs more than they have Maryland: Backyard Brawl partner Pittsburgh (93), Syracuse (60), Penn State (55) and Virginia Tech (50).
The Mountaineers lead the all-time series 26-21-2.