In what is most likely an abbreviated sigh of relief for WVU, the annual Capital Classic against Marshall will not be on a weeknight, but on a Saturday.
The annual college basketball clash between the Mountain State’s only two Division I programs — the Capital Classic — has veered from its regular format in recent years.
That’ll happen again this season with the first Saturday matchup in the series’ 25-game history at the Charleston Civic Center.
The details are still being finalized, but the annual hoops series between WVU and Marshall will be played Saturday, Dec. 14.
I say this is a relief because it lightens WVU’s workload a little bit. The Mountaineers play at Missouri Dec. 5. There will be no game that weekend, I would have to think, and the following week is generally reserved for a Duquesneish mid-week game. There’s ample time to prep for the emotional Marshall game and the travel is much friendlier than going to, say Brooklyn or even Blacksburg right before finals week. I’m sure the Legislature will still be upset.