Blue & Gold Classic Game Of The Week: 1982 West Virginia at Oklahoma

Blue & Gold Game Of The Week: 1982 West Virginia at Oklahoma


In our series reliving some of the greatest moments in Mountaineer athletics, we look back at a classic – West Virginia’s 41-27 victory over Oklahoma in the 1982 season opener.

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    Greg Hunter
    Greg Hunter
    Muskets:

    Blue & Gold Game Of The Week: 1982 West Virginia at Oklahoma In our series reliving some of the greatest moments in Mountaineer athletics, we look
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    #57576

    Txeer80
    Muskets:

    Funny that during the entire first half they kept showing one of our assistants and saying it was Dandy Don

    #57592
    Kevin Kinder
    Kevin Kinder
    Muskets:

    So many mistakes in that broadcast. Was the very early days of CFB open broadcasts. They called Brad Minetree Dirk Minniefield if memory serves correctly.

    The assistant coach they were showing was defensive coordinator Dennis Brown.

    #57614
    wvulockerroom
    wvulockerroom
    Muskets:

    I think they even called us the “Miners” at one time during the game. We had the last laugh though.

    #57615
    Greg Hunter
    Greg Hunter
    Muskets:

    I believe this WVU-Oklahoma game from 1982 was broadcast by ESPN. But since few people received that channel at that time, it was also available for mass audiences in various places. I know in Morgantown, I watched the game from the Coliseum, which had set up a giant screen on one end. The picture and sound were awful, but the celebration at the end was epic. WVU and Don Nehlen had so little national credibility that the broadcast kept showing West Virginia defensive coordinator Dennis Brown and identifying him as Nehlen. Can’t imagine that happening today.

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    Ccteam
    Muskets:

    I was working at a Foodland in Danville, WV bagging groceries that day. Listened to the start of the game while on break and heard them go down 14-0. When they took the lead a buddy drove by the parking lot and told me. I started hanging around cars in the lot that had the game on radio. Went home that night and watched a taped delay. Can’t remember which station carried it.

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    Dropout71
    Muskets:

    ESPN didn’t begin carrying live regular-season college football until a Supreme Court ruling in 1984 made it possible, although in the early 80s it produced games that aired on tape delay.

    The Oklahoma game was seen live via closed-circuit at the Coliseum and other locations, as Greg said, and was first broadcast on ESPN that Sunday night in prime time. The game was rerun four or five times in the next 48 hours or so, and I might have seen some of all of those repeats.

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