CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — Before football became a premiere sport for television screens, it was broadcasted over radio, and the first football game to be enjoyed this way was a 1921 game between rivals West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh.

The game was played at Forbes Field and received play-by-play coverage on the world’s first commercial radio station, KDKA, and had Harold W. Arlin as the announcer, reportedly using a “makeshift microphone lined with felt to filter out the noises from the field,” according to a 1991 Pitt football media guide.

This meeting between school rivals would end in a Pitt victory over West Virginia, 21-13.

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