After 50 years, the West Virginia University Mountaineers return to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee. The team is seeing seeking revenge after its loss to Utah (32-6) in 1964. This year, WVU will face off against the Texas A&M Aggies in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl. It will be the Mountaineers’ 33rd bowl appearance and the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

Alumni, fans and friends are invited to join the WVU Alumni Association and Mountaineer Athletic Club for a special travel opportunity to Memphis.

WVU Sports Travel will offer one deluxe two-night package at the Marriot Memphis East (check in Sunday Dec. 28, check out Tuesday Dec. 30). The package includes admission to the official pre-game party, roundtrip deluxe motor coach transfers to and from the stadium on game day, and shuttle service from the hotel to Beale Street on the evening of Dec. 28. The package includes all taxes, gratuities and a souvenir name badge with lanyard. WVU Sports Travel will host a hospitality table in the hotel for guest assistance. The trip will be fully escorted by WVU Sports Travel and West Virginia University Alumni Association staff.

Those purchasing the travel package may also add game tickets when registering. Tickets also are available at or by calling the WVU Ticket Office at 1-800-WVU-GAME.

Alumni and fans interested in purchasing a package can contact WVU Sports Travel at or 1-888-373-5067.
The times and location for other WVU fan events will be announced at a later date once details are finalized. Alumni and fans can visit to stay in tune with the latest news, wish the team good luck and interact with fellow Mountaineers.

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is the seventh-oldest college football bowl game in the USA and has been held annually since 1958. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the1964 Liberty Bowl for the Mountaineers, where they lost to Utah 32-6. It was the first major bowl game to be played indoors and televised nationally. WVU officially accepted an invitation to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Sunday, Dec. 7. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT.

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